Advice for applicants, Research Cardiff Metropolitan University provides a number of opportunities to undertake research leading to either a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You can study for a research degree on a full or part-time basis and this may take place entirely within the university or at your place of work or through a combination of both.

We also offer a number of high quality Professional Doctorates which are available in selected areas. Whichever route you take, our staff will endeavour to provide the appropriate motivation, support and encouragement that you need.

We anticipate that our research students will develop a broad range of skills during their training which will be appropriate for a wide range of careers in the public, professional or private sectors.

For more information about Research opportunities please click here Cardiff Met Research.

Applications for Research programmes should be made directly to the Admissions Unit through our Self Service Application System. Applications can be made at any time throughout the year.

Applications are made online through Self Service.  The Self Service System enables you to send an application to the university immediately and allows you to attach relevant supporting documents (for example, qualification certificates, references and research proposals). Please take note of the supporting document for research applications. You must upload a Research Proposal and completed Supporting Document before submitting your application.

You can save your application and return to finish it at a later date. Once submitted, you can log in to check its status and see when a decision is made.

If you are considering applying for one of our research programmes you may wish to note that we have three research intakes with students enrolling in the Autumn (September), Spring (January) and Summer (April). When you apply you should note your preferred start date on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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Please note that you must have applied to and received an offer from us before you can enrol.

Disclosure and Barring Service (selected programmes only)
If you have received an offer which includes a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) pack you should complete and return the DBS information as soon as possible as this process can take around 6 weeks to complete.

Remember to send in proof of your qualifications
If you have received an offer, you should send proof of your qualifications to the Admissions team for verification.

Met the conditions attached to your offer?...Don’t forget to let us know
If you have received a conditional offer, e.g. that you obtain a 2.1 in your degree, you need to let us know that you have met these conditions so that we can make your offer unconditional. Please send proof of your qualifications to the Admissions team for verification. If for any reason your grades fall slightly short of expectation, don’t despair, contact the Admissions team and we will do our best to help you find a course that meets both your career aspirations and qualifications.

Joining Information
If you have received an offer (and have met any conditions set) you will be sent your course joining information during August onwards (for September starters) or December (for January Starters) and March (for April Starters). This pack will contain the key information that you need to enrol on your course and to become a student with us.

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