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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: Study and analysis of international intellectual property rights and business strategies for the economically and environmentally sustainable introduction of novel materials and smart labels into high volume in packaging 31 October 2019
KESS2 East PhD in Mathematics: Generative Adversarial Networks for Rare Event Augmentation 24 September 2019
PhD in Chemistry: Development of materials that change their electrical conductivity at a specific temperature 31 October 2019
PhD in Chemistry: Organic synthesis and study of chromogenic polymeric materials based on polythiophenes responsive electrical stimuli 31 October 2019
PhD in Chemistry: Organic synthesis and study of small, O- and S-doped polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as chromogenic materials 31 October 2019

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