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A research degree at Cardiff University gives you the freedom to investigate a specific topic in real depth amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.

Research degrees are focused on independent study. Unlike taught students, you'll work with your supervisor to identify your study needs. Some research degrees include taught elements that focus on research conduct or in depth knowledge required for your project.

Find out more about the types of research degree we offer.

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Postgraduate research

Why postgraduate research?

Conducting research at postgraduate level can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to explore something in real depth and make new contributions to knowledge.

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Why Cardiff University?

Cardiff is in the top tier of Britain's research universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

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Doctoral Training Initiatives

Our research-intensive profile and reputation enables us to secure funding for doctoral education from a wide range of sources.

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Doctoral Academy

Supporting the work of our Academic Schools and supervisors to provide an enhanced experience for research students.

Latest funded PhD and other research opportunities

Award Deadline
PhD in Biosciences: Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics & Bioengineering Centre 31/10/2016
PhD in Psychology: Sleep and Memory 30/09/2016
PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: The development of functional single molecule bio-imaging in synthetic cells 30/09/2016
PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Medicines optimisation and health outcomes care home residents 30/09/2016
PhD in Chemistry: Element-specific smart media for fast, low-cost radionuclide analyses 31/05/2017

Alternatively you can use our funding search to discover our full range of opportunities.