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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 Physics: Quantum space-time experiment 31 July 2019
PhD in Architecture: Prospering from the Energy Revolution – EnergyREV Consortium 16 August 2019
PhD in Vision Sciences: Investigating the causes and establishing better measures of visual performance in Infantile Nystagmus 31 August 2019
PhD in Vision Sciences: Exploring the relationship between visual pigment kinetics and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) pathology 31 July 2019
PhD in Vision Sciences: Contact lenses for myopia management 26 July 2019

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