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University Graduate College: Enhancing the experience of Postgraduate Researchers

Why Cardiff?

Student School of Chemistry 500x280The School of Chemistry has outstanding research facilities and equipment enabling research in all branches of core and interdisciplinary chemistry

Cardiff is in the top tier of Britain's research universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

Research Excellence

  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we rank fifth among universities nationally based on the quality of our research
  • Awarded five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (which recognise world-class excellence in UK Higher Education)
  • Attracted on average £90 million in new research grants and contracts over the last three years
  • Distinguished staff including two Nobel Prize Winners and a number of Fellows of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the British Academy as well as Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Our doctoral training is recognised by the UK Research Councils and we are leading or participating in a range of doctoral training initiatives.

A Research Culture

  • University Graduate College provides skills and development and networking opportunities and fosters an intellectually stimulating environment
  • Shortlisted for the 2010 Times Higher Education award in the "Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers" category

Strong Links with Industry, Commerce & Government

  • Close relationships with local firms and major multinational companies
  • Acts as a consultancy for companies, local authorities and government on a wide range of technical and policy issues
  • Research and Innovation Department ensures strong links with business and industry and other partners
  • Innovation Network provides excellent networking opportunities

Languages for All

Our Languages for All programme allows you the chance to improve your language skills alongside your studies free of charge.