Join us for Postgraduate Research

The recruitment of exceptional postgraduate students from the UK and around the world is central to our research philosophy. Our postgraduate researchers are active across the range of research subgroups and are funded from a range of sources including self, industry, charity, European Social Fund and the DTA. 

We welcome UK and international applications for research degrees, such as PhD or Masters by Research, in one of our areas of expertise. You can study full or part time, on campus or remotely. If you're a professional with an existing body of research, a PhD by Portfolio could be the route for you. You can see our taught Criminology degrees here.

Postgraduate researchers are assigned a supervisory team who have the expertise and experience to support them in their studies. Supervisors will help you to shape your doctoral research project, advise you on creating networks and establishing your career.

You can find our tuition fees for postgraduate research here and more information on our Graduate School site. When you are ready to submit an application, this is how you do it. Check out current funded PhDs.

Benefit from our world class expertise

  • 71% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 
  • More than 80% of our research impact is world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*)  
  • 75% of our outputs are world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 
  • First in Wales for impact out of three universities - based on 4* / 3* 

Research Excellence Framework 2021, the government's official measure of research capacity

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