We have a strong international reputation for research, with strengths in the science, history and theory of architecture.
Our PhD students are fully integrated members of our research community, which is home to a number of highly respected units and groups.
Our programmes span the biological sciences, from understanding neurons to the mechanisms of diseases and the genetics of endangered species.
Our research is split into five distinct themes, collaborating both internally and with Academic Schools across the University.
Our long-standing, strong and dynamic research culture underpins an international reputation for world-class output.
Producing internationally competitive research projects and highly skilled postgraduates with excellent future career prospects.
Our programmes are based on independent full-time research work, with an academic supervisor to guide you in discovering new and exciting areas.
We are committed to providing excellent facilities, internationally recognised teaching staff and a supportive environment.
Join a supportive interdisciplinary environment in which world-leading research is produced and shared.
We are a major international centre for research in city and regional planning, human geography and urban design.
One of the leading healthcare research departments in the UK, our research enriches education and healthcare with direct benefits to patients and the public.
Join a vibrant academic and research community that takes pride in training the next generation of researchers.
Committed to undertaking research that engages with contemporary issues across journalism, the media and communications both theoretically and practically.
Our thriving research culture and international renown helps us to deliver innovative and unique projects.
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.
Committed to the pursuit of improved health through education, research and engagement with the wider world.
We make sure to embed our postgraduates into our strong, stimulating and vibrant research culture.
We are a creative and comprehensive centre of excellent musical research, composition and performance.
Our innovative research aims to form a better understanding of the basic mechanisms of vision, as well as to devise novel therapeutic interventions.
The excellence of our pharmaceutical science and health-related research is recognised internationally.
We have an established track record of research excellence and host world-class laboratories to support our wide range of research activities.
As an academic, international centre for medical education, we have extensive expertise in supporting clinicians aspiring to professionalise their educational roles.
Research is conducted in purpose-built laboratories, and this infrastructure is widely considered to be amongst the best of any UK School of Psychology.
Research students join a vibrant academic and research environment with supervision by leading experts in their field.
We conduct expansive and impactful research, led by highly respected scholars.
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Academic life at Cardiff University is challenging, innovative and rewarding. Our students learn from leading researchers and teachers who are driven by creativity and curiosity.
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