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A research degree at Cardiff University gives you the opportunity 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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Doctoral Training Initiatives

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

Images of research by postgraduate research students from an exhibition by the Doctoral Academy.

Doctoral Academy

The Doctoral Academy is a dynamic academic unit to grow, coordinate and support postgraduate research.

Latest funded PhD and other research opportunities

Award Deadline
PhD in Chemistry: Development of New Microwave Technology for Investigation of Radicals in Catalytic Pathways 31 August 2018
KESS2 MPhil in Computer Science and Informatics: Awareness and monitoring of personal mobility to improve quality of living at home for the elderly 16 September 2018
PhD in Engineering: Improved motion-correction for MRI with markerless face-tracking 21 December 2018
PhD in Engineering: High efficiency power amplifiers for base-stations of the next mobile generation 30 September 2018
PhD in Healthcare Sciences: Measuring the Impact of living with a skin condition - an international collaborative study 24 August 2018

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