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Postgraduate research

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.

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PhD studentships and projects

Find funded PhD studentships and projects, as well as projects available for applicants who are self-funded or have already secured funding.

Civil & Environmental engineering students

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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Writing a research proposal

Make sure your research proposal is well received by reading our guide.

GW4 studentship

Doctoral Academy

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

Engineering UG students

Find a supervisor

Search for a supervisor who can support your research project.