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Study

There are many opportunities to study with us and to join our thriving interdisciplinary early-career community.

Key contact

For more information about any of our postgraduate study opportunities, please contact Sarah Brasher.

Sarah Brasher

Sarah Brasher

Centre for Doctoral Training Manager

Email
brasherse@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9027

Doctoral opportunities

We are involved in two Centres for Doctoral Training. Between them, the WISE and FRESH centres are training over 120 students across the Great West Alliance (GW4).

In both of these centres, stakeholders are central to framing research problems and supporting the advisory team. Thus, stakeholders play an important role in the training of students by hosting research placement or by supervising projects.

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FRESH Centre for Doctoral Training

UKRI NERC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability.

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WISE Centre for Doctoral Training

EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics Science and Engineering.

Our affiliated researchers are also involved in the supervision of students from the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership.

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NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership

The NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaborative partnership offering research training in environmental sciences.

There are also many PhD opportunities available in our affiliated schools. Please check the Find a PhD website for more information.

Postgraduate taught programmes

Our affiliated researchers are involved in two programmes exploring current water challenges.

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MSc Water in a Changing World

The MSc Water in a Changing World combines knowledge from several fields to encourage a broad outlook on water problems and provides a strong base for pursuing a research career in a water-related topic.

Water in a Changing World (MSc)

This course draws on interdisciplinary knowledge to provide a broad outlook on water problems within the context of current realities and future projections of climate change.

MSc Global Ecology and Conservation

The MSc Global Conservation and Ecology covers the major conservation issues affecting freshwater habitats and ecosystems across the globe.

Global Ecology and Conservation (MSc)

Our MSc in Global Ecology and Conservation aims to train the ecologists and conservationists of the future.

Placement opportunities

As part of our postgraduate taught programmes, we give students the opportunities to do placements of up to 9 months with our affiliated researchers.

We also have placement opportunities under schemes such as Erasmus for students nationally and internationally.

If you are interested in working with one of our researchers, please contact Sarah Brasher to find out more.

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Early-career group

It's never too early to start an interdisciplinary community. Our early-career group brings together postgraduate, PhD students and early-career researchers from different disciplines across the University.

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Early career

Meet the postgraduate, PhD students and early-career researchers that are part of our early-career group.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Because water challenges are among the world's greatest threats, we developed this course with an interdisplinarity team of our affiliated researchers to explore the physical, biological and social facets of water security.

Over the next 30 years it is estimated that 80% of the world’s population will live in areas with high levels of water scarcity. Our MOOC, which runs twice a year, introduces learners to the challenges of water security and explains why human activity and environmental issues are putting increasing pressure on our water resources.

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The Challenges of Water Security - Massive Open Online Course

Get an introduction to the challenges of water security on a local and global scale with our online course.