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Browse research programmes by School

Welsh School of Architecture

We have a strong international reputation for research, with strengths in the science, history and theory of architecture.

Cardiff Business School

Our PhD students are fully integrated members of our research community, which is home to a number of highly respected units and groups.

School of Biosciences

Our programmes span the biological sciences, from understanding neurons to the mechanisms of diseases and the genetics of endangered species.

School of Chemistry

Our research is split into five distinct themes, collaborating both internally and with Academic Schools across the University.

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Our long-standing, strong and dynamic research culture underpins an international reputation for world-class output.

School of Dentistry

Producing internationally competitive research projects and highly skilled postgraduates with excellent future career prospects.

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Our programmes are based on independent full-time research work, with an academic supervisor to guide you in discovering new and exciting areas.

School of Engineering

We are committed to providing excellent facilities, internationally recognised teaching staff and a supportive environment.

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Join a supportive interdisciplinary environment in which world-leading research is produced and shared.

School of Geography and Planning

We are a major international centre for research in city and regional planning, human geography and urban design.

School of Healthcare Sciences

One of the leading healthcare research departments in the UK, our research enriches education and healthcare with direct benefits to patients and the public.

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Join a vibrant academic and research community that takes pride in training the next generation of researchers.

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Committed to undertaking research that engages with contemporary issues across journalism, the media and communications both theoretically and practically.

School of Law and Politics

Our thriving research culture and international renown helps us to deliver innovative and unique projects.

School of Mathematics

In a friendly research environment encouraging the exchange of ideas, students have access to both School-maintained clusters and the University's high-performance computing facilities.

School of Medicine

Committed to the pursuit of improved health through education, research and engagement with the wider world.

School of Modern Languages

We make sure to embed our postgraduates into our strong, stimulating and vibrant research culture.

School of Music

We are a creative and comprehensive centre of excellent musical research, composition and performance.

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Our innovative research aims to form a better understanding of the basic mechanisms of vision, as well as to devise novel therapeutic interventions.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The excellence of our pharmaceutical science and health-related research is recognised internationally.

School of Physics and Astronomy

We have an established track record of research excellence and host world-class laboratories to support our wide range of research activities.

School of Psychology

Research is conducted in purpose-built laboratories, and this infrastructure is widely considered to be amongst the best of any UK School of Psychology.

School of Social Sciences

Research students join a vibrant academic and research environment with supervision by leading experts in their field.

School of Welsh

We conduct expansive and impactful research, led by highly respected scholars.