Doctoral Training Initiatives

Our research-intensive profile and reputation enables us to secure funding for doctoral study from a wide range of sources, including UK Research Councils, charities and trusts, governmental bodies and industry.

In particular, we are currently leading or participating in a range of specific doctoral training initiatives, such as UK Research Council sponsored Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs), Doctoral Training Centers (DTCs) or Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). These span many of our areas of academic and research strengths.

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DTPs, CDTs and DTCs bring together diverse areas of expertise which aim to train doctoral researchers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become successful researchers and who are able to tackle today's big questions and future challenges.

They also aim to provide a supportive and exciting environment for students, often with the opportunity to take advantage of broader training or development opportunities, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners. In addition, as a postgraduate research student at Cardiff University our aim is for you to access the training provided through the Doctoral Academy.

Opportunities by research area

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Biomedical and Life Sciences

Physical Sciences and Engineering

For funding for doctoral research outside of these doctoral training initiatives, see our funding pages.