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University Graduate College: Enhancing the experience of Postgraduate Researchers

A research degree at Cardiff gives you the freedom 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.

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A research student at the School of Chemistry

Browse research opportunities by name

For a full A to Z of our research opportunities, please visit Course Finder.

Why postgraduate research?

The skills and expertise you'll gain from postgraduate research are highly valued by employers and can often lead to management and other senior positions both inside and outside of academia.

Why Cardiff?

We have not only globally recognised research quality and a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaboration but also the valuable connections with industry, commerce & government that will help your career. We also lead or participate in a range of doctoral training initiatives.

How to apply

Follow our step by step guide to the postgraduate application process.

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Career prospects

Enhance your employability with a postgraduate qualification and the support of our professional careers service.

Part-time research

If you need to balance your study with other commitments, we have a range of part-time research opportunities.

Student views

Some of our research students share their views on life as a postgraduate at Cardiff University.