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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 researchers 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: Catalytic Science 31 August 2019
EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Biosciences 1 March 2019
PhD in Psychology: Emerging adulthood and the development of pro-environmental identity and habits 17 March 2019
PhD in Medicine: Investigating the interplay of maternal obesity and Neuro-immune interactions in neuropsychiatric disorders: a developmental approach 15 March 2019
KESS2 East PhD in Engineering: Manufacturing effects in electrical steels for automotive drives 31 March 2019

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