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Cardiff University

Prospectus 2018

87% of postgraduates Top 3 city OVER 8,500

postgraduates from
employed or in further study for quality of more than
6 months after graduation
UK university
for research Source: HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2014/15 survey 100 countries
Source: Research Excellence
Quality of Living Index 2015

Framework 2014, see page 12

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About Cardiff Your Postgraduate Arts, Humanities Biomedical Physical Sciences Further Information
Degree and Social Sciences and Life Sciences and Engineering
4 Why Cardiff?
6 Cardiff a Capital City 39 Business 83 Biosciences 110 Architecture 136 Location and Campus
30 Your Study Options
10 Our Teaching and Facilities 44 English, Communication 86 Dentistry 115 Chemistry Maps
32 Fees and Funding
12 Our Research and Philosophy 89 Healthcare Sciences 118 Computer Science and 138 Taught Programmes Index
34 How to Apply
14 Our Doctoral Training 48 Geography and Planning 93 Medical and Dental Informatics 140 Research Programmes and
Programmes 52 History, Archaeology and Education 122 Earth and Ocean Sciences Areas Index
36 Take a closer look Religion
16 Our Doctoral Academy 96 Medicine 124 Engineering 142 Travelling to Cardiff
37 Academic Schools Index 57 Journalism, Media and
18 Careers and Employability 101 Optometry and Vision 129 Mathematics 144 What Next?
Cultural Studies Sciences
20 Our Student Services 131 Physics and Astronomy
61 Law 103 Pharmacy and
22 International Students
66 Modern Languages Pharmaceutical Sciences
23 English Language
Programmes 69 Music 106 Psychology
24 Living in Cardiff 71 Politics and International
26 Our Students Union
74 Social Sciences
28 Cardiff University Sport
80 Welsh

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Why Cardiff?
Why Cardiff?

Opened in June 2016, the new 44m Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) houses a combination
of neuroimaging equipment unique in Europe

We are research We are innovative We care about We are collaborative We transform We are international
intensive We are in the top 10 most our students We are part of the GW4 communities We have more than 151,000
Our world-class research staff innovative universities in With more than 30,000 Alliance of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff We will fulfil our civic alumni in over 185 countries
include Nobel Laureates, the UK students we are the 9th and Exeter universities working mission and broader social We have signed co-operation
Fellows of the Royal Society We are amongst the top 40 largest university in the UK. together to translate research responsibilities and are agreements with the University
and of other learned societies most innovative universities Of these, almost 9,000 into real-world applications committed to the Welsh of Leuven, Belgiums largest
in Europe are postgraduates and stimulate growth language university, and Xiamen
Research funding awards
exceed 90m annually, with We are investing 300m in our 86% of our research and Many of our Doctoral 1 ,000 of our students University. Through these, we
a total value of our research new Innovation Campus taught students were satisfied Training Programmes are volunteer on projects in the aim to increase collaborative
contracts of about 500m with their overall experience; run in partnership with other community each year research, share education
We are in the top ten Russell
more than the UK average universities best practice and create more
Group universities for the We contribute nearly 3bn to
We have strong engagement opportunities for student and
5th in quality among number of Knowledge Transfer (Source: PRES 2015 and the UK economy
PTES 2016) with the public sector, higher staff exchange.
UK universities Partnerships
Our partnership with Fusion We understand the pressures education institutions, and We are in a capital city We have formal links with over
2nd in impact among IP has led to over 50m of advanced study and so businesses and industries in Cosmopolitan: modern, 39 countries
UK universities support you through your Wales, the UK and beyond thriving and attractive Over 900 of our research and
investment in spinout
companies studies, both academically Affordable: one of the lowest teaching staff are from overseas
87% of our submitted and personally
research was rated Our enterprising graduates average costs of living for
have founded 164 businesses Languages for All: study a university cities
as world-leading or language alongside your We are home to more
between 2013-2016 Compact and safe: all your
internationally excellent degree, free of charge than 7,000 overseas
study, living and leisure needs
Source: 2014 Research Excellence Our Doctoral Academy within walking distance students from over
Framework (REF 2014) provides training and support 100 countries
to our research students

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Cardiff a Capital City
Cardiff a Capital City
Cardiff is a thriving and attractive city which is
widely recognised as an outstanding place in
which to live and study.

Aerial view of Cardiff towards Bristol Channel with Cardiffs civic centre,
where many University buildings are located, and Bute Park to the right Image by Aerial Photography Wales

Cardiff caters for many tastes, (formerly Millennium Stadium), Vibrant city life well-established arts centre.
offering everything from the home of Welsh rugby. There are also comedy clubs and
When it comes to entertainment,
excitement of the city to the peace several multi-screen cinemas in
The city skyline is testimony to Cardiff is well-equipped to satisfy
and tranquillity of the nearby the city centre.
its heritage and ambition, with student needs. In addition to
coast and countryside. The quality
landmark buildings ranging from the facilities provided in our Cardiff Bay is regarded as one of
of the Cardiff Experience is such
the historic Cardiff Castle to the Students Union, there is a the most successful regeneration
that the city is widely recognised
iconic Wales Millennium Centre. multitude of cafs, pubs and projects in the UK, a modern
as an outstanding place in which
nightclubs. development of homes, shops,
to live and study. Cardiffs history dates back
bars, restaurants, offices, an
more than 2,000 years to the Concerts to suit all tastes
entertainment complex, visitor
A city with character, Romans. It was once one of are held at the world-class
attractions, sport facilities,
heritage and ambition the busiest ports in the world, Wales Millennium Centre,
the Wales Millennium Centre,
exporting the coal which fuelled the Motorpoint Arena and
Cardiff has a distinctive the distinctive Roath Lock a
the industrial revolution. St Davids Hall.
character, a good quality of 20,000m2 BBC TV production
life, and a growing national and Cardiff has an abundance of Meanwhile, the University studio, and the National Assembly
international reputation. It hosts urban green spaces. Our 330 Concert Hall provides venues for Wales, all surrounding a huge
numerous major sports, arts parks and gardens reach right for classical music lovers, with freshwater lake.
and cultural events and, as the into the heart of the city, with regular recitals and concerts.
capital city of Wales, it is home extensive areas of peaceful The world-acclaimed Welsh
to many national institutions. parks and gardens close to the National Opera is based in
These include the National city centre. Cardiff, while for those who
Cardiff is known for its extensive The impressive Principality
parkland and its historic castle Museum Cardiff and the 74,500 prefer drama, Cardiff has two Stadium
seat Principality Stadium thriving theatres and a large

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Cardiff combines all the advantages of a compact,
friendly and inexpensive location with the cultural

and recreational facilities of a modern capital city.

a Capital
Case Studies
Cardiff Bay with the Pierhead Building, the Senedd housing the debating chamber of the National Assembly
for Wales, and the Millennium Centre in the back Andrew Hazard, courtesy of

Cardiff is the location for award- Sport for everyone Beyond Cardiff Cardiff is a prosperous and attractive city, bounded by
winning television productions,
Cardiff is one of the UKs major The surrounding countryside an historic waterfront area on one side and beautiful
including Doctor Who, Sherlock
sporting centres with facilities offers attractive scenery and
and Casualty. University buildings
and events to please both opportunities for all kinds of countryside on the other, and with good public
have been used in both Doctor transport links.
competitors and spectators. outdoor pursuits, such as hiking,
Who and Sherlock and you might
The Principality Stadium hosts rambling and rock climbing. The Complete University Guide 2017
even bump into Peter Capaldi,
major events throughout the
Benedict Cumberbatch and The Wales Coast Path is
year, notably international rugby.
Martin Freeman filming here. recognised as having national
The stadium hosted the UEFA
importance for its outstanding
The city is one of the UKs best Champions League Final in June
scenery, wildlife and historic
shopping destinations, with the 2017. The atmosphere in the city
features. The official distance
St Davids Dewi Sant Shopping on an international match day is
stretches 870 miles.
Centre standing alongside one not to be missed!
pedestrianised shopping streets, The Brecon Beacons National
The city boasts one of currently
indoor and outdoor markets Park, which covers 520 square
only ten Olympic-sized swimming
and a fascinating network of miles roughly the same area as
pools in the UK, a white water
glass-canopied Victorian and the London underground system
rafting and canoe centre, an ice
Edwardian shopping arcades. includes four distinct mountain
rink and facilities to play a range
ranges, 268 scheduled ancient
of other sports.
monuments and well over 3,000
miles of hedgerow.
Cardiff is a premier The surrounding countryside and coast offer superb opportunities
shopping centre for outdoor pursuits

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Our Doctoral
Our Teaching
Our Teaching
and Facilities

Teaching and learning take place in an

environment which enables interaction with
printed books in our

academics at the forefront of research knowledge
and creates a stimulating environment for study. 13 libraries
2,700 STUDY
spaces across
the University

There are plenty of computer work spaces across campus

As active researchers, our Languages for All Erasmus+ IT facilities you to use. The IT Service Desk Advanced Research
academic staff are enthusiastic provides IT help and advice, and
and committed, and this
Language learning opens doors Erasmus+ is an exchange Our modern IT facilities enable
support is available 24/7.
to new experiences, expands programme which allows you easy access to a range of support, Advanced Research Computing
generates a stimulating and
your networks and improves to receive a grant to study or tools and resources to support at Cardiff (ARCCA) provides,
vibrant learning community.
your employability. work in a European country for your study and research. The Libraries
Research is about the spirit of co-ordinates, supports and
2-12 months, as part of your University wide wireless network Our modern libraries are develops advanced research
enquiry. It encourages critical We offer a flexible and innovative welcoming, comfortable and
postgraduate degree, subject covers University buildings and computing services for our
thinking and highlights the ever- choice of study options designed offer a wide range of information
to agreement from your University owned residences. researchers and research
evolving nature of knowledge. to fit with your degree, so that resources in print and online.
Academic School. students.
you can learn a new language or The University network provides We provide a flexible study and
Our teaching has received
develop your existing skills. The Erasmus+ programme is an you with access to a wide research environment, with
robust endorsement from the Continuing Professional
exciting opportunity to become range of software applications study spaces to suit all learning
Quality Assurance Agency Our programmes use the
for Higher Education (QAA). latest technology and teaching
immersed in a different culture, and collaboration tools. Your needs, and long opening hours, Education
make new friends and improve University username and including evenings and weekends We offer a vast range of part-
The QAA audit confirmed that methods to ensure that you are
your language skills. password enable you to access throughout the year. time courses in a variety of
prospective students and able to make the most of your
online resources and services, subject areas. Courses are
employers can have confidence language learning at the times There are more than 1.2m
including email and networked offered in the daytime, evening
in the quality and standards of and the places that best suit you. printed books in the library
file storage. You will also have and at weekends to suit busy
our teaching and awards. collection and an extensive
Courses are currently offered in: a free subscription to Microsoft postgraduates who wish to
Our teaching and learning at Arabic French Office 365 products (Microsoft range of online resources
enhance their CV, improve
postgraduate level encourages Italian Japanese Office ProPlus) for the duration of including eJournals, eBooks,
business/project management
the development of higher German Spanish your studies. indexes, databases, statistical
skills or would like to broaden
levels of subject specific and Russian Portuguese collections and full text archives.
Open Access IT rooms across their learning experience.
transferable skills, independence Mandarin Chinese Research students, in particular,
the campus, some of which are benefit from an extensive range
and teamwork, all attributes
Students can also study Welsh open 24 hours a day, 7 days a of specialist collections.
valued by employers.
through the Welsh for All provision. week, are freely available for

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Our Research: Connecting our Expertise
Our Research: Research Excellence

Connecting our Expertise Framework (REF) 2014:

Overall ranking of universities
(Top 30)
Advancing our understanding of dementia, working Rank University Grade Point
with LIGO to discover gravitational waves, and Average*

shaping the society in which we live; our researchers 1 Imperial College 3.36
are making a real difference and so can you. 2 LSE 3.35
3 University of Oxford 3.34
4 University of Cambridge 3.33
5 Cardiff University 3.27
6 KCL 3.23
7 University of Warwick 3.22
8 University College 3.22
9 London School of Hygiene 3.20
& Tropical Medicine
10 Queen Mary University 3.18
of London
11 University of Edinburgh 3.18
12 University of Bristol 3.18
13 University of Sheffield 3.17
14 University of Bath 3.17
15 University of York 3.17
We are experts at turning our world-leading research into commercial 16 University of Manchester 3.16
success, and are ranked in the top five UK HEIs for the number of
17 University of Southampton 3.15
knowledge transfer programmes.
18 Lancaster University 3.15
19 University of Durham 3.14
We are a member of the Russell disciplines were rated in furthest reaches of space, as This breadth and depth of 20 University of St Andrews 3.13
Group the UKs Ivy League of the top 10 on quality. This well as the ocean floor and expertise puts us in demand with 5th in quality among 21 University of Leeds 3.13
leading research universities. national assessment exercise, beneath the earths crust. policy-makers, non-governmental UK universities 22 University of East Anglia 3.11
We have world-class staff who undertaken periodically by the organisations and industry alike. 23 University of Glasgow 3.10
Research into climate change
push back the frontiers of UK funding councils, confirmed
is complemented by work to
In recent years, we have won 2nd in impact among 24 Swansea University 3.09
human knowledge to help find our place as a world-leading ca. 109m per annum in new UK universities 25 Royal Holloway, 3.09
find sustainable alternatives
solutions to the grand challenges centre of research excellence. research grants and contracts. University of London
to industrial processes and
of the 21st century. This research excellence benefits 87% of our submitted 26 University of Nottingham 3.09
Our health and biosciences energy production, while our
both postgraduate taught and 27 Newcastle University 3.09
We were ranked 5th among research embraces laboratory computer scientists are delivering
research students, who are able
research was rated as
UK universities when judged science through drug innovation in fields such as cyber 28 University of Exeter 3.08
to study in a vibrant, research- world-leading or
on research quality and 2nd development to major clinical security, biodiversity management 29 University of Birmingham 3.07
intensive environment where internationally excellent 30 Cranfield University 3.07
on research impact in the trials. The impact of our research and engineering design.
academic staff are among the
2014 Research Excellence continues to reach far beyond the
Our nine flagship Research leading scholars in their field. REF is a major assessment of research
Framework (REF 2014). 87% journals in which it is published. undertaken periodically by the UK funding
Institutes bring together
of our submitted research was councils. The results are ranked in a number
We investigate the natural world, academic talents from across
rated as world-leading (4*) of ways, one of the most common being
with research that brings direct a range of disciplines to tackle Grade Point Average (GPA). GPA is a
or internationally excellent
improvements to ecosystems some of the biggest challenges measure of the overall or average quality of
(3*) the top two categories
around the globe. Instruments facing society, the economy and research. It is calculated by multiplying the
of assessment. Notably, 15 percentage of research in each of the five
designed here are probing the the environment.
out of 27 of our academic quality categories (4* to 1* and unclassified)
by its rating, adding them all together and
dividing by 100. Further information about
REF is available on our website.

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Our Doctoral Training Programmes

Our Doctoral Training AHRC South, West and
Wales DTP
resources available across the
partner universities and sector
education and training in Wales.
As well as making an original

Programmes This DTP is designed to route

researchers in the arts and
humanities into productive
contribution to knowledge,
students build up a breadth of
research skills and capacities,
This DTP develops top-level enabling them to make
careers, whether in academia or
social scientists. A consortium outstanding contributions to the
professional practice, by providing
of six universities led by us, it social sciences and applications
bespoke training tailored to your
brings together 20 pathways for of the social sciences both
project and career aspirations,
discipline-based, interdisciplinary within and beyond academia.
enriched by the expertise and
and collaborative doctoral

Biomedical & Life Sciences

BBSRC SWBio DTP aligned with one of their three NERC GW4+ DTP
This DTP provides training in two strategic research themes: This DTP also offers opportunities
priority areas: food security and Infection, Immunity and Repair; for bioscientists (see below for
world-class bioscience. It provides Neuroscience and Mental details).
students with excellent cross- Health; and Population Health. Wellcome Trust PhD in
disciplinary research training, The portfolio of PhD projects Integrative Neuroscience
exposing them to the expertise available also reflects the This prestigious 4-year PhD
of all partners by visiting/using collective strengths of the DTP: programme, supported by
their facilities, taking part in quantitative skills (including the Wellcome Trust, provides
conferences, workshops and mathematical modelling), using students a varied experience
taught modules. data for discovery, in vivo skills, in neuroscience research
and interdisciplinary training and techniques. We offer an
MRC GW4 BioMed DTP approaches.
This DTP offers 3.5 year exceptional research environment
studentships in projects with world-class facilities.

As a world-leading, research- These programmes offer students who have been resident
intensive university, we are specialist research training and in the UK for at least three years. Physical Sciences & Engineering
involved in a range of dedicated skill development opportunities, These studentships cover tuition EPSRC DTP advanced knowledge of traditional designed to develop the next
doctoral training programmes. usually through a structured fees at the home fee rate, plus Our EPSRC DTP offers a variety of and emerging disciplines, an generation of water scientists and
programme of learning designed a stipend for living costs. Non- projects in Engineering, Chemistry, understanding of industry and engineers.
Funded by the UK Research
to enhance students capabilities resident EU students are usually Physics and Astronomy, Computer global contexts, and develop
Councils or charitable NERC GW4+ DTP
and develop world-class, highly- eligible for a tuition fee-only Science and Informatics, research and professional skills.
organisations, these This DTP engages a broad
skilled researchers. Often, this is studentship and eligibility for Mathematics, Data Innovation,
programmes offer excellent Energy Systems and Brain EPSRC Diamond Science and spectrum of academic and non-
combined with broader training stipends may vary. International
postgraduate research Research Imaging. Students will Technology CDT academic partners to create an
or development opportunities, (non-EU) students may, in innovative training programme
opportunities, spanning many benefit from an excellent local The CDT will deliver
such as overseas research visits, exceptional circumstances, be interdisciplinary training through to develop tomorrows leaders in
of our areas of research research environment, as well as
placements with non-academic eligible for funding awarded an innovative MSc programme, earth and environmental sciences.
excellence. Each programme is a comprehensive programme of
partners or language learning. by these doctoral training leading on to a cross-disciplinary It covers three themes: Solid Earth,
unique, but all provide cutting- research and professional skills
programmes. PhD, exploiting the first-class Living World and Changing Planet.
edge doctoral study, combined Usually, studentships offered development.
research facilities of the academic
with a supportive and exciting by these doctoral training NERC CDT in Oil & Gas
EPSRC Catalysis CDT partners, with direct industrial
environment. programmes are for UK and EU This CDT aims to address some This CDT aims to train the next
input embedded throughout.
of societys biggest challenges generation of geoscientific and
Key Research Councils through catalysis: clean energy EPSRC Water Informatics: environmental researchers in
CDT Centre for Doctoral Training AHRC Arts and Humanities generation, environmental Science and Engineering CDT oil and gas. It also provides joint
DTC Doctoral Training Centre BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences clean-up of air and water, and This CDT works closely with training delivered by academic,
DTP Doctoral Training Partnership EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences sustainable manufacture. industrial and international governmental and industry experts
ESRC Economic and Social Research Students will develop an academic partners to offer an from the Earth, Environment and
MRC Medical Research advanced PhD training experience, Applied Business sectors.
NERC Natural Environment
STFC Science and Technology Facilities
i In the past, we have also been successful in securing doctoral training funding from the STFC,
Cancer Research and as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

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Our Doctoral Academy
Our Doctoral Academy
Providing a University-wide approach to ensure a
coordinated approach to doctoral study.

We host a range of talks, seminars and workshops; pictured here guest speaker Jorge Cham of PhD Comics

Our Doctoral Academy provides: Undertaking doctoral research events, community events and In addition to courses, the
is intellectually stimulating, student-led activity. Doctoral Academy enables 380 workshops covering 190 topics per year
A central source for doctoral
students to access a challenging and unlike other researcher development by
Topics include a range 9,000 per annum awarded to researcher-led activities
comprehensive range of forms of study at the University. providing opportunities for
of research skills, which
workshops and support, to involvement in student-led
For that reason, the Doctoral complement the training (based on 2016/17 session)
progress their project and conferences, and offering
Academy runs Starting Out provided at Academic School
develop their careers funding for student-led
induction sessions in November and research group level, as well
interdisciplinary activities
Regular cross-School and at each of the additional as broader areas of research
which enhance the research
Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015
activities enable a network of enrolment points (January, management and professional
environment. There Overall satisfaction with the Resources to support research:
researchers and a stimulating April and July). This event will development, which address
are also events to showcase research degree is significantly satisfaction significantly higher
research environment introduce you to the nature of a the UK Research Councils
doctoral research such as above the sector average than the sector (84% vs 79%)
Annual student-led conferences research degree, to the support endorsed Researcher
Images of Research and the (PRES 2015) (86% compared Research culture: satisfaction
and other research showcase available for your research and Development Framework.
Three Minute Thesis. to 82% for the sector) significantly higher than the
events career development and to other
A number of topics are offered Our results were above the sector (71% vs 66%).
research students, who will
Guest speakers such as Jorge via online courses or videos, sector in all thematic areas,
become your friends, colleagues
Cham, creator of PhD Comics. available to researchers with particular strengths in
and perhaps even collaborators.
whenever they wish to access resources to support research
The research and professional them. A key feature of the and research culture
skills development programme programme is the provision of
offered by the Doctoral Academy opportunities to explore career
has several elements: formal options, both within and outside
training workshops, careers of higher education.

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Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability
Whatever stage of your career journey you are at,
our Careers and Employability team are here to
support you in achieving your goal.

In 2016/17 we delivered an extensive programme of employer-led events,
with over 450 employers on campus meeting over 15,000 students.

We feature in the top What we do Discipline-based networking International students Employers of our Postgraduates,
25 universities targeted and skills events, exploring who were available for
Our Careers & Employability Our Careers Advisers are on hand Here are just some of the
careers for researchers beyond employment, had secured
by The Times Top 100 team offer a wide range of
academia hosted, and work
to provide support, resources employers our graduates
employment or further study
Graduate Employers. services to support you with your and guidance to help you have been able to secure
experience opportunities that will
career development during your research career pathways and employment with:
More than 97.5% of our time at Cardiff University and
improve your employability.
opportunities in the UK and your
Postgraduate Research beyond, including: All students will have access to a home country.
Admiral, Atkins, BAE Systems, Graduate destinations
leavers and 96.5% BBC, Bloomberg, Cap Gemini,
Careers fairs careers account, where you can
We also have specialist events Citi Banks Group, Deloitte, 2.7% 0.5%
of our Postgraduate Employer presentations
search graduate employment
and information resources to Eversheds, EY, GE Healthcare,
Taught leavers were in opportunities with organisations 8.9%
1-2-1 consultations with help our international students HSBC, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover,
recruiting directly from Cardiff
employment or further careers advisers explore their career options in Microsoft, NHS, Office for
University, book events and
study within six months the UK, at home and overseas National Statistics, PwC, Sky
Workshops and employability access our wealth of careers
of graduation. after graduation. News, TATA Steel and the UK 87.9%
masterclasses resources.
Work experience programme We have a dedicated
Jobs board Postdoctoral Career Completing a postgraduate qualification at Cardiff
Development Manager to
A full employability programme,
cater for the needs of those
University can equip you with various skills and
enabling you to network with attributes that would support your application to a Full and part-time 87.9%
postgraduates who stay on to
top graduate recruiters and employment
undertake further research with professional services firm like PwC. Experiences from
book career consultations with Further study 8.9%
us after completing their PhD. your postgraduate qualification in Cardiff can help you
experienced, subject specific
Unemployed 2.7%
careers advisers. to stand out in our application process and increase
Other 0.5%
your chances of success.
Jennifer, Senior Associate Student Recruitment, PwC Source: Destination of Leavers from
Higher Education 2014/15 survey.

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Our Student Services
Our Student Services
At Cardiff University, we have a range of services
dedicated to helping you to make the most of
student life.

Student Support Centres are provided on both our Cathays and Heath Park Campuses

It is important to us that our take time out from their course Service may be suggested. The We work with you and staff support and care, as well as offers care through the medium
students feel that they have or who want to transfer to a confidential service will deliver across the University, to supporting student groups and of English and basic Welsh.
the support they need in order different course and the financial an assessment and identify coordinate the support and organising a regular programme The staff provide children with
to thrive during their time implications of these decisions. adjustments which may be specialist services that best of worship, lectures and social age-appropriate learning and
with us. We provide five main needed on medical grounds meet your needs. events. Our Chaplains provide play activities, and nutritious,
The Counselling, Health
areas of support available to to assist you to meet your a range of services, including well-balanced meals catering to
and Wellbeing team offers The International Student
postgraduates. academic and/or placement social events, opportunities to vegetarian and other diets. Early
confidential counselling and Support team offers confidential
requirements. explore religious faith and issues application is advisable.
The Advice and Money team wellbeing support to students advice and support for students
of social justice, confidential
offers free, impartial, non- who wish to discuss matters of The Disability and Dyslexia from outside the UK on a The Careers and Employability
pastoral listening, quiet spaces
judgemental and confidential a personal or emotional nature Team provides specialist advice wide range of issues including team provides advice and
for prayer or meditation, lectures
advice, face-to-face, over the which impact on their ability to and support to prospective and immigration and visas. information, workshops, events,
and debates, opportunities for
phone and by email. This service study. Support is provided on an current students. work experience placements
The Eye Clinic operated by worship and communal prayer,
is available to prospective and individual or workshop basis and and more. Page 18 has further
The advice and support we the School of Optometry and information about local faith
current students in relation to is supported by self-help material. information on Careers and
provide is confidential, non- Vision Sciences is open to communities and places of
a range of issues, including Employability.
The service works to the judgemental and is tailored students who wish to have their worship, and inter-faith events
postgraduate loans.
British Association for for students on the autism eyesight examined. to encourage dialogue between
The team offers financial advice Counselling and Psychotherapy spectrum, students with specific members of different religions. Contact us:
A GP Surgery is conveniently
on funding, benefits, and ethical framework. learning difficulties such as studentsupportcentre
located next to the Students The Day Care Centre provides
placement year funding. The dyslexia and dyspraxia, physical
For students experiencing Union. full day care facilities to students
Service can help students with and sensory disabilities,
health concerns during their with children aged 10 weeks to +44 (0)29 2087 4844
academic related issues such as medical conditions and mental Our inter-faith University
course, a referral to the 5 years. Located in the heart of
supporting those who need to health difficulties, for example. Chaplaincy offers advice, studentlifecu
Student Occupational Health the Cathays Campus, the Centre

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International Students
(non-EU countries)
Whatever your chosen field of study or research,

Students (non-EU countries)

you can be sure that you will be working with
internationally respected academics, enjoying a
great social life and making lifelong friends from
across the world.

Each year we welcome over 7,000 international students to Cardiff University, with more than half pursuing
postgraduate study.

Key facts A supportive International student advisors English Language Classes are taught on campus by Teaching quality
In addition to support provided the Universitys experienced and
A top 140 university in the environment for Requirements well-qualified English language
We offer small and friendly
QS World University by your School, our student classes
international students advisors assist with any issues Our minimum English language tutors. Summer Pre-sessional
Rankings 2018 requirements are: Teaching material is relevant
The induction programme including visas and finance, see Programmes 8, 10 and 12 week
Over 7,000 students from and applicable to life in the
page 21 for more details. IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each intensive courses for international
over 100 countries choose A comprehensive programme UK today
sub-score students holding conditional
to study at Cardiff in September and January; International student societies Our staff are well-qualified
TOEFL iBT 90 offers from Cardiff University.
includes a free coach collection and experienced and will offer
Accommodation is guaranteed Found in the Students Union,
service in September from Pearson Test of English 62. English for University Study you regular feedback, support
for most international students societies specifically for
Cardiff and Heathrow airports. Programme and advice to make sure that
One of the most affordable of international students run social Please note that these are
International careers advice and cultural events, including minimum requirements and Academic year programme your individual language needs
the major university cities in
The Careers and Employability Go Global and our Festival of some programmes may ask for with entry in: are addressed.
the UK
Service provides resources to Culture and Diversity. higher requirements, details September (from IELTS 4.0)
Postgraduate qualifications IELTS
help research your career path, of which are provided in the January (from IELTS 4.5)
that are recognised throughout There is an IELTS Test Centre at
the world. see page 19 for more details. Applying as an Academic Schools section.
April (from IELTS 5.0). Cardiff University offering regular
Guaranteed accommodation
International Student test dates throughout the year.
The International Office offers a
English Language In-sessional Student Support
Cardiff is one of only a few
universities that offers high personal and dedicated service, Programmes Support with academic writing,
Contact us: to help international students Our English language teaching examination techniques,
quality, conveniently located accommodation for single with the application and centre offers a variety of courses listening and speaking,
international students, who apply transitional process to studying. ranging from 8 weeks to 9 pronunciation, notetaking and
+44 (0)29 2087 4432 seminar skills.
through the normal admissions For further information on the months, which cater for most
cardiffinternational process. Some conditions apply, language levels and abilities. Our
application process, please refer
see page 24 for more details. to page 34. students come from all over the
world to improve their English,
cardiffuni_international before commencing university
study in the UK.

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Living in Cardiff
Living in Cardiff
We know that where you live is very important
to you. You will want to settle quickly and live in
a secure, sociable location that is also a suitable
study environment.

Talybont Court is part of the Talybont complex which is the largest of the Universitys residences. There is plenty of private rental housing within walking distance Cardiff is ranked
This purpose-built development is situated close to large areas of parkland and is a short walk or of the University
cycle to most of our academic buildings. 3rd amongst the
twelve biggest cities
in the UK for quality
University Residences work alongside students who In order to qualify, you must be Private Sector Advice on tenancy agreements
understand the demands of an eligible full-time student and and other aspects of living in of life. Research by
International/EU postgraduate Accommodation
students are guaranteed a
postgraduate study. apply using the normal admission private sector accommodation MoneySuperMarket.
and allocation process. For UK students, and for any is available from the Students
single-occupancy place in We have numerous residences, international or EU students
com examined factors
Union Advice and Representation
University residences for the with facilities, locations and Affordable Residences who wish to rent privately owned such as average rent
full duration of their studies, and budgets to suit most students. Residences fees depend on a accommodation rather than live per month, cost of
EU students for the first year of range of factors such as facilities in University Residences, there is Other letting agencies are living, disposable
their studies. Your choices include:
within the residence and whether a good variety of accommodation available within the city, but
Single or mixed gender residences are catered, part- you should always ensure they
income and life
We offer outstanding quality available in the city.
accommodation catered or self-catered. Typically are reputable before signing satisfaction in the UKs
and value with a range of
Private or shared bathrooms. a study bedroom in catered Our Residences Office can any paperwork or handing over twelve biggest cities.
residences to suit individual
About 70% of University residences costs approximately provide you with lists of any money.
preferences and budgets. Money -
residences have private 143 per week. A self-catered properties known to us that are
Quality of Living Index 2015
Living in a University residence bathrooms residence costs between 104- currently available to rent.
provides you with the opportunity 133 per week (2017/18 prices
to meet and get to know Self-catered, part-catered or Our Students Union also runs The cost of living for
fully catered (with vegetarian for single occupancy residences). its own professional letting a student in Cardiff is
students from a variety of
options) Residences fees and associated agency, Cardiff Student Letting, generally lower than
backgrounds and studying a
A variety of social and sporting charges are payable by Direct which provides student houses
range of different subjects.
for many budgets and does not
elsewhere in the UK.
Dedicated postgraduate flats facilities Debit in three instalments (usually
charge agency fees. The Independent A-Z Good
and blocks are available so A limited supply of residences in October, January and April).
University Guide 2017
that you can meet, live and suitable for couples or families*.

*Please note this cannot be guaranteed and you should not bring your family to Cardiff until suitable accommodation has been secured.

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Our Students Union
Our Students Union
As soon as you enrol as a student, you
automatically become a member of Cardiff
University Students Union (CUSU), one of the
biggest, best and most active in Britain.

As a student-led, independent place to study, socialise

part of the University, CUSU and relax.
represents students and
Since the role of Vice President
provides a diverse and inclusive
range of activities and services
Postgraduate Students was Advice and Welfare If you dont have time to fully Jobs and Skills University clothing shop, a print
introduced in 2015, the CUSU has its own Student commit to a club or society, the shop, a pub and a hairdresser.
that enrich student life. We offer a range of courses in
Students Union has done a Advice service offering free, Give it a Go programme offers CUSU also has its own letting
skills development, opportunities
We have a designated Vice lot of work to strengthen the professional, confidential and you the chance to try out a whole agency that specialises in letting
to volunteer in the community,
President Postgraduate postgraduate community in non-judgemental advice on host of activities. The programme student accommodation.
and the chance to gain work
Students, who is a key Cardiff, including hosting events a range of student concerns, also offers day and weekend trips
experience while you study. If you
representative for all specifically for Postgraduate including academic, housing throughout the year.
are thinking of owning your own Representation
postgraduates. Whether you students. From showcasing and financial issues. business, we offer you valuable CUSU is the recognised voice of
have concerns about your the research our talented PhD Student Media advice on how to get your idea students at Cardiff University,
course, issues around teaching students undertake through our Societies and Activities If you have an interest in media, off the ground. We also run joining students in campaigning
hours, or if you need social Recognising Research event, there are opportunities to get Jobshop, a dedicated service about the issues important to
With more than 200 societies
support, the Vice President to fun events like wine tasting involved in our award winning for students looking to find them. CUSU recruits and trains
and 60 sports clubs to choose
Postgraduate works to support and quiz nights, its a great media, which include the temporary work that fits around over 1,000 Student Academic
from, theres plenty to keep
your needs. chance to get to know your fellow student newspaper Gair Rhydd, their studies. Reps each year to represent
you busy. Joining a society
postgraduate students. a lifestyle magazine called students across 24 schools.
or club can be a great way
Eat, Relax, Study The CUSU also provides a varied to expand your social circle, Quench, as well as our own Shops and Services Reps serve as a valuable link
The CUSU premises have range of other events that are continue with a favourite hobby radio and TV stations, Xpress between the University, CUSU
Within the CUSU building,
undergone major redevelopment open to all students including or sport, and build contacts with Radio and Cardiff Union TV. and the student body, ensuring
you will find a range of shops
in the last few years, live music, club nights, gigs or like-minded people. that the student voice is taken
and services, including a
transforming them into a great performances. seriously at every level.
supermarket, a bank, cafs, a

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Cardiff University Sport
Cardiff University Sport
Regardless of your level of ability or commitment,
we provide an extensive range of opportunities for you.

Students training on our extensive 33-acre sports fields The Sports Training Village has a full range of Olympic-based and functional training equipment

Following a Summer 2017 Fitness and Studio 49, Park Place international touring teams. If you are looking for a less formal areas of support such as lifestyle
refurbishment there will be four format of competition, we also management and academic
Conditioning Centre, The studio is located on what is
main centres for sport across the
known as the Student High Street Sports Clubs have an extremely popular intra- support.
University campus providing you Senghennydd Road mural games programme with
and is a large mirrored studio, We provide you with the Cardiff University, together with
with access to a range of activities. Located at the heart of the main opportunity to participate in over 100 teams across netball,
which is the home to a wide the University of South Wales and
campus, facilities include a fitness both elite and recreational sport. football and rugby playing every
range of fitness classes to suit Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Sports Training Village, suite with a wide range of cardio all abilities. On offer are classes Currently there are over 60 clubs Wednesday.
forms one of the UKs six centres
Talybont and resistance equipment and from spin to zumba, yoga and for men and women ranging of cricketing excellence. Funded
a newly refurbished conditioning pilates to step aerobics. from traditional sports (such as High Performance by the Marylebone Cricket
This is conveniently located suite with a full range of Olympic
at one of our major student rugby and cricket) to martial arts, Sports Programme Club (MCC), the Centre helps
lifting platforms and functional
residences, just a short walk training equipment. The Centre
Sports Fields, motorsports and water sports. This helps students of the to ensure that the best young
Many of our clubs compete in the cricketers can combine higher
from the main campus. A superb has been used by international Llanrumney British Universities and Colleges
highest sporting level to develop
modern multipurpose sports hall their sporting career whilst education with opportunities to
teams, including the New Zealand We have 33 acres of first-class Sport (BUCS) competition, where
complements a second sports studying at Cardiff University. develop their cricket. In addition,
and Australian rugby teams, who grass pitches (one of which teams travel all over Wales and
hall and range of indoor facilities Financial awards are available Cardiff University together with
used the facility ahead of matches is floodlit) at the complex for England battling it out for BUCS
at the centre, which include two to assist with training, travel Welsh Triathlon and Cardiff
against Wales. The Centre is outdoor sport. In addition to the points with other universities.
brand new glass backed squash and other essential expenses, Metropolitan University form the
suitable for all abilities, from grass pitches, the site also has Cardiff competes at the very
courts, a futsal court, cricket while a comprehensive National Triathlon Performance
beginners through to professional a state-of-the-art FIFA and IRB highest level of university sport,
nets and fitness and conditioning support programme ensures Centre Wales, providing a
athletes. approved full-size 3G match pitch with eight clubs taking part in
suite. Outdoor facilities include individuals have the necessary performance environment for
and includes a warm up area and the BUCS Premier League. In
two floodlit artificial pitches and The Centre offers a friendly and environment to excel in their talented elite level triathletes.
75-seater spectator stand, which 2016/17, we ranked in the top
two floodlit multi-use hard courts, personal approach to health and given sport. Areas of support
means sport can be enjoyed 12 UK universities competing in
suitable for netball, tennis and fitness services, such as personal include; physical preparation
throughout the winter months. the BUCS competition.
5-a-side football. The Centre also training, individual programme such as physiotherapy, sports
This facility hosts many University
hosts physiotherapy services and design, fitness testing, and massage and strength and
sports fixtures, international
team conditioning sessions. nutrition advice. conditioning coaching, to other
competitions, as well as visiting

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Your Study Options
Your Study Options
We offer a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees with
flexible study options to suit your individual circumstances.
Opportunities for supervised research are available in all our Academic Schools

Taught degrees Research degrees

Taught masters programmes involve a period of The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) offers the Research degrees involve the in-depth study of The type of research you are engaged in and your
structured teaching, normally over two semesters same level of specialised knowledge and the same a specified field over an extensive period. The experience of undertaking postgraduate research
(full-time), combining instruction through structured teaching as a masters degree but results of this research are written in the form of will differ depending on whether you are studying
lectures, seminars, tutorials, directed reading without the dissertation component. A PgDip is a thesis or dissertation, demonstrating an original for a lab-based research degree or one within the
and independent as well as practical work. For comprised of 120 credits. contribution of knowledge or practice to their arts, humanities and social sciences.
a full masters programme, this is followed by chosen discipline.
Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) programmes Increasingly, institutions offer research degrees
the preparation and submission of an individual
are less extensive than PgDip and are comprised of Opportunities for supervised research are available that contain some structured teaching, such as
dissertation or final project. Some courses may also
60 credits. in all our Academic Schools. We encourage you to our Master of Research (MRes) programmes,
include industrial or work-related placements. A full
explore opportunities in Academic Schools outside Professional Doctorates and our PhD in Economics.
masters programme is comprised of 180 credits. You can also choose to study a range of individual
your original degree subject, as you may find that These programmes provide advanced research
modules on a stand-alone basis.
many of them offer research areas that link with training and specialist knowledge before you
your area of interest. embark on your specific research project.
Degree Classification Mode of Study Period of Study
Masters degree, e.g. MA, MSc, MScEcon, Full-time (FT) Normally 1 year Degree Classification Mode of Study Period of Study
MBA, MTh, LLM, MDA Part-time (PT) Normally 2 to 3 years PhD Full-time (FT) Normally 3 to 4 years
MScD taught or MClinDent (for dental graduates) FT 3 years Part-time (PT) Normally 5 to 7 years

Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) FT Normally 9 months EngD FT 4 years

PT Normally 18 to 21 months Professional Doctorates in Psychology (DClinPsy, DEdPsy) FT 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) FT Normally 6 to 9 months Professional Doctorates in Education (EdD), PT Normally 4 to 7 years
PT Normally 2 semesters Social Work (DSW), Health Studies (DHS),
Social and Public Policy (SPPD) or Nursing (DNurs)
The majority of our taught postgraduate
Benefits of a taught degree MPhil, MScD by research (for dental graduates) FT 1 to 2 years
programmes have only one start date per year.
PT Minimum of 2 years
This is in the autumn term, and for academic Study a subject you enjoy in more depth
year 2018/19 it is the week commencing increase your career prospects by MD (for medical graduates) FT 2 to 3 years
24 September 2018. developing a stronger academic and/or PT 3 to 5 years
Distance learning vocational profile MRes FT 1 year
A number of our courses are available via distance change career direction with a conversion PT 2 years
or eLearning (these are labelled Distance in the degree
course listings within the Academic School pages). develop your transferable skills to a higher Our preferred start date for the majority of our
These courses provide you with the flexibility to level. research programmes is 1 October. You may also Benefits of a research degree
study in a convenient location and at a speed and commence a PhD or MPhil in January, April or July, Make a valuable contribution to knowledge
intensity that suits you. subject to the agreement of the Academic School. and society in a subject area you love
Blended learning develop more specialised knowledge
Some of our programmes are offered as blended and expertise
learning. Blended learning combines face-to-face increase your career prospects by developing
classroom methods with computer-mediated a stronger research profile
activities or online provision.
develop your intellect
develop new skills and problem-solving

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Fees and funding
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees Deposits for postgraduate taught
Tuition fees vary depending on the course you
decide to study, mode of study (full-time, part-
At the time of going to print the Universitys
time, blended learning or distance learning), and
deposit scheme is under review and the below
whether you are classified as a home or overseas
information may be subject to change, we
student. Whether you pay home or overseas fees
recommend that you check our website for the
depends on whether you meet certain eligibility
latest information.
criteria regarding your residency and/or nationality.
EU students will continue to remain eligible for We will ask you to pay a deposit towards your tuition
home fee status in academic year 2018/19. fees in order to secure your place of study if:

For an up-to-date list of fees and our tuition fee you are classed as an international/overseas
policy, please visit our website. applicant for tuition fee paying purposes and
have been offered a place on a postgraduate
taught programme We have subscribed to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding,
Payment of fees giving you access to a range of resources to find and apply for funding from charities
You can pay your fees in full before or on enrolment, you are a UK/EU offer holder applying to a degree
or in three instalments. Enrolment is not complete programme in the School of Medicine, the School
until fees have been paid in full or arrangements to of Dentistry or the Centre for Professional Legal Finding Funding
pay by instalments have been made. Studies in our School of Law and Politics.
Securing funding for postgraduate study is an international students are also advised to
If you are sponsored for the payment of your This applies to full-time and part-time, on campus and important consideration for most students. Most investigate funding opportunities offered within
fees from sources other than Cardiff University, distance learning programmes, exemptions apply. funding sources are highly competitive and are their own country with the British Council and
you should provide proof of sponsorship to us by For entry 2017/18, deposit amounts were: subject to various conditions. You should research other external funding providers
enrolment. It is your responsibility to inform your your funding options early to ensure that you can our Unistaff Jobshop can help you secure part-
sponsor that tuition fees are to be paid by 5,000 for clinical programmes (MSc Clinical meet application deadlines. Even if you cant find time, casual and regular employment within the
31 December following enrolment. Dermatology, MSc Implantology, MScD full funding for your programme, you may be able University and local organisations
Orthodontics, Master of Clinical Dentistry to find funding from a number of different sources.
(Endodontology), Master of Clinical Dentistry up to 10,280 worth of UK government
In fact, many of our students have funded their
(Prosthodontics), PgDip Implant Dentistry) postgraduate loans for masters programmes are
programmes through a combination of the sources
available for those home students who fulfil the
listed below.
1,000 for all other postgraduate taught eligibility criteria
programmes. Through our Masters Excellence Scholarship Professional Career Development Loans worth
scheme, we are committed to investing up to a between 300 and 10,000 are available for
You will receive confirmation of your deposit amount,
total of 500,000 in this competitive scheme, some types of programmes and to UK residents
the payment deadline and information about how to
to support high calibre home students who are
make your payment in your formal offer. charities, trusts and foundations offer a
planning to start an eligible masters programme
wealth of funding for postgraduate study. We
in September 2018
have subscribed to the Alternative Guide to
we run a highly prestigious international Postgraduate Funding, giving you access to a
scholarship scheme to support exceptional range of resources to find and apply for funding
international students from these
the seven UK Research Councils fund UK/EU many course websites offer scholarship
research students on a competitive basis through competitions to prospective students
our doctoral training programmes (see page 14)
crowdfunding and peer-to-peer loans are new,
throughout the year, we advertise a range of innovative means by which other postgraduate
funded PhD projects and places students have funded their studies.

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How to Apply
How to Apply
You will find that applying for most taught and
research postgraduate programmes can be done
online and directly to the University.

Once you have identified your area of interest and programme of study using the information in the Academic
School pages (starting on page 37), use our step-by-step guide to help navigate through the process.

STEP 1: Review entry requirements STEP 4: Submit an application

Entry requirements, including English language
requirements, vary between programmes. You will
Your application will typically include a supporting
statement, at least one reference, proof of your
Applying for an MPhil or PhD
find entry requirements listed on our coursefinder English language abilities, and evidence of any Identifying an MPhil or PhD programme is usually
pages with more specific information on our Apply to a Doctoral Training Initiative
qualifications you have already achieved. You can a more engaged process that requires you to
website, where you will also find a list of accepted begin your application without evidence of any Our research-excellent profile and reputation
conduct some background research first.
English language tests and exams. pending qualifications, but any offer you receive may enables us to secure funding for doctoral study
be conditional until such point as this evidence is There are opportunities to apply with your own from a wide range of sources. In particular, we
idea, to a pre-defined research project or a narrow are currently leading or participating in a range of
STEP 2: Check key dates and deadlines provided. For a research degree application, you may
research area. Each route offers opportunities for specific doctoral training initiatives. Each of these
The majority of our taught programmes start in late be required to write a research proposal.
funded and self-funded study. has its own application process and deadlines.
September. Although most taught programmes You can submit an application directly using our For further information on our Doctoral Training
do not formally close for applications until the Online Application Service, which also allows you to We advertise funded opportunities throughout
Programmes, see page 14.
programme start date, you are advised to apply save your progress and return at a later time. You the year but particular peak times are November/
as early as possible as places are limited and will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your December and February-April.
programmes may close for applications as they application when submitted and be granted access It is important that you check for any specific Your Research Proposal
become full. Where programmes operate an to the Online Applicant Portal, where you can track application guidelines, such as deadlines, eligibility If you need to write a proposal as part of your
application deadline, this is indicated on our website. your application, upload any additional supporting and application processes. research application, it should outline your
Entry to our MPhil and PhD programmes is documents and update your contact details.
proposed area of study and what you hope to
typically available on four dates through the year: Apply with your own idea and find a achieve through your inquiry. We always advise
1 October, 1 January, 1 April and 1 July. Selected Your Offer supervisor you to contact the Academic School that your
programmes and other research programmes Use the Academic School pages and research area of interest is based within so that they
You can track the progress of your application in
may have fewer entry dates. Entry to our Doctoral areas index in this prospectus to help match your can provide you with specific requirements, as
our Online Applicant Portal. You will also receive
Training Programmes is usually on 1 October each idea with the research interests of a School. Before these vary in terms of length and structure of
an email containing the details of your offer.
year. Start dates are indicated within the Academic submitting your application, including your research the proposal.
Most applicants will receive an offer within four
Schools section. proposal, it is a good idea to discuss your proposal
weeks, although some applications may take As a general guideline, a research proposal
Funded studentships usually have an application longer. Your offer could be: with the School and a potential supervisor. They
may include:
deadline and specify the start date in the advert. may be able to suggest improvements, direct you
Conditional to a more suitable supervisor and help you identify title for the proposed research project
You need to submit additional evidence. In most funding opportunities. a concise summary of the research project
STEP 3: Investigate funding options cases this will mean providing copies of your
literature review
Unless you intend to apply for a fully-funded qualification certificates when they become Apply to a defined research project
studentship (typically for PhD studies), we would available. aims and questions to be addressed
Many Schools advertise research projects that
advise you to determine how you will fund your have been proposed by supervisors. These significance of the research
studies before making an application. projects are advertised at different time during the methodology and design
You have been offered a place congratulations!
Some postgraduate funding options may require UK/EU students: In most cases, all you will need year, many are funded, particularly for home fee list of key academic publications.
you to have secured an offer of admission prior to to do to secure it is to accept your offer. paying students, and others accept self-funded or
applying for the funding. For more information on sponsored students. To apply for these projects you
funding, see page 32. International students: You will need to accept usually do not need to submit a research proposal,
your offer and pay a deposit to secure your place, however, you should discover more about the
see page 32 for details on the deposits. potential supervisor and project before you apply.

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Academic Schools Index
Take a closer look Academic Schools Index

Arts, Humanities Biomedical Physical Sciences

and Social Sciences and Life Sciences and Engineering
39 Business 83 Biosciences 110 Architecture
44 English, Communication 86 Dentistry 115 Chemistry
and Philosophy 89 Healthcare Sciences 118 Computer Science and
48 Geography and Planning 93 Medical and Dental Informatics
52 History, Archaeology and Education 122 Earth and Ocean Sciences
Religion 96 Medicine 124 Engineering
57 Journalism, Media and 101 Optometry and Vision 129 Mathematics
Cultural Studies Sciences 131 Physics and Astronomy
61 Law 103 Pharmacy and
66 Modern Languages Pharmaceutical Sciences
69 Music 106 Psychology Taught and Research degree
programmes are listed in each
71 Politics and International
Academic School entry of this
prospectus. A comprehensive
74 Social Sciences index of these can be found on
80 Welsh pages 138-141.

The Hadyn Ellis Building is home to some of our Research Insititues, including the European Cancer Stem
Cell Research Institute, the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute and the MRC Centre for
Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

Postgraduate Academic School Meet us at fairs and

Data sources
Open Day events events near you
The Academic School entries of this prospectus make references to our performance in terms of student
Our annual Postgraduate Open Some of our Academic We regularly attend education
satisfaction, graduate destinations and research quality. The data sources are as follows:
Day takes place on the 22 Schools and Doctoral Training events across the UK, the EU and
November 2017, followed by a Programmes also hold their around the world. These provide Graduate destinations statistics are based on HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2014/15 data
Postgraduate Information Fair own events for prospective you with a great opportunity to Student Satisfaction is based on the results of the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016 or
on the 22 February 2018. The students. talk to us in person and see what Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2015
Open Day allows you to view we have to offer you.
Alternatively, if you cannot Research quality statistics are based on our performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework
facilities, meet staff and attend (REF 2014), more information on REF 2014 can be found on page 12.
make one of our events, you
information sessions.
can arrange an individual visit
to the University, arranging a
personalised campus tour or
follow our self-guided tour.

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Arts, Humanities
and Social Studies We educate almost 3,500 students annually, including 1,000
international students, which contributes significantly to our
dynamic and vibrant research and teaching environment.

Reconnecting to the The lead gardener and a Spanish

volunteer from an international
respected by creating special
corridors for the animals and
Multi-million pound Currently ranked 86% of our submitted
Source: People with organisation for volunteering at planting specific flowers. It is one of Postgraduate 6th out of 101 UK research for REF
organic farms work together on the projects where people come to Teaching Centre Business Schools 2014 was rated as
People and People a raised bed planted with carrots learn, to connect with other people, with fully-equipped, for the quality of our world-leading or
with Food at a community garden in North
Wales. They uncover the mesh to do
to have some local and sustainably
grown food, and to get benefits for
industry standard research and joint internationally
Trading Room 1st for research excellent
weeding and sprinkle cut chives to their physical and mental health.
Tezcan Mert-Cakal
keep white butterflies away until they environment
Geography and Planning cover it again.
The community garden is one of the (REF 2014)
case studies in a research about
The garden works according to the the role of community food growing
permaculture principles, which in Wales as social innovation for
means no digging is done to keep sustainable transitions. CardiffConnected
the soil healthy, and wildlife is
Undertaking the training at Cardiff felt like a real pleasure. I had all the support
one could hope for from the School, the funding body and the University at large.
This professional support together with the friendliness, open mindedness and
can do approach of staff made my research experience as smooth and joyful as
The photograph on this page is part of the exhibition Images of Research, an event
is possible. I was so grateful for the experience and for being surrounded by an
showcasing the amazing work of our doctoral researchers. Doctoral researchers from
across the University were invited to submit an image which encapsulates their research. extremely supportive and world-leading research community and staff who are
Attendees to the exhibition were given the opportunity to view the images, speak to the always, always, willing to go out of their way to help you maximise your potential.
researchers, and learn more about the fascinating projects being undertaken.
Hadar PhD Business Studies

38 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 39

Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
All programmes need a minimum IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each sub-score) Postgraduate Admissions Office
of a 2:1 at undergraduate level unless stated. See page 23 for e: carbs-pg-admissions
unless stated. additional information.
t: +44 (0)29 2087 6953

Accounting and Entry requirements: Applicants Entry requirements: Applicants

will ideally have an undergraduate will ideally have previously studied
finance degree in finance. modules in microeconomics,
Accounting and Finance macroeconomics and one
This course is designed to provide
Economics quantitative module.
you with comprehensive and Financial Economics English language: IELTS 6.5
rigorous training in advanced (5.5 in each sub-score).
This course is designed to provide
accounting and finance. It will
you with the knowledge and
offer the breadth and depth
expertise for a career in fund
of knowledge and expertise
management, stockbroking, employment and
necessary to cope with the ever-
changing financial environment,
investment banking, corporate organisation
treasury and other financial
as well as a consideration of
sector roles. Much of the material Human Resource
the international aspects of the
is extremely challenging, both Management
analytically and sometimes This academically challenging Our on-site library holds multiple copies of key textbooks and over 60,000 books
MSc: 1 year FT technically, but attention is course is CIPD accredited and is
Entry requirements: Applicants given at all times to the practical designed to provide you with the
will ideally have an undergraduate questions of how to interpret knowledge and expertise needed International Human sciences, humanities, law or other Logistics and
financial data for research relevant subjects.
degree in Accounting and Finance. for a successful career in Human Resource Management operations
purposes; how to identify and English language: IELTS 7.0
Finance exploit trading opportunities; and
Resources. You will be equipped This course is designed to (6.0 in each sub-score).
with the skills to succeed in a provide you with the knowledge
The MSc in Finance is both how to measure and manage risk. career within the global Human and expertise to practice
Logistics and Operations
academically challenging, MSc: 1 year FT Resource Management industry International Management
Human Resource Management
with input from world-leading Entry requirements: Applicants and have the opportunity to study in a multi-national, globalised Management This course is designed to provide
academics, and practically will ideally have an undergraduate advocacy, debate and negotiation context. It is both academically This course is designed to you with the knowledge and
focused, giving you the opportunity degree in finance. skills. You will also learn how to challenging, with input from provide you with the knowledge expertise for management roles in
to develop the confidence, understand and to undertake world-leading academics, and and experience to become companies involved with logistics
knowledge and skills needed for International high-quality research, to aid your practically focused, giving you successful managers in a and operations management
a successful career in finance. decision-making within industry.
Given the increasing integration
Economics, Banking the opportunity to develop the globalised world. Central to the on a national or international
MSc: 1 year FT confidence, knowledge and skills courses objectives is the idea of basis. Our aim is to provide you
of national capital markets, it and Finance needed for a successful career the international manager who
Entry requirements: Applicants with a thorough understanding
is becoming more and more This course is designed to
will ideally have an undergraduate in International Human Resource combines specialist knowledge of the disciplines of logistics
important to possess a high- provide you with the knowledge
degree in business, social Management. Central to this is of the role of management and and operations management,
quality postgraduate qualification and expertise for a position of
sciences, humanities, law or other the idea of the international HR management functions, with and an insight into the latest
in finance for those wishing responsibility in an international
relevant subjects. manager who combines specialist a strong understanding of the developments through our world-
to work for corporations and bank, financial institution, central technical knowledge with a strong social, political and ethical context leading research.
government bodies involved with bank or government agency. It English language: IELTS 7.0
understanding of the social, of business. Such understanding
stock markets, project investment offers those with a substantial overall (6.0 in each sub-score). MSc: 1 year FT
political and ethical context of is essential in a globalised world
and the finance industry. economic or finance background Entry requirements: Applicants
business in a globalised world. where national differences persist
MSc: 1 year FT the opportunity to specialise in and management of cross-cultural will ideally have an undergraduate
MSc: 1 year FT degree in a related field, such as
more depth in the areas of Money, environments is demanded.
Banking, Finance and Trade. Entry requirements: Applicants business, logistics, operations
will ideally have an undergraduate MSc: 1 year FT
MSc: 1 year FT management or engineering.
degree in business, social

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Maritime Policy and Entry requirements: Applicants
will ideally have an undergraduate
Social Science Research Postgraduate Research
Shipping Management degree in marketing, business, Methods (Business and
This course is practically oriented management or related field. Management Studies) Entry requirements English language Contact
and draws heavily on the research This programme provides At least a 2:1 at undergraduate IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in each sub-score). PhD Programme Office,
and consultancy of our expert MBA
advanced training in research level and preferably a specialist See page 23 for additional Cardiff Business School
faculty. It is designed to provide Business Administration methods across the full range of masters degree. information. e: business-research
you with the knowledge and the social sciences and meets the
This course is designed to
expertise for a career as a senior training requirements for ESRC
provide you with a comprehensive t: +44 (0)29 2087 6786
manager in maritime affairs in PhD funding. We offer a Business
background in business and
either the private sector or for and Management Studies pathway
management, and help you to
government agencies. with four specialist routes:
develop the knowledge, skills and
MSc: 1 year FT
experience you need to become Accounting and Finance, Human Management and Economics Research areas: We offer a
full range of expertise, but the
Entry requirements: Applicants a successful manager. The Resource Management, Logistics Business Studies Our Economics PhD programme
following areas are of particular
will ideally have an undergraduate combination of theory and practical and Operations Management, involves two years of research
Our Management and Business strength: Labour Economics;
degree in either maritime studies, application provides you with Marketing and Strategy. This training (MSc Economics and
Studies PhD involves one year of Macroeconomic Theory and
transport, environmental studies, problem-solving management skills. promotes interdisciplinary MRes in Advanced Economics).
research training followed by three Applications; Regional Economics
business administration, business research awareness and The second year includes
MBA: 1 year FT years work on your PhD topic. The (especially Wales); International
studies, economics. interaction with academic faculty. advanced study in the core areas
English language: IELTS 6.5 training in the first year comprises Trade and Finance; Econometrics,
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT of participation in general and of advanced macro, micro and
Marketing and strategy (5.5 in each sub-score) Theory and Forecasting; Finance;
subject-specific modules, which econometrics, plus a variety of
PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Economic History.
Business Strategy and fields including finance, labour,
Executive MBA Entry requirements: A 1st at
leads to a masters qualification in
public finance, monetary, applied
Entrepreneurship The Executive MBA has been Social Science Research Methods.
undergraduate level. Suitable macroeconometrics, international
This course is designed for those designed to meet the needs of for graduates in social science PhD: 4 years FT, 7 years PT trade and international
with high entrepreneurial interest experienced middle managers and cognate disciplines Intake: October macroeconomics. Years three and
and potential to set up their own looking for ways to develop their including sociology, politics, four comprise the PhD phase.
Research areas: Accounting
business, or to work in a new understanding and knowledge critical psychology, education, and Finance; Management; PhD: 4 years FT
venture development capacity in of business. It will help you social policy and social work, Employment and Organisation; Intake: October
an established organisation. become a reflective practitioner by criminology, management and Logistics and Operations
A key element of the programme encouraging you to integrate the business studies, history, area Management; Marketing and
is the new venture plan, which is theories and knowledge gained studies, geography, pedagogy, Strategy.
supported by academic faculty from the programme with the public administration, industrial
as well as a corporate sponsor or skills, values and insights derived and employee relations, and law.
entrepreneur, where appropriate. from your existing experience.
Contact: Social Science Research
MSc: 1 year FT MBA: 28 months PT Methods Administrator
English language: IELTS 6.5 (5.5 e:
in each sub-score).
Media Management
This course is designed to provide
Strategic Marketing you with a solid background in
This accredited degree programme business management theory and
offers knowledge and expertise for practice, and an opportunity to gain
developing a professional marketing specialised media knowledge and
career in the UK or overseas in skills to excel and adapt in the field
industry, commerce or the public of media management. It combines
sector. Upon completion of the the core ingredients of the long
taught modules you will embark established MBA programme with
upon a Marketing Project working the opportunity to understand the
with a real organisation. This gives management challenges of the
you the chance to apply your newly media industry, which is vital to the
acquired knowledge and skills to success of many advanced and
address a live marketing issue and emerging creative economies.
to present possible solutions. MBA: 1 year FT
MSc: 1 year FT English language: IELTS 7.0 (6.0
in each sub-score).
The Postgraduate Teaching Centre offers ample study and social space

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English, Communication

English, Communication and Philosophy

Postgraduate Taught
and Philosophy Entry requirements
All programmes need a minimum
English language
IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 sub-score).
Postgraduate Office
of a 2:1 at undergraduate level See page 23 for additional e:
unless stated. information. t: +44 (0)29 2087 4722

Applied Linguistics Romantic and Victorian; Modern the ideological construction of

and Contemporary Literature; discourses in a range of social and
Tailored for any career requiring
Gender and Sexuality; Critical and institutional contexts. Based in the
specialised language awareness,
Cultural Theory. esteemed Centre for Language
our programme incorporates
MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT and Communication Research, it
three broad areas of study:
carries ESRC Advanced Course
research methodology; language Forensic Linguistics Recognition.
description and comparison; and
Our innovative programme MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
specialised topics in language
provides a unique opportunity
and social life, foreign language
to study the impact of language Language and Linguistics
teaching and multimodality. Giving
in the legal and judicial process. Set in a world-class research centre,
you access to the internationally
Delivered by experienced forensic our programme offers both solid
respected Centre for Language and
linguists, it offers the theory and training in research foundations
Communication Research, it also
techniques to critically analyse and practice, and the freedom
offers an introduction to Teaching
the use of language in a variety to tailor your programme around
We value critical rigour, creative thinking, and intellectual English as a Foreign Language and
professional communication.
of legal contexts, to critically your interests and ambitions.
evaluate expert testimony on You will acquire a well-rounded
inquisitiveness. Enriched by our diverse, international student MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT forensic matters and to consider understanding of the theoretical
community, we explore new perspectives, examining key Creative Writing the role of expertise in legal and methodological approaches
systems more generally. You will employed within linguistics. You
issues in the study of language, texts, cultures, ideas, values Taught by professional writers, this
develop a theoretical and practical will develop a keen appreciation of
programme is designed for creative
and identities. writers seeking to develop their
understanding of communication
in legal settings, including methods
how language interacts with social
factors, learning to analyse and
talents. Expanding your knowledge
of data collection, and analysis facilitate communication in various
and skills in the writing of one or
and training in the examination of communities of practice.
more literary genres, you will master
Ranked in the Ranked in the top The school is the the ability to independently produce
Forensic Linguistic evidence. MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
top 10 overall for 100 universities for largest of its kind literary works of refinement and MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
English Language and the study of English in the UK, with over skill, gaining the ability to conduct Language and
Literature and 4th Language and 70 teaching, research writers workshops. Assessment
Ethics and Social
for the impact our Literature and support staff. is based on essays, projects and Communication Philosophy
research in Philosophy (QS World University portfolios of creative writing, rather Research Our programme explores central
has on society Rankings by Subject 2017) than examination. Our programme offers the themes of contemporary ethics
MA: 1 year FT knowledge and expertise and social philosophy and
(REF 2014)
needed to prepare for research aims to develop original critical
English Literature in linguistics and language contributions to the debates
Taught by staff with an international and communication, as a PhD they encompass. The course
reputation for innovative and
CardiffConnected influential research, our programme
researcher, or in professional or
commercial spheres. Gaining a
will sharpen your critical and
constructive skills, developing
is inclusive in syllabus, challenging grounding in relevant foundational your confidence in presenting and
I was struck by the Schools vibrant and supportive atmosphere. My PhD has
in ideas, diverse in methods of research methods and theoretical discussing original ideas. You will
flourished with the help of excellent supervision, countless workshops, research
teaching and learning, and engaged paradigms, you will choose work with researchers at our Centre
seminars and networking opportunities, and an active and welcoming PhD
in a wide variety of theoretical and optional modules that examine for Applied Ethics, drawing on our
community. As a self-funded student, I was fortunate to secure several scholarships
methodological approaches. We the use of language and visual research clusters in the philosophy
from charities and smaller funding bodies. PhD students also have the opportunity offer a broad range of modules, media in professional practice, of mind and psychology, and in
of gaining paid teaching experience by leading undergraduate seminars. and a number of specialist and consider how language is moral and political philosophy.
David PhD Language and Communication Research Research Pathways including: employed in creating our identities, MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Medieval and Renaissance; in interacting with others and in

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English, Communication and Philosophy
Postgraduate Research Language and Interactional sociolinguistics;
Language learning (first and
members of the South, West
and Wales Doctoral Training
Communication second); Systemic Functional Programme, where Philosophy is
Entry requirements English language Contact Pursue research within one of the Grammar; Construction Grammar; one of the four principal areas of
All programmes need IELTS 7.5 (with 7.0 sub-score). Postgraduate Office foremost international centres Lexical Processing; Formulaic distinctive strength.
a minimum of a 2:1 at See page 23 for additional for research, research training language; Intonation; Language Acquiring new skills at fortnightly
undergraduate level and a information. and teaching in social, applied disorders and attrition; Forensic research workshops, you will
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4722
masters degree unless stated. and interactional areas of human linguistics and language and explore ideas and present
communication, mass media, law; Professional and workplace work in progress at our weekly
language and linguistics. Drawing discourse (including business reading group. As a doctoral
on the range of specialisms within discourse); Language of
We run two annual Postgraduate Entry requirements: Applications English Literature Cardiff Centre for Language leadership; Government civil-
student, you will be exposed to
Research Conferences, allowing are welcome from graduates with latest developments through our
Pursue original research in a wide and Communication Research, society discourse.
interdisciplinary debate, and at least a 2:1 at undergraduate research seminar series.
variety of literary fields, from the you are encouraged to join
enabling postgraduate students level in any academic discipline Entry requirements: Applications PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
medieval to the contemporary, and dedicated teams collaborating
to present their research to and a masters degree, preferably are welcome from graduates
across the theoretical range of the on a broad range of projects and MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
fellow students, members of in creative writing or english with at least a 2:1 in a suitable
discipline. The PhD programme is themes often taking innovative Intake: January, April, October
the academic staff and visiting literature. field (such as linguistics,
supported by especially tailored, interdisciplinary approaches to
scholars. communication, media studies, Research areas: Ethics and
discipline-specific skills and work-
Critical and Cultural questions of contemporary and languages, some social sciences, Political Philosophy; Philosophy of
All postgraduate research in-progress workshops, as well international relevance.
students have the opportunity to Theory as a number of specialist reading
english literature and humanities). Mind; Philosophy of Perception;
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT Moral Psychology; Nietzsche;
apply to get teaching experience, Explore an interdisciplinary topic groups, research initiatives and
engagement platforms, including: MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Philosophy Modern European Philosophy;
while undertaking an accredited of real interest, supervised by
the Medieval and Early Modern Intake: January, April, October Investigate a topic at the German critical theory; French
Learning to Teach programme. pioneers in critical and cultural
Research Initiative; Cardiff cutting-edge of current research existentialism; Feminism;
theory with a long-standing Research areas: Sociolinguistic
Creative Writing Romanticism and Eighteenth- under the expert supervision Metaethics; Aesthetics; Applied
commitment to excellence variation; Language and dialect
Century Seminar; the Centre of academic scholars at the Ethics; Medical Ethics; Philosophy
Perfect your writing in your chosen and diversity in research. Our attitudes; Communication through
for Editorial and Intertextual forefront of their fields. Our work of Sport; Philosophy of Risk.
genre at one of the UKs leading programme is designed to offer print and broadcast media; New
the knowledge and expertise Research; Cardiff Poetry in the philosophy of mind and in
centres for creative writing, media communication; Metaphor;
essential for careers in academia Experiment; and Cardiff BookTalk. moral and political philosophy is
coached by experienced and Critical Discourse Analysis; Corpus
or demanding high-level skills in informed by analytic, continental
published professional writer- PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT Linguistics; Visual communication;
research or advanced subject and empirical approaches to
academics. Free to follow your MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Multimedia communication;
knowledge. these areas of research. We are
genre of choice and explore Multimodal communication;
Intake: October, January, April
blending forms, you will complete PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
a substantial creative work of Research areas: Book history;
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
publishable quality in our dynamic, Childrens literature; Critical
creative-critical programme. Many Intake: January, April, October theory; Cultural history; Digital
of our alumni are now pursuing Research areas: Critical Marxism; humanities; Editing theory and
careers as writers across fiction Cultural History; Deconstruction; practice; Film and adaptation;
and creative non-fiction, including Deleuze studies; Digital theory and Gender and sexuality studies;
for stage, radio, television and game studies; Eco-humanities; Historicism (new-Elizabethan,
film. Publishing and teaching Gender, sexuality and race; neo-Gothic, neo-Medieval, neo-
remain popular alternative career German aesthetics and Frankfurt Victorian, counter-Romantic);
choices. School; Postcolonialism, Nation Illustration studies; Literary
and culture; Postmodernism; translation/literature in
The PhD programme involves the
Posthumanism; Theories of the translation; Literature and the
preparation of an original piece
literary; Trauma and memory environment; Literature and
of creative work, together with a
studies. the law; Manuscript culture;
reflective critical commentary.
Entry requirements: Suitable Medical humanities; Medieval
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT cultural studies; Modern drama;
for graduates in humanities and
Intake: October, January, April social sciences. A 1st or 2:1 class Postcolonial studies; Welsh writing
Research areas: Creative Fiction UK honours degree, or equivalent in English; Womens writing.
(including short story writing); is required. Entrants usually hold a Entry requirements: Applications
Creative Non-Fiction; Poetry; masters level qualification. are welcome from graduates with
Script Writing for Film, Radio and at least a 2:1 in english literature
Television. and an MA in english literature. The John Percival Building, home of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy

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Geography and Planning
Geography and Planning Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
All programmes need a minimum IELTS 6.5 (6.0 sub-score) unless Student Enquiries
of a 2:1 at undergraduate level stated. See page 23 for additional e: gandpenquiries
unless stated. information.
t: +44 (0)29 2087 6087
+44 (0)29 2087 6131

City Futures MSc: 1 year FT

With over 50 percent of the worlds Entry requirements:
population now living in cities and Applicantsshould hold a 1st or
70 percent predicted to do so 2nd class honours degree in an
by 2050, this MSc will help you appropriate subject.
understand and solve the practical
problems of living in globalised European Spatial
and multicultural cities. You will Planning and
gain an understanding of the key
issues and future challenges of
Environmental Policy
urbanisation in a globalising world (PLANET Europe)
and cover the different urban Are you interested in a career in
The School of Geography and Planning has built its reputation theories that seek to interpret which you can address spatial and
Tanzania: Studying international
processes of contemporary environmental challenges such as
across the boundaries of urban planning and human geography. and future urbanisation and climate change or transnational
planning and development

We have one of the leading graduate schools in Planning in the globalisation. You will develop the river management, which require Entry requirements: Applicants
analytical and methodological skills cooperation between different
UK, and offer a number of specialist masters programmes in to investigate urban trends and regions? The joint masters
will ideally have an undergraduate
degree in subjects such as
planning, practice and policy. dynamics in global cities. programme in PLANET Europe
can help you achieve this with its
geography, sociology, politics
MSc: 1 year FT or economics, and/or those
Entry requirements: Applicants focus on the European dimension with appropriate professional
With over 70 will ideally have an undergraduate of spatial planning, spatial and qualifications in planning.
We are in the top 100 We are renowned
teaching, research degree in subjects such as environmental policy and regional
schools in the QS World for the excellence of
and support staff, geography, planning, sociology, economic development. International Planning
University Rankings by our research. 85%
we are the largest politics or economics. MSc: 2 years FT and Development
Subject 2017. In the UK of our research for
school of its kind in Eco-Cities
we are 6th in Planning REF 2014 was rated
the UK.
Food, Space and Society This MSc provides a broad
in the Complete as world-leading education in international
Our MSc Eco-Cities course The MSc Food, Space and Society
planning and development,
University Guide 2018 or internationally addresses how cities can be will prepare you to pursue an
giving you the knowledge and
and 9th in the Times excellent. planned and built to promote academic career in food studies;
critical understanding to make
University Guide 2017. low carbon urban development enhancing the skills of those
a significant contribution to the
and lifestyles. You will explore already working in the sector
design and management of
how ecological development can and developing prospective
human settlements and urban
mitigate climate change and practitioners and policy-makers
CardiffConnected promote more sustainability. to understand more deeply the
interplay between food security, The course is suitable for
I have found the teacher-student relationship to be fantastic. It feels like the lecturers You will gain a critical
justice and sustainability. The those who want to work in
have a genuine interest in what youre studying and what you want to achieve. Not only understanding of the forms
course is specifically aimed at the planning profession and
of development that badge
are they excellent teachers but they are friendly, approachable and always make time those wishing to gain expertise in especially those who want to
themselves as sustainable or
to see you if you need them. Throughout the year there are numerous international contemporary food geographies gain an international perspective
low carbon and will develop the
expert guest lecturers who present to the class, and the Schools own lecturers are and politics. on planning and development
skills to take forward innovative
also industry experts, which makes for a fascinating environment to learn in. issues. Core teaching focuses
environmentally friendly urban MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
on issues of development and
Tom MSc International Planning and Development developments that are sensitive to
underdevelopment, city futures in
the needs of sustainable spaces.

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Geography and Planning
a globalising world, and creation Social Science Research professional judgement and the Urban Design design addressing important regeneration theory and practice,
of space and place within different specialist skills necessary to make challenges for contemporary and help meet policy challenges in
political, cultural, economic and
Methods (Environmental you employable with a range of
Urban Design lies at the
cities. the contemporary world.
intersection of several disciplines,
environmental contexts. Options Planning) organisations.
areas of practice and knowledge. MA: 1 year FT MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
enable you to follow specialisms The MSc Social Science Research MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT To facilitate the integration Entry requirements: We welcome Entry requirements: Applicants
in urban design, real estate and Methods provides advanced English language: IELTS 7.0 (6.0 of a range of expertise and applications from those with will ideally have an undergraduate
housing or a general route with training in research methods in each sub-score). perspectives, the teaching of degrees in design, architecture, degree in planning, geography,
options in planning, environment, across the full range of the social urban design at Cardiff University planning, landscape architecture architecture, engineering or
transport, real estate, site
planning, regeneration and
sciences. Sustainability, Planning involves a collaboration between or civil engineering. other relevant disciplines (e.g.
You will be provided with a and Environmental the Welsh School of Architecture economics, sociology), or mid-
thorough theoretical and practical and the School of Geography Urban and Regional career professionals working in
MSc: 1 year FT knowledge of how to construct Policy and Planning, both of which are Development planning, development or similar
Entry requirements: Appropriate effective research studies, of the The MSc Sustainability, Planning ranked among the top 50 in the fields.
and Environmental Policy will world. The MA Urban Design Our MSc Urban and Regional
for students interested in variety of data collection methods English language: IELTS 6.5 (5.5
provide you with knowledge and encompasses theory, design Development course is
international planning, should available to the social scientist in each sub-score).
understanding of contemporary and research, emphasising the designed for those who want
hold a 1st or 2nd class honours and of the principal methods of
theories, principles and practices development of critical thinking to understand more about
degree in an appropriate subject. analysing social scientific data.
in the field of sustainability. You skills for creative, contextual economic development and urban
You will also be introduced to the
Planning Practice political and ethical frameworks will gain insights into the ways
This course is an exciting within which social science in which socio-environmental
opportunity to complete a Royal research is conducted, and problems are defined, and
Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to some of the ways in which examine a range of cutting-edge
accreditation through a part-time the results of social science
research are disseminated. The
policy and planning solutions to
the environmental challenges
Postgraduate Research
flexible study programme. It is
designed to provide planning Environmental Planning and faced by government, business,
skills and knowledge necessary Geographypathways have ESRC regulatory bodies and citizens. Entry requirements English language Contact
to supplement appropriate recognition and provide the MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT A 1st or 2nd class honours IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each sub-score). Student Enquiries
specialist Masters degrees. appropriate training basis for degree. See page 23 for additional e: gandpenquiries
It allows you to top up your proceeding to a PhD. Transport and Planning information.
planning knowledge with the MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT This MSc offers the opportunity t: +44 (0)29 2087 4022
spatial planning component of an PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT to study different aspects of
RTPI-accredited education, making transport; planning, policy,
Entry requirements: A good 1st
you eligible (after two years of operation and management, as
degree or a recognised equivalent.
planning practice) for professional
Suitable for graduates in social well as links to urban planning Geography and Planning PhD: 3-4 years FT, 5-7 years PT Research areas: Environment;
membership of the RTPI. and the chance to address real MPhil: 1-2 years FT, 3-4 years PT Social and Cultural Geography;
science and cognate disciplines As a top-rated research School
world issues. Spatial Planning and Analysis in
It is specifically for those who have including sociology, politics, with the ambition to play a Intake: October
City Environments; Urban and
not already taken a conversion critical psychology, education, Transport touches upon almost leading role in academic and
Regional Governance.
Masters degree to gain access to social policy and social work, every aspect of our day-to-day policy debates at national and
the UK planning profession. criminology, management and lives. This course encourages international levels, we aim
PgCert: 1 year FT business studies, history, area you to address the challenges to recruit committed research
studies, geography, pedagogy, ahead for developing the transport students for the pursuit of
Entry requirements: The course is
public administration, industrial systems of tomorrow. innovative, cutting-edge research
suitable for all graduates of RTPI-
and employee relations, and law. MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT at PhD level.
accredited specialist masters
programmes. Entry requirements: Applicants With our international linkages
Spatial Planning and will ideally have an undergraduate and research profile, we provide
Development degree in a relevant subject a rich and lively scholarly
including geography, planning, environment in which to conduct
Our MSc Spatial Planning
transport, engineering, science doctoral research work. At present
and Development is the ideal
and social science. there are around 30 full-time PhD
starting point for taking on
students in the School.
the professional challenges of
making liveable, prosperous
places. You will develop core
planning knowledge and skills,
We are based in the iconic Glamorgan Building

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History, Archaeology

History, Archaeology and Religion

Postgraduate Taught
and Religion Entry requirements
You will ideally possess a higher
English language
IELTS 6.5 (6.5 in each sub-score).
School Admissions
education degree with a 1st or See page 23 for additional e: share-admissions
good 2:1 Honours (UK) from a information.
related humanities and social t: +44 (0)29 2087 4929
science discipline.

Ancient History the UK. Taught by leading experts skills in interpreting literary, visual
across disciplines, it offers the and archaeological evidence.
Ancient History flexibility to choose your own MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
Discover the history, society and period or theme, and to research
culture of the Greek and Roman specialist topics using historical, Late Antique and
world, through a combination of archaeological, and literary
evidence and approaches.
Byzantine Studies
taught modules and individual
research in this flexible Under the auspices of the
MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
programme. Under the supervision Cardiff Centre for Late Antique
of leading experts, you can pursue History and Archaeology Religion and Culture, examine
your own interests from Archaic Late Antiquity and the Byzantine
of the Greek and Roman empire in tandem, or specialise in
Follow your passion for your subject in a highly respected Greece to Late Antiquity.
World your preferred sphere.
MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
School with a wealth of leading academics, researchers and Explore the ancient world from MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT

resources. We specialise in Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient and Medieval Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity in
this interdisciplinary programme.
Chaplaincy, Conservation, History, Religious Studies, Theology Explore the military history of
Under the supervision of leading
experts in Ancient History and
and Welsh History. the Greek, Roman and Medieval Archaeology, you will discover new
worlds in a programme unique in perspectives and develop your

Research includes the Ranked 10th in 82% of our submitted

SHARE with Schools Theology and Religious research in History for
programme, which Studies and ranked REF 2014 was rated
is developing and 12th in Archaeology as world-leading
nurturing partnerships in the UK or internationally
with secondary schools (REF 2014) excellent
in Cardiff and the Cynon
Valley through outreach
and exchange visits

I found it easy to join the research community and to get involved with the School.
The department provides several opportunities for PhD students to work together
and to make friends having our own office especially helps!

Ulrika PhD Ancient History

Postgraduates of Conservation help to conserve a wide range of artefacts across time periods and world
regions on our programmes

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History, Archaeology and Religion
History or specialise in Early Medieval (such as conservation, heritage, background. You will become Asia or China with our pathway Designed for those involved in
Society and Culture or Prehistoric biology, chemistry and geography). adept in the skills essential for a options. some kind of ministry, our course
History Britain. MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT heritage career, including project Based in the Centre for Late aims to improve the competence
Develop a sophisticated Renowned for our particular design and report writing, and Antique Religion and Culture, of practitioners, assisting you to
understanding of themes or expertise in the British Isles, Early Celtic Studies gain valuable museum or heritage Religion from Late Antiquity make a better contribution within
topics you find truly fascinating, Europe and the Mediterranean experience. examines the landmark period your ministry with a choice of five
Develop a critical understanding
in a flexible programme offering a area, our experts teach from the MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT when contemporary world pathways. Teaching takes place
of the Celtic world in this
broad chronological, geographical Neolithic through to the Celtic, faiths emerged (200 800AD), over eight days each semester
interdisciplinary programme
and thematic range. You will gain Roman and Viking periods. True drawing on archaeological, Conservation Practice taking theological, historical and (four days part-time).
a thorough grounding in research to our legacy as one of the first historical, literary and mythological Designed as a conversion linguistic approaches to religions, MTh: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
and historical theory, with a choice universities to advance the sources. Studying in a modern programme for humanities and ranging from Christianity to PgDip: 1 year FT
of modules spanning the medieval discipline, Archaeology at Cardiff Celtic capital with experts from science graduates seeking a Gnosticism.
to the modern period. PgCert: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
is broad-ranging and topical, Archaeology, English, History and career in Conservation, this Studying in the Centre for the
MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT reflecting what the discipline can
and should contribute to society.
Welsh, you are additionally well- highly-respected two-year History of Religion in Asia, you Chaplaincy Studies
placed to access key specialist programme is dedicated to can explore the religions of South
Medieval British Studies Gain a respected qualification
MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT collections and western Britains teaching the next generation Asia or China in combination or
tailored to your professional
Acquire a broad knowledge of major Celtic sites. of conservators. Gaining a individually in our Asian Religions
development in this part-time,
the medieval period in the British Archaeological Science MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT sophisticated understanding of pathway, drawing on expertise
multi-faith Masters programme.
Isles in this interdisciplinary Master the skills of an theoretical principles and practical ranging from Chinese Buddhism to
You choose one of four pathways:
programme. You will discover archaeological scientist in a Conservation applications, you will become ancient Indian religious traditions.
Education, Healthcare, Higher
fresh perspectives by taking dynamic programme taught by adept in the care and protection of You can investigate sources
Our Conservation programmes Education or the generic pathway,
modules across medieval history, leading experts. Our programme cultural heritage artefacts through in further depth by learning a
are particularly suitable for designed for any chaplain
archaeology, English literature combines scientific training hands-on experience. Over the two classical language (Arabic, ancient
graduates in archaeology, history, regardless of context. Teaching is
and Welsh. You will have the with thematic and period-based years you will amass considerable Greek or Latin/Late Antiquity or
ancient history, conservation and via four short residential schools
opportunity to build new skills by study, giving you the freedom experience of working on cultural Sanskrit/Asian Religions) if you
the sciences. If you have an arts per year with online tutorial
learning palaeography, Medieval to tailor your studies to suit heritage objects from the UK and wish.
based degree you must supply support throughout. You will
English, Old French or Latin. your ambitions as a practicing across the globe. MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
evidence of the highest level of study with fellow chaplains from
MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT archaeological scientist or education within science that you MSc: 2 years FT all sectors in an environment
researcher. Whether youre looking have achieved. Islam in Contemporary which integrates interdisciplinary
Welsh History to specialise in biomolecular Professional Britain study and practical theological
Investigate historical and cultural archaeology, osteoarchaeology Care of Collections Conservation Gain the social science skills reflection.
aspects across early modern or zooarchaeology or to take a This vocational programme This highly-regarded programme essential to pursue high calibre MTh: 3 years PT
and modern Welsh History with general approach, youll find a offers exceptional training in teaches the design, execution research on Islam in Britain today PgDip: 2 years PT
experts passionate about their wide range of modules on offer. preventive conservation and the and delivery of research in within the flagship Centre for the
subject. Develop a sophisticated This programme is particularly management of cultural and PgCert: 1 year PT
conservation and conservation Study of Islam in the UK. Ideal for
understanding of themes or suitable for graduates in heritage collections, regardless science via seminars and professional development within
topics you find truly fascinating, Archaeology or relevant disciplines of humanities or science laboratory practice. Taught
Chaplaincy Studies:
the public sector, our rewarding
in a flexible programme offering by internationally respected programme delivers in-depth Military
chronological and thematic range. researchers, it is designed to understanding of the theoretical Acquire a respected qualification
You will gain a thorough grounding meet the needs of conservators and conceptual vocabulary tailored to the professional
in research and historical theory. and science graduates wishing to surrounding British Islam plus the and vocational development of
You can choose English- or Welsh- expand into this exciting field. The skills to undertake high quality military chaplains in this part-time
medium supervision for your programme gives you flexibility research according to social three year, multi-faith Masters
dissertation, depending on your to specialise in a variety of areas sciences professional ethics programme. Teaching is via four
area of interest. to suit your interests and career codes. short residential schools per
MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT direction. MA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT year with online tutorial support
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT throughout. You will study with
Archaeology PgDip: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
fellow chaplains from all sectors in
Archaeology Religious Studies Theology an environment which integrates
interdisciplinary study and
Enjoy the freedom to shape Religious Studies Reflect critically on your practical theological reflection.
your own programme. Combine Explore the great religious and professional practice in our
MA: 3 years PT
periods, topics and regions, take Caerau Hillfort excavations - the award-winning CAER Heritage Project is cultural transformations of Late one-year programme designed
an interdisciplinary approach a beacon of engagement in action, revealing the history of South Wales Antiquity or discover the religious to support ministry and other
ancient powerhouse in ongoing excavations since 2011 literature and culture of South professional development.

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Journalism, Media

Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements
Applicants will ideally possess: a
position of responsibility relevant
to the proposed course of study.
School Admissions
and Cultural Studies
UK higher education degree with English language e: share-admissions
a 1st or good 2:1 Honours, and
IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for
a masters degree or a minimum t: +44 (0)29 2087 4929
additional information.
of two years experience in a

Ancient History Entry requirements: Suitable for PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
graduates in archaeology, history, MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Pursue original research, within
ancient history, conservation Intake: January, April, July, October
a passionate community of
science and chemistry, and other
research-active academics Research areas: Medieval Britain
related and relevant disciplines in
investigating political and social and the wider world; early modern
the humanities, social sciences,
history and the interpretation of and modern Wales; Britain
and biological and physical
epigraphic and archaeological and Europe; twentieth-century
evidence. European authoritarian regimes;
modern China, India and Japan;
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT Conservation historiography and the histories
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Recognised internationally of international migration; gender
Intake: January, April, July, October for high quality research, our and medicine.
Research areas: Ancient strength is the generation of Entry requirements: Suitable for
Medicine and Science; Gender original, empirical data to guide graduates in history, and related
and Sexuality; the Greek City-
state; Housing and the Built
professional practice in the
heritage sector.
humanities and social science We are a top rated institution in the UK for media teaching and
Environment; Political and Social PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT research that helps to shape international media, journalism
history; Warfare in Antiquity.
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Religious and and communication landscapes.
Entry requirements: Suitable
for graduates in ancient history,
Intake: January, April, July, October Theological Studies
Research areas: Composition, With research strength across all
classics, classical archaeology
and related humanities and social
decay and preservation of major religions, we offer a broad Cardiff University has Internationally, The most recent
science disciplines.
materials; evaluation of scope for the pursuit of excellence been ranked 2nd in Communication and Research Excellence
conservation treatments and Framework deemed
in a wide range of specialisms. the UK for the quality Media Studies at
Archaeology practices; management of 100% of our
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT of its Communications, Cardiff University is
heritage assets; environmental research to be
Among the first UK universities control for preservation. MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Cultural and Media ranked amongst the
to advance Archaeology Intake: January, April, July, October studies research worlds best (34th in outstanding for its
Entry requirements: Suitable for impact in terms of its
and Conservation, today our
graduates in archaeology, history, Research areas: Religion in (REF 2014) the QS World University
contribution is broad-ranging, the contemporary world; early Rankings by Subject reach and significance
ancient history, conservation
influential and topical.
science and chemistry, and other Christianity; Islam and Asian 2017)
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT related and relevant disciplines in religions; narrative traditions in
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT the humanities, social sciences, Asia (hagiography, biography,
Intake: January, April, July, October and biological and physical translation and commentary);
Research areas: British and sciences. the interface between religion
and society in the contemporary
European Prehistory; the Eastern
Mediterranean; the Roman and History and Welsh world ; hermeneutics and biblical The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is one of the best schools
exegesis, Christian doctrine, for journalism studies in Europe. The School is big enough to attract top academics,
Post Roman Empire; the Medieval History Evangelicalism (history and
World; Archaeological Science and yet small enough to get to know everyone and feel at ease. The tutors are very
Conduct your choice of unique theology). approachable and always happy to help you achieve your full potential. The choice
Historiography; Bioarchaeology
historical research with the Entry requirements: Suitable
and Numismatics; Ancient Egypt; of modules and the various backgrounds of my fellow students created a fantastic
freedom to explore exciting for graduates in a wide variety of
the Anglo-Saxon age; Medieval learning environment.
subjects across a broad disciplines within the humanities
Culture and Society.
chronological, geographical and and social sciences. Sandra MA Journalism, Media and Communcations
thematic range.

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Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Postgraduate Taught the advanced academic study of
News Journalism This course is suitable for those
interested in an advanced
The News Journalism MA is
MA: 1 year FT academic study of political
accredited by the National Council
Entry requirements English language Contact communication or a career in
for the Training of Journalists and
All programmes need IELTS 7.0 (6.0 in each sub-score) Student Support (unless stated) Magazine Journalism our students also sit its Diploma
political communication.
a minimum of a 2:2 at unless stated. See page 23 for e: jomecstudentsupport Our Magazine Journalism course exams, including shorthand. MA: 1 year FT
undergraduate level unless additional information. prepares you for your first job in We were named the NCTJs English language: IELTS 7.5
stated. t: +44 (0)29 2087 4156 magazine media and is accredited top performing postgraduate
by the Professional Publishers journalism course in 2016. Science, Media and
Association (PPA). Whether your The course is aimed at anyone Communication
Broadcast Journalism Digital Media and International Public first job is print, online, digital wishing to become a multi-media
or social media based you will The course aims to offer
Broadcast Journalism covers Society Relations and Global news journalist. You will learn how knowledge and expertise relating
television and radio journalism learn how to use the multimedia to find, produce and publish news
training, features a three-week
The course explores the role of Communications platforms a modern magazine stories using the most effective
to the organisation and funding
new digital media in shaping of scientific research, the
industry placement in the second and transforming society. It
Management uses and how to pitch your and relevant digital, video, print reporting of scientific innovation
semester and aims to help portfolio when freelancing. and mobile tools available. We
investigates how big data affects This course offers a mix of and controversy, and the role of
you get your first job in a highly our lives, how citizen journalism practice, theory and advanced You will also learn how to write focus on employability. Careers citizens, experts and the media in
competitive industry. and digital culture change academic study. It develops the and produce magazine content open to those who succeed on decision making.
We use digital TV and radio studios established institutions, how skills and techniques required for multiple types of marketplace this course include reporting for
brands, such as glossy fashion online providers -- from the BBC to You will receive practical, hands-
to teach you how to gather and social media affects politics and to practice public relations and
monthlies, quirky independent local start-ups -- and for regional, on training in presenting science
broadcast your content. You will business and how technology communications management
quarterlies, weekly titles for national and international news via news media or directly to
also learn how to professionally is related to power and social at an international level and
business people or customer organisations. audiences ranging from school
use social media channels such change. an understanding of the PR
magazines for retailers. children to the general public.
as Twitter, Instagram and Steller, practitioners role as guardian of MA: 1 year FT
The course provides a thorough MA: 1 year FT
preparing you for a career in digital corporate reputation. MA: 1 year FT
theoretical and methodological English language: IELTS 7.5
multimedia newsrooms. You will The course is accredited by the English language: IELTS 7.5 Entry requirements: 2:1
grounding in media and
leave us with an MA that is widely communication studies and Chartered Institute of Public Political Communication Contact: Taught Masters
recognised as being at the forefront specialist knowledge in areas Relations (CIPR) and is one of Media Management This course explores the rapidly Administrator
of postgraduate broadcast training such as social media, big data, only ten Public Relations and e: socsipostgrad
The course brings together Cardiff evolving role of communication in
and is accredited by the Broadcast privacy and surveillance, internet Communications Association
Business Schools experience political life, both nationally and
Journalism Training Council (BJTC). governance, digital rights, and (PRCA) Partner Universities in delivering highly regarded MBA internationally, and examines how t: +44 (0)29 2087 0284
MA: 1 year FT citizen journalism. the UK. programmes and the School of changes including the increasing +44 (0)29 2087 5178
English language: IELTS 7.5 MA: 1 year FT MA: 1 year FT Journalism, Media and Cultural importance of spin doctors,
Studies internationally renowned image-based politics, the 24-hour
Computational and Data International Journalism Journalism, Media and expertise in journalism and media. news cycle and the globalisation
Journalism The course offers a mixture Communications It is designed to provide you with of media are shaping politics.

This MSc is ideal for recent of practical journalistic and The course provides insight into a solid background in business
graduates looking for specialist academic skills that aim to foster how journalism and the media is management theory and practice,
skills in data journalism and the next generation of foreign changing in aglobalisedcontext and an opportunity to gain
coding, that are proven to be in correspondents. The multicultural from journalism ethics to internet specialised media knowledge and
demand by leading organisations. nature of the course means you governance, from community skills to excel and adapt in the
We also work with working work alongside aspiring journalists media to global communications field of media management.
journalists looking to develop their from around the globe, many of and from crisis reporting to the MA: 1 year FT
skills in this growing area of the them with media experience in transformative potential of new Entry requirements: 2:1
industry. their own country. technologies. It also provides
Contact: Postgraduate
Students get to specialise in research skills training and attracts
As a hands-on programme, it Admissions Office
broadcast, documentary or multi- students from around the globe.
focuses on the development of e: carbs-pg-admissions
knowledge and skills through media, working on online news The course provides a thorough
research-informed practical packages and films each week. theoretical and methodological
t: +44 (0)29 2087 6953
learning in journalism, data MA: 1 year FT grounding in media and
science, computer coding and communication studies and is
newsroom development. suitable for anyone interested in
MSc: 1 year FT Our digital newsrooms

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Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact
Applicants should possess, IELTS 7.5. See page 23 for Student Support
or predicted to attain, a additional information. e: jomecstudentsupport
1st (or equivalent) in their
undergraduate degree. t: +44 (0)29 2087 4156

Journalism Studies A key strength of our research PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
environment is the dialogue MPhil: 2 years FT, 2-3 years PT
Our overarching PhD/MPhil
between research and practice-
programme of Journalism Studies Intake: January, April, October
based staff, which helps us
covers all projects that we Research areas: Digital Media
to deliver impactful research
supervise within any of the fields and Society; Journalism and
outcomes in terms of practice and
of journalism, media and cultural Democracy; Media, Culture and
policy in the wider world.
studies. Creativity; Communication and
Human Security; Science, Health
and the Media.

We are committed to providing an outstanding teaching and

learning experience and our teaching is underpinned by our
excellent research activity.

84% of our research 80% of our research 96% of our graduates

was rated as has been deemed of 2014/15 who
world-leading or outstanding for its were available for
internationally impact in terms of its employment had
excellent reach and significance secured work or
(REF 2014) further study*

*combined data for the

School of Law and Politics

I decided to take a masters degree at Cardiff because I felt it had the expertise to
give me the knowledge I needed. During the course I developed a deeper interest
in the subject and so I decided to move on to a PhD. I was also encouraged by my
tutors in terms of the support I was given. The Law School has a very interactive
learning environment. Not only that, but both tutors and fellow students alike
helped organise social activities for the students on the LLM Human Rights Law.

Our research engages with contemporary academic, social and political debates
Ivan PhD in Law

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Postgraduate Taught This course is one of our most
popular and long established LLM
Legal Aspects of Medical for parties with no connection to the
UK. This course offers a detailed
programmes and is respected Practice investigation of the theoretical and
Entry requirements English language Contact by top international commercial In recent years, the law relating practical issues that arise within
Applicants should have a good IELTS 6.5 (6.5 in writing and 6.0 Admissions Team law firms. It contains theoretical to medicine and healthcare has maritime law and can help you to
Honours degree in Law (2:2 or in all other sub-scores) unless e: lawpladmissions and applied elements which will become increasingly complex develop the expertise necessary
equivalent) unless stated. stated. See page 23 for additional equip you for roles within banking, and patients are becoming more to become a specialist in this
information. finance and trade. aware of their legal rights. This major area of commercial law.
t: +44 (0)29 2087 6102
LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT has significant consequences for It stimulates a critical approach
medical practices and questions to evaluation of current and
Canon Law Government organisations, or in European Conventions both
Law of legal liability and compensation. proposed regulation and cultivates
legal research. civil and political, as well as the Changes in the structure of the NHS independent and original thought.
The programme provides academic The LLM programme has been
LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT socio-economic and cultural. It are also giving rise to a number of
training in the scholarly study of designed to give you the greatest LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
aims to provide a sound knowledge important legal problems.
church law, with a substantial flexibility to pursue advanced legal
emphasis on practical application. Governance and of the theory and the legal rules This programme aims to provide Social Care Law
applicable to international human study in any area that you wish.
You will have the opportunity to Devolution rights treaties and their domestic You can follow any of the modules
a sound knowledge of the legal
Community care law and the law
study topics in-depth and conduct rules applicable to, and the issues
The past decade has seen counterparts. available in the year of study from relating to people with mental
research in areas of canon law surrounding, the practice and
massive structural changes to the lists of the specialised LLM health problems affect virtually
of particular interest to you. This LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT administration of healthcare, as
the constitutional arrangements programmes, and complete a every person in the UK at some
degree provides an opportunity for further changes make a deeper
of the United Kingdom. The LLM dissertation. time in their lives. Despite the
critical appraisal of Ecclesiastical Governance and Devolution
Intellectual Property Law understanding of the field ever
fundamental importance of the
Our LLM Programme offers the more significant. This part-time,
Law in the context of relevant programme explores these Intellectual property law is a crucial law in these fields, its study has
knowledge and expertise to enable distance-learning course provides
national and international law. structural changes, the most part of an innovative and creative been largely neglected by university
you to contribute more fully to the opportunity to study topics
This course is relevant for obvious being the creation of economy, and has become central masters programmes.
your chosen profession through in-depth and conduct research in
practising lawyers, those involved legislative and executive bodies to government and international
the development of intellectual areas of medical law of particular This programme focuses on
in the administration of church law, in Scotland and Wales, together policy. There is a need for expertise
competence and postgraduate interest to you. community care and mental health
and academics who recognise the with a resumption of devolved in the field for lawyers, policy
skills. law, policy and practice in England
cutting-edge nature of disciplined government in Northern Ireland. makers and others involved with Distance learning:
LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT and Wales. It explores the origins
research in religion and law. The developing a knowledge economy. LLM: 2 years PT
The programme explores the of the law in both fields: the growth
LLM Canon Law is the first degree This programme aims to meet the
opportunities and tensions
needs of students, lawyers, policy Legal and Political Entry requirements: Applicants of the asylum and the development
of its type at a British University created by these innovations and should have a good honours of the Poor Law and critically
since the Reformation. will also explore the less public
makers and others who wish to Aspects of International degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent). analyses the current legal regimes
study intellectual property law from
Distance learning: shifts in the relationships between
an international and comparative
Affairs Candidates may be qualified in as well as the policy, research and
LLM: 2 years PT the three branches of government. In recent years, key global medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or theoretical socio-legal contexts in
PgDip: 2 years PT Issues concerning accountability, issues have raised the profile of nursing, veterinary science or any which these legal regimes exist.
democratic engagement and what It provides an overview of relevant discipline, or have served
PgCert: 2 years PT international affairs substantially. LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
constitutes good governance are current issues in specific areas for a substantial period of time
Lawyers are increasingly required Entry requirements: Suitable for
European Legal Studies explored to give an understanding of intellectual property law, both within the National Health Service
to understand the law and political graduates from any field who wish
of the broader relationships domestic, EU and international, or related administration.
Increasing interactions between issues which influence how States to study social care law.
between the regions and tiers with a critical evaluation of current
European countries and their behave.
of government/governance at the and proposed regulation. Shipping Law
legal systems have led to growing
state and EU levels. LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
This programme will help you build Social Science Research
demand for lawyers who can the necessary level of expertise to Around 90% of global trade is
interact with legal systems other LLM: 1 year FT, 2 year PT carried by sea. It remains the Methods (Social-Legal)
work in the fast-growing world of
than their own. This degree offers
International international affairs. It offers tuition most cost efficient method for (Law)
an opportunity to develop your own Human Rights Law Commercial Law from established experts in both transporting raw materials and Our MSc in Social Science
perspective on the implications international law and international finished products around the world. Research Methods aims to provide
The human rights revolution of Commercial law in a fast paced
of legal Europe, looking at both relations in a stimulating and This requires a complex network advanced training in research
the last 50 years has had a huge globalised economy presents both
national and supranational systems. challenging environment. This of contracts involving ship owners methods across the full range
impact. Global and regional human challenges and opportunities.
programme offers an international and operators, cargo owners, of the social sciences. You will
It enables you to explore the issues rights treaties now infuse domestic Expert lawyers are needed to
perspective, with emphasis on banks and insurers. be provided with a thorough
and participate in debate, while legal codes, reconfiguring many civil meet these challenges and
developing your own legal skills law and common law principles. seek opportunities, particularly international conventions as well The United Kingdom has a long theoretical and practical knowledge
and understanding. In addition, when giving advice that can as political reality. standing expertise in the law of how to construct effective
This programme critically analyses relating to these transactions, and
it provides valuable training for a have considerable financial LLM: 1 year FT, 2 years PT research studies, of the variety of
the domestic and international provides dispute resolution services
career in modern legal practice, consequences. data collection methods available
impact of the major UN and
in European, international and

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to the social scientist, and of the the GDL or one of the professional any other subject combined with a the requirements of the LPC,
principal methods of analysing courses may be directly followed by law conversion course (CPE/GDL). BPTC or BVC qualifications. For
social scientific data. legal work in some other capacity, English language: IELTS 7.5 in those pursuing the LLM after
You will also be introduced to the with the option of seeking full each sub-score. experience of legal practice, the
political and ethical frameworks qualification at a later date. course provides an opportunity
Contact: Shani Hughes BPTC
within which social science research GDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT to extend your knowledge, reflect
is conducted, and to some of the upon professional practice and
Entry requirements: Usually a t: +44 (0)29 2087 6106
ways in which the results of social fulfil professional development
2:2 honours degree or above,
science research are disseminated. or the equivalent in the case of Legal Practice Course
This pathway builds on our It is a dissertation-only programme, Our Legal Practice Course has always been highly regarded
long established reputation for
degrees from non-UK universities. (LPC) entailing research within an area of
Applicants whose first language is
scholarship in the area of socio- The Legal Practice Course (LPC) law related to professional practice. the LPC or BPTC prior to entry to Applicants whose BVC/BPTC/
not English or Welsh must provide
legal studies and is focused on the offers intensive, postgraduate The programme proceeds by way of the programme can apply to be LPC qualifications were completed
an IELTS certificate level 6.5, no
Centre for Law and Society and the level study to those who wish to self-directed learning with support admitted with advanced standing, more than 3 years prior to entry will
more than two years old, with a
Journal of Law and Society, which qualify as a solicitor in England and from a dissertation supervisor. You thereby reducing the duration of the be required to provide evidence of
minimum of 6.5 in writing and
the School founded and has hosted Wales. To become fully qualified will be encouraged to develop an LLM in Legal Practice to 1 year). recent experience in the practice of
sub-scores of no less than 6.0 in
for almost 40 years. after completion of the LPC, you independent, critical and thorough law in order to satisfy the University
reading, speaking and listening. Entry requirements: An IELTS
will need to undertake a two year treatment of your research topic. that they should be accepted with
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT Contact: Shani Hughes score of 6.5 if English or Welsh is
period of recognised work-based You will write a sustained, critical advanced standing.
PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT e: not your first language, with 6.5 in
training (often called a training exposition of the relevant law and
Contact: Postgraduate Office t: +44 (0)29 2087 6106 writing and 6 in all other elements Contact: Shani Hughes
contract). present your analysis, findings
e: of the test (successful completion e:
The LPC will ensure that you and reasoned conclusions clearly,
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4351 Bar Professional Training logically and coherently.
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acquire the skills, knowledge and years of entry to the programme
Course attitude to prepare you for the Distance learning: will satisfy the English language
Professional Training This programme is a skills-based start of the work-based training. LLM: 2 years PT (Students who requirement).
Programmes intensive full-time, 10-month It will equip you to deal with the have successfully completed
course designed to prepare a demands that are likely to be made
Graduate Diploma in prospective barrister for the work of you in practice, and lay the
Law (GDL) based training known as pupillage. foundation for your future practice Postgraduate Research
You will experience a carefully as a solicitor by encouraging habits
The Graduate Diploma in Law designed course in a highly of competence, confidence and
(GDL) offers intensive, graduate- Entry requirements English language Contact
supportive learning environment. professionalism.
level legal studies to students Learning will mostly take place Applicants will ideally have a IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in each sub-score). Postgraduate Office
Please note: The LPC programme
who already possess a degree in small groups and will focus on good honours degree in Law See page 23 for additional e:
begins in early September, unlike
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the majority of other university
qualify as solicitors or barristers. and oral skills. courses which begin later that
You will study the English and
This programme will prepare you month.
Welsh Legal System, Contract,
for the 12 months of pupillage PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Criminal Law, Equity & Trusts , EU
and ensure that you acquire the
Law Research areas: We offer Centre for Human Rights and
Law, Land Law, Public Law and Entry requirements: Suitable for supervision in a broad range of Public Law
skills, knowledge of procedure We are keen to attract the next
Tort and research and write an graduates with a good honours areas spanning private, public Centre for Law and Global
and evidence, attitudes and generation of legal scholars and
extended essay. After successful degree either (a) in law, or (b) in and commercial legal spheres Justice.
competence required during your to encourage innovative research
completion of the GDL, you may any other subject combined with a from domestic, transnational and Centre for Law and Religion
work-based training. It will also across a range of varied areas
progress to the professional stage law conversion course (CPE/GDL). international perspectives. These Centre for Law and Society
provide you with a solid foundation of Law including commercial,
of legal training, either the Bar areas are integrated within the
in knowledge and skills for your Contact: Shani Hughes LPC discrimination, medical, family Environmental Justice Research
Professional Training Course or Schools vibrant research culture,
early years of tenancy. The BPTC e: and civil justice. We offer Group
the Legal Practice Course, either which features several research
aims to foster a professional and t: +44 (0)29 2087 6106 opportunities for both full and Family Law Research Group
of which may be studied at the centres and groups:
ethical approach to practice as part-time study leading to the Gender Rules Research Group
School of Law and Politics.
a barrister, whilst giving you an LLM in Legal Practice degrees of MPhil and PhD. Centre for Crime, Law and
Justice Law and History Research
To become fully qualified, informed view of a barristers This programme is open to PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT
Centre for European Law and Group
completion of the BPTC or LPC working life. students who have successfully Intake: January, April, July, Governance The Law Lab
will need to be followed by a completed the LPC, BPTC or
PgDip: 1 year FT October Wales Governance Centre.
period of work-based learning, BVC qualifications. The course Centre for Health and Social
either pupillage in a barristers Entry requirements: Suitable for Care Law
is designed to further develop
chambers or a training contract graduates with a good honours
legal knowledge and skills beyond
with a solicitors firm. Alternatively, degree either (a) in law, or (b) in

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Modern Languages
Modern Languages Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
Candidates will ideally possess IELTS 7 (6.5 in each sub-score). e: languages-pg-admissions
or expect to obtain a relevant See page 23 for additional
undergraduate degree at a information. t: +44 (0)29 2087 0824
minimum of 2:1 honours level.

Translation Studies a wide range of well-qualified and area you would like to work
passionate students each year. in. Programme modules are
Our increasingly globalised
This course offers core training varied and will equip you with
world means that the ability to
in the theory and practice of the knowledge and expertise
understand, speak and work in
translation before allowing you needed to pursue a career as
a variety of languages is a skill
to specialise in specific pathways a professional translator in the
which is highly sought after, both
such as literary, scientific, public and private sectors.
in the UK and internationally.
business and pharmaceutical MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Our highly successful Translation
translation, depending on which
Studies (MA) programme attracts

With an international reputation for excellence in research

and teaching, we give students the opportunity to pursue
their interest in languages and cultures in an exciting,
interdisciplinary environment.

84% of our submitted In a joint submission Our Teaching and

research for REF with the School of Learning scored 91%
2014 was rated Welsh, the School of in 2017s Postgraduate
as world-leading Modern Languages Taught Experience
or internationally ranked 7th in the UK Survey
excellent* for the quality of our
*joint submission with (REF 2014)
the School of Welsh

The School has an excellent reputation, not just in the UK, but across the world.
The Translation Studies MA gives students the freedom to specialise in whichever
language combinations and fields of interest that they wish. After graduating I found a
job as a European Tours Manager for Schools Into Europe. The Translation Studies MA
developed my understanding of language use, translation, and culture in general, and has
definitely helped me improve my working practices.
Our dynamic, world-class research programme has produced high quality PhD students who have made
Laura MA in Translation Studies significant contributions in academia and industry

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Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements However, we consider all English language
The normal requirement for individual applicants on their IELTS 7 (6.5 in each sub-score).
admission to all Research specific merits. If you do not See page 23 for additional
programmes in the School is have the standard qualifications information.
a 2:1 degree award, or the for the course you may still
overseas equivalent, in a apply and your application will Contact
relevant subject. be considered. Interviews may e: languages-pg-admissions
be conducted to identify and
assess the academic merit of t: +44 (0)29 2087 0824
prospective students.

Languages and class research and our ranking at PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT
7th place in the 2014 Research MPhil: 1 year FT, up to 3 years PT
Translation Studies Excellence Framework is evidence
The School of Modern Languages Intake: January, April, July,
of our strong international
has a strong, intellectually October
reputation for excellence. We
stimulating, and vibrant research are part of the AHRC South West Research areas: Global area
culture into which postgraduates and Wales Doctoral Training studies, history and memory,
are inducted and embedded. Partnership, leading on Modern translation and adaptation, visual
The combination of established Languages studentships for cultures, literary and film studies
researchers with international Cardiff University. We are also a and critical theories.
reputations and young scholars, contributor to the ESRC Wales
has meant that the School has Doctoral Training Centre, leading
been able to develop a dynamic the language-based area studies
and forward-looking research pathway. We warmly encourage
ethos. Our research community applicants for doctoral study to We offer rigorous musical training within a lively and
of academics and scholars are
committed to producing world-
apply to us with these funding
routes in mind.
imaginative liberal arts environment.

85% of our submitted Our 250-seat Our series of

research was rated Concert Hall hosts workshops and
as world-leading our annual concert masterclasses
or internationally series, as well as a enables students
excellent, which wide range of student to work directly
ranks us in the concerts with professional
top 10 among composers and
music departments performers
in the UK (REF 2014)

I cannot recommend the MA music programme enough. While the first term courses
were especially helpful in providing fundamental preparation for an academic future in
musicology, the second term introduced really interesting and diverse subdisciplines
within musicology, which I found very engaging and intellectually stimulating. I found
the course leaders and lecturers to be incredibly supportive of my personal growth as a
student and very willing to advise me in regard to various assignments.
Higher level study in languages, cultures, histories and translation opens new horizons for understanding
the world around us
Emily MA in Music

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Politics and

Politics and International Relations

Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements
Suitable for graduates who
normally possess a 2:1 degree
English language
IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub-score).
See page 23 for additional
Victoria Parkin
International Relations
classification in music or a information. t: +44 (0)29 2087 4816
relevant related area.

Music be determined by your abilities MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT

and interests, so that you can
This MA is an opportunity to
tailor your programme of study to
challenge yourself academically
best meet your career goals and
and musically, while following one
ambitions. This programme is
of our three specialist pathways:
ideal for performers, composers
Performance, Composition or
and music scholars with interest
Music Studies. We place emphasis
in developing their area of
on flexibility and student choice
expertise, learning valuable skills,
and have designed a programme
and exploring a relevant course
that allows you to personalise We provide a stimulating,
of study.
your course of study. A significant friendly and supportive
proportion of module choices will MA: 1 year FT, 2 years PT environment

Postgraduate Research
The Department of Politics and International Relations prides
Entry requirements English language Contact
Suitable for graduates who IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub-score). Victoria Parkin
itself on world-class research and an international reputation
normally possess a 2:1 or See page 23 for additional e: for excellence.
equivalent at undergraduate and information. t: +44 (0)29 2087 4816
a masters degree in music.
Our Department 81% of our submitted 96% of our graduates
of Politics and research for REF of 2014/15 who
Music National Opera, and National International Relations 2014 was rated as were available for
We are a creative and
Museum Wales, allow us to make is one of the largest world-leading or employment had
extensive contributions to the world in the UK internationally secured work or
comprehensive centre of excellent
of music, both within and beyond further study*
musical research, composition
academia. We are home to an
and performance. We combine
active and engaged postgraduate
acknowledged research expertise *combined data for the
community. Our postgraduates are
in dedicated areas with a School of Law and Politics
encouraged to play an integral role
commitment to the wider scholarly
in our research culture, including
world, and a clear sense of our
participating in research events,
role in the cultural life of a capital
city. PhD students may specialise
projects, and seminars.
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
in musicology, composition
or performance, presenting MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT I decided to take this programme as I wanted a Masters that matched industry-
work as a thesis, a portfolio of specific technical skills with academic skills. What I enjoyed most was the breadth
Intake: January, April, July,
compositions with commentary, of module topics available from in-depth analysis of devolved policies in Wales
or a performance recital with to a very current and conceptual introduction to International Political Economy.
Research areas: Musicology; Our dedicated onsite Music I now work in Public Affairs and Policy at an international airport and the skills
supporting thesis. Strategic
Critical Musicology; Library houses a wide range of I gained during this programme enable me to fulfil the demands of my role.
collaborations with international
Ethnomusicology; Historical scores, books, recordings, and
organisations, including the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh
Musicology; Composition; archive collections Lisa MSc Politics and Public Policy

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Politics and International Relations
Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact Entry requirements specific merits. If you do not have English language
Suitable for graduates who IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in writing and Admissions Team The normal requirement for the standard qualifications for IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for
normally possess a 2:1 degree 6.0 in all other sub-scores). admission to all Research the course you may still apply additional information.
e: lawpladmissions
classification in a relevant See page 23 for additional programmes in the School is and your application will be
subject area. information. a 2:1 degree award, or the considered. (Interviews may be Contact
t: +44 (0)29 2087 6102 conducted to identify and assess
overseas equivalent, in a MPhil/PhD Enquiries,
relevant subject. However, we the academic merit of prospective Cardiff Law School
consider all individual applicants students). e:
on their t: +44 (0)29 2087 4351
Global Politics and International Relations of the nature of public policy, how
political problems are defined or
Digital Technologies This programme is designed
identified (agenda-setting), how
Cyber war, global Internet to give postgraduate students Politics and Technologies and Global Politics; PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
policies are made, the factors Critical Global Politics; Global MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
governance, hacking elections a comprehensive grounding in
affecting their success or failure, International Relations Environmental Politics; Law and
and the Internet of Things are all the disciplinary and academic Intake: January, April, July,
and how the power or authority Our Politics and International Global Justice. Each research
common concerns in the 21st skills that are central to the study October
to make policies might be Relations academics are at the postgraduate participates in
century. Governments, companies of International Relations. The
constrained by internal or external forefront of their research areas. the work of one of the research Research areas: British Politics;
and private organisations programme bridges the sub-fields
factors. Integral to this is the With a combination of established groups and will be offered Cold War History; Critical
now face a range of complex of international relations theory,
development of skills necessary researchers with international opportunities to present their Military Studies; Cybersecurity
challenges as a result of advances political philosophy, political
to conduct advanced research in reputations and younger scholars, own projects. In addition, and Internet Governance;
in digital technology that have science, international law, foreign
these areas. You will also have we have a dynamic and forward- postgraduates participate in Environmental Politics;
a direct impact on war, peace, policy analysis, diplomacy,
the opportunity to focus on areas looking research ethos. We Research in Progress seminars. European Politics; Feminism
security, human rights and power. international history and
of particular interest at Welsh, pride ourselves on providing an This seminar series is designed and Critical Global Politics;
international political economy.
The MSc in Global Politics and national, EU and/or international enthusiastic and intellectually to allow students to present Global Governance; Global
Digital Technologies considers MSc Econ: 1 year FT, 2 years PT levels. stimulating environment for issues relating to their own Justice; International Relations
all of these issues and more. A MSc Econ: 1 year FT, 2 years PT postgraduate research to those research, and to hear papers and Technology; International
unique multi-disciplinary degree,
Politics and Public Policy wishing to study a full or part-time from staff. Prospective students Relations and Practice Theory;
you will be encouraged to take What governments do - public Welsh Government and PhD or MPhil, with supervision are encouraged to look at staff Maritime Security; Nuclear
up modules in journalism and policy - has a huge impact on available across a wide range of webpages to identify potential Politics; Political Theory; Post-
the economy, society and the Politics research topics. supervisors or supervision teams. Colonial Studies; Public Policy;
media, computer science, law,
international relations and social way we live. This programme is This programme provides Opportunities to work across law Welsh Politics and Governance;
We host active research groups
sciences. designed to enable you to develop an informed insight and and politics exist in all fields and Security Studies.
and centres in a range of fields
a comprehensive understanding understanding of the political such applicants are very welcome.
MSc Econ: 1 year FT, 2 years PT including Welsh Governance;
landscape of Wales. Owing
Political Theory; Digital
to devolution and distinctive
historical and cultural factors,
Welsh politics today is a
fascinating and fast-evolving
topic of study. The relevance of
the programme is not confined
to Wales. However, issues
relating to shared sovereignty
and multi-level governance are
central to contemporary political
debates. The Welsh case provides
a fascinating study of broader
trends in European and global
governance. Many students who
complete this programme find
employment in both the public
and private sectors.
MSc Econ: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Our teaching is mainly conducted through seminars, which enables in-depth academic debate
Postgraduate students met with the Minister for Europe during his visit and discussion in small groups

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Social Sciences
Social Sciences Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
2:1 at undergraduate level or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 Taught Masters Administrator
equivalent. Preferably a social in writing and at least 5.5 in all (unless stated)
sciences or humanities subject other sub-scores) unless stated. e:
unless stated. See page 23 for additional t: +44 (0)29 2087 0284
information. +44 (0)29 2087 4809

Childhood and Youth Crime, Safety and Education, Policy and

Childhood and Youth is a growing Justice Society
field of inquiry across the social Our MSc in Crime, Safety and As education becomes
sciences. This MSc offers the Justice aims to produce graduates increasingly globalised, schools
opportunity to examine leading capable of problem-solving in the and education systems around
theories, methodologies and fields of crime, safety and justice. the world are frequently being
research evidence in order to We base the programme on the shaped by a common set of global
understand the relationship SARA mnemonic - scanning, education policies and ideologies.
between the conceptualisation analysis, response, assessment This programme aims to develop
of childhood, methodological a familiar scheme in policing your ability to critically analyse
approaches to researching with and crime prevention practice, dominant ideologies, policies
children and young people and the as well as in the academy and and practices; to understand the
social impact of childhood policies in criminological research. Our forces that are driving them, their
and practices in a variety of social problem-orientated learning shortcomings and likely outcomes;
and cultural contexts and across approach emphasises how to and to discover and engage with
the young life course. It is aimed apply subject-specific knowledge alternative models of education,
at practitioners, policy makers
We are an interdisciplinary teaching and research community and postgraduates who want to
to the analysis of, and response training, teaching and learning,
to, instances of crime, safety and at the early childhood, primary,
and internationally recognised centre of excellence. develop knowledge of childhood justice in the public, voluntary and secondary and post-secondary
and youth, and learn approaches commercial sectors. levels, and in non-formal and
to conducting research with these informal contexts outside
groups. MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
the formal education system
MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT altogether.
We were ranked 3rd We enjoy excellent Our outstanding
MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
in the UK for research links with local and record of research
quality in Sociology national government, income and grant
and 5th for Education major private capture is among the
(REF 2014) and public sector highest in the UK
organisations and the
third sector

The diversity in backgrounds & knowledge amongst the teaching staff,
coupled with a research-led teaching approach, first class facilities and a
pleasant environment made for a very positive student experience. My pre-
existing ideas and views were continuously challenged and further developed.
It was stimulating and inspiring being introduced to new ways of thinking,
helping make better sense of our social realities within a social work context. I
felt thoroughly prepared for social work practice at the end.

Adam MA Social Work We value our student community and are committed to helping you to make the most of your time here

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Social Sciences
Science, Media and Social Science Skills and Workforce theoretical and critical approach C or above, or equivalent access Graduate Diploma
to the acquisition and appreciation qualifications at Level 2 on entry
Communication This MSc allows you to create a Development of knowledge about social work to the programmes. in Post-Compulsory
bespoke programme of study that
This joint interdisciplinary
draws on our expertise in fields
Our MSc Skills and Workforce practice and its context. Principles English language: IELTS score of Education and Training
science communication degree Development is taught in Singapore of human rights are core.
is offered by the School of such as childhood and youth in partnership with the Institute
6.5 (5.5 in each sub score) (In-Service)
studies; crime, safety and justice; MSc: 2 years FT Contact: Student Hub This two-year in-service
Social Sciences, the School of for Adult Learning, Singapore. It
Journalism, Media and Cultural education; social theory; social is aimed at practitioners, policy Entry requirements: 2:2 at Glamorgan Building programme has been specifically
Studies, and the Techniquest and public policy. You will gain a makers and researchers in the undergraduate level and relevant e: designed for those engaged in
science discovery centre. We aim range of transferable skills for the East Asian region. This innovative employment or voluntary t: +44 (0)29 2087 4021 teaching and training in post-
to offer knowledge and expertise workplace, as well as a foundation programme aims to develop based social work experience. compulsory contexts. It has
relating to the organisation and for further training in a variety expertise and enhance professional Candidates without a degree Professional Graduate been designed to accommodate
of professional fields. You will but with at least three years the learning and development
funding of scientific research, the
develop your knowledge, skills and
capacity in the field of employment,
experience may be considered.
Certificate in Education requirements of teachers,
reporting of scientific innovation skills and workforce development in
and controversy, and the role of understanding of social scientific a changing global context. We seek English language: IELTS 6.5 (with (PGCE) in Post- lecturers, vocational trainers
citizens, experts and the media in theory and research methods, to provide you with the knowledge a minimum of 6.5 in writing and at Compulsory Education in industry, commerce or other
decision making. You will receive alongside more specialist material and analytical tools to develop least 5.5 in other sub-scores). occupational settings and
as detailed above. and Training (PCET) professions such as higher,
training in presenting science and assess alternative policy Contact: Susan Hayes
via news media or directly to MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT interventions, identify and seek e:
(In-Service) further, adult, community and
audiences ranging from school solutions to challenges in workforce This two-year in-service nurse education, school sixth
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4967
children to the general public. Social Science Research development, and undertake programme is specifically forms and for those delivering the
Professional Graduate 14-19 curriculum within a school
MSc: 1 year FT Methods effective research in the field. designed for those engaged in
or other settings. Candidates must
teaching and training in post-
Entry requirements: Relevant Our MSc in Social Science Research MSc: 2 years PT at another Certificate in Education compulsory contexts. It is aimed at be actively involved in training or
experience will be considered. Methods aims to provide advanced institution
(PGCE) in Post- teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers education as a work role or in a
English language: IELTS 7 (with a training in research methods Entry requirements: 2:1 voluntary capacity.
minimum of 6.5 in writing and at across the full range of the social at undergraduate level (or Compulsory Education and instructors operating in a
range of professions including GDip: 2 years PT
least 6.0 in all other sub-scores). sciences. You will be provided with equivalent) and at least two years and Training (PCET) industry, commerce, and other
a thorough theoretical and practical of work experience in skills or This one-year pre-service Entry requirements:
occupational settings and A professional qualification
Social and Public Policy knowledge of how to construct employment-related issues. programme of initial teacher
professions including further, together with professional
effective research studies, of the English language: IELTS 7.0 education is specifically designed
This programme will equip you higher, community and nurse experience. It is desirable that
variety of data collection methods for those wanting to teach in
with the theoretical, conceptual Contact: MSc Skills and education. Candidates must be you have Maths at GCSE grade
available to the social scientist post-compulsory contexts. It has
and analytical tools to examine Workforce Development actively involved in training or C or above, or equivalent access
and of the principal methods of been designed to accommodate
contemporary social and public Programme Administrator education as a work role or in a qualifications at Level 2 on entry
analysing social scientific data. We the learning and development
policies in both national and e: voluntary capacity. to the programme.
offer five pathways in social science requirements of teachers,
international contexts, interpreting t: +44 (0)29 2087 4021 PGCE: 2 years PT
subjects: Criminology; Educational lecturers, vocational trainers English language: IELTS score of
a range of evidence in analysing
Studies; Social Policy; Social Work; in industry, commerce or other Entry requirements: 2.2 degree 6.5 (5.5 in each sub score
policy developments and their
social impacts. We will enable you
Sociology. Professional professions such as higher, or above (or equivalent). It is Contact: Student Hub
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT Programmes further, adult, community and desirable that all applicants Glamorgan Building
to deepen your understanding of
PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT nurse education, school sixth should have Maths at GCSE grade e:
the major aspects of social and
public policy, including competing Entry requirements: 1st degree Social Work forms and for those delivering C or above, or equivalent access
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4021
the 14-19 curriculum within a qualifications at Level 2 on entry
conceptions of citizenship (or equivalent). Our MA Social Work programme
school or other setting. The PCET to the programmes.
and how these inform social Contact: Social Science Research allows you to build upon academic
policy; contemporary forms of programme addresses a range of English language: IELTS score of
Methods Administrator and occupational experience
governance and public policy teaching subjects and vocational 6.5 (5.5 in each sub score)
e: and achieve a professional
implementation, and the use of areas. The programme offers a
qualification in social work. You Contact: Student Hub
theories and research evidence balanced combination of theory
will benefit from strong tutorial Glamorgan Building
to analyse and explain social and and practice.
support, teaching informed e:
public policy change. by research and practice, and PGCE: 1 year FT
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4021
MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT access to a range of placement Entry requirements: 2.2 degree
opportunities in specialist fields. or above (or equivalent). It is
Situated within the broader desirable that all applicants
environment of social sciences, should have Maths at GCSE grade
this programme provides a

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Social Sciences
Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements: English language: Contact:
2:1 or above at undergraduate IELTS 7.0. See page 23 for Graduate Office
level and/or a masters degree. additional information. e: graduateoffice
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4972

PhD Research areas: Science, Research areas: Education and

technology and risk; Crime, Education Policy.
Social Sciences security and justice; Education
Research training is a strong and education policy; Health and Doctor of Health Studies
feature of our PhD programme. social care; Inequality, labour and
The Health Studies taught
We are committed to theoretically the future of work; People, place
modules introduce a range of
informed research with a clear and policy.
social science perspectives and
policy focus. We offer research methodologies, in order to explore
opportunities for postgraduate Professional Doctorate the contemporary importance of
study in sociology, social The Professional Doctorate is a health, medicine and health care
policy, criminology, science part-time doctoral research degree organisation policy and practice,
and technology studies, social scheme. It is fully equivalent to the and how these interact with social
work and education, and also PhD, but substantially different capital, economic and material
encourage applications from from it in that it is strongly environments, public services and
students who wish to pursue professionally orientated, focusing positive community wellbeing.
interdisciplinary studies. on applied rather than pure Research-based and critical
We collaborate with major research. This inter-professional understanding in relation to key
universities and international learning allows you to reflect on aspects of community, wellbeing,
agencies around the world, what is shared across professional health, illness and medical
as well as with local policy boundaries and what is distinctive sociology are promoted.
makers and practitioners. Our to your own occupation.
DHS: 5-7 years PT We are located in the historic Glamorgan Building, just a short walk from the main University facilities,
research environment includes as well as the city centres amenities and transport links
Doctor of Education Intake: October
a wide range of active research
groupings, seminar series, and The EdD programme enables Research areas: Health and
informal study groups. Our PGR experienced students to reflect Social Care Doctor of Social and The modules draw on a range social work ethics and values,
Caf a student-led initiative of theoretical perspectives and and changing legislation in
on their own identity and Public Policy explore empirical studies that Wales, England, Scotland and
provides a unique intellectual practice, based on contemporary
forum and support network for The SPPD taught modules relate to the public, private and Northern Ireland are covered. It is
educational issues and their
those pursuing doctoral studies. are designed to respond to voluntary sectors. recognised that many candidates
interaction with the wider
the developmental needs and SPPD: 5-7 years PT will be managers or teachers
You will be supervised by two framework of educational systems
interests of those employed of social work practice, rather
qualified, experienced academic and social, cultural and political Intake: October
within UK regional government than practitioners, and module
staff who will guide and advise contexts. Particular attention is Research areas: Inequality, and
and local authorities, as well assessment reflects this.
you through regular meetings. We paid to theoretical frameworks People, Place and Policy.
as research institutions. The DSW: 5-7 years PT
are part of the Wales Doctoral relevant questions of power;
modules prepare students to
Training Partnership and funded professional identity; leadership Intake: October
by the Economic and Social and governance; and equality
make informed judgements on Doctor of Social Work
complex issues, such as the Research areas: Social Care, and
Research Council. in the context of educational The social work taught modules
successful construction and People, Place and Policy.
practices and organisations. facilitate considered reflection
PhD: 3-4 years FT, 5-7 years PT operation of multi-level and on social work practice.
MPhil: 1-2 years FT, 2-3 years PT EdD: 5-7 years PT inclusive governance and its Contemporary debates about
Intake: January, April, July, Intake: October implications for policy-making; the politics of social work;
October negotiating the requirements of anti-discriminatory practice;
equal opportunities legislation; evidence-based and reflective
and administration responsibilities practice; social work theory;
in public policy settings.

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Welsh Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
A 1st or a 2:1 UK honours IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for e:
degree, or equivalent, is additional information.

Welsh and Celtic to undertake original research.

We are looking to the future
Examples of ground-breaking MA
Studies research in recent years include
and the development of our
language, our society and our
The MA in Welsh and Celtic linguistic landscape mapping, identity in contemporary Wales
Studies offers you the chance to creative literary criticism,
explore the relationship between intertextuality and medieval Welsh
literature, language, culture and literature, and digital technologies
identity across the centuries. and minority languages.
From medieval literature to You can study our postgraduate
contemporary language planning programmes through the
and policy, the exact content of medium of Welsh or English. If
the course will be tailored to suit you chose to study through the
your individual research interests medium of Welsh, you will need
and based around faculty to demonstrate your proficiency in
expertise. the language.
We will help you to develop MA: 1 year FT, 2.5 years PT
advanced academic skills in
your chosen area of study and
We are a vibrant and welcoming community of academics and
students committed to the development of language, society
and identity in contemporary Wales. Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact
84% of our submitted Ranked 7th in the UK Innovative and A 1st or a 2:1 UK honours IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for e:
research for REF for our research quality interactive teaching degree, or equivalent, is additional information.
2014 was rated as in Modern Languages tailored to your required.
world-leading or and Linguistics (REF interests and the
internationally 2014) and achieved expertise of our highly-
excellent* 100% for research respected faculty
Welsh Intake: January, April, July,
The originality, quality and breadth
impact* Research areas: Welsh literature
of our research, coupled with
* joint submission with the * joint submission with the our excellent reputation, make (medieval, renaissance, modern);
School of Modern Languages School of Modern Languages Literary and critical theory;
us an attractive destination for
postgraduate study. Sociolinguistics (including
CardiffConnected Our research interests are varied
Patagonia and Ireland); Language
planning and policy; Religion
and include Welsh language,
Coming from Ireland, Ive always had a deep-seated passion for different aspects of Celtic and popular culture; Textual
literature, culture and identity;
studies, from language to history, literature and law. The MA has afforded me the invaluable transmission: oral and written;
creative and critical writing; and
opportunity to pursue academic topics tailored specifically to my individual interests. For me, Welsh American Studies; Second
the social and international
this undoubtedly places the course miles ahead of others in its field. The faculty and staff at language acquisition/Welsh
aspects of language planning,
the School are second to none and each academic is an expert in their field. The hands-on for adults; Creative and Critical Our excellent facilities and
acquisition and policy.
and personable approach I have experienced is a testament to the courses organisation and Writing. library resources help you
PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT to achieve your academic
execution. Being granted the chance to learn Welsh for the first time has been a highlight.
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT ambitions
John MA Welsh and Celtic Studies

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Biomedical and Our research spans the full range of biological and

Life Sciences biomedical sciences, and seeks to deliver new solutions to

global challenges that have major economic, societal and
environmental impact.

Our innovative 98% of our submitted Extensive state-

Connections of the Around 6.3 million people
worldwide have Parkinsons disease
The image shows the movement
associated connections in blue, red research institutes research was rated of-the-art support
Brain in Parkinsons (PD), a chronic and progressive and yellow connecting to the spinal offer exciting training internationally facilities, including
Disease neurodegenerative disorder.
My research uses diffusion
cord and other related regions in the
mid-brain. The nonmovement related
and research excellent, world-leading a 9.4 Tesla MRI/
tractography, a technique that connections shown in magenta and opportunities in the or internationally MRS system for
Jilu Mole applies the property of diffusion of green, connect regions of the brain fields of cancer, water recognised experimental work
Medicine water molecules to map connections that are involved in emotion and and eco-systems, (REF 2014)
between different regions of the reward processing. These results neuroscience, and
brain. Evidence from my research urge for future longitudinal studies in
revealed novel results which show PD that would help separate nerve
that movement related nerve degeneration from compensation
connections in PD can exhibit effects. This would help to
adaptive efforts to compensate
neurodegeneration while
understand disease progression
which would further help provide
nonmovement related connections effective treatments. Whilst studying for my undergraduate degree at Cardiff, Prof. Lynne Boddys lectures
show neurodegeneration. enthused me about wood-decay fungi so when a PhD project came up on the topic,
I jumped at the chance! Cardiff University is a great place to do a PhD, as theres lots
The photograph on this page is part of the exhibition Images of Research, an event of interesting research going on in the department and a lively sense of community
showcasing the amazing work of our doctoral researchers. Doctoral researchers from amongst the postgraduates. Ive had opportunities to learn a lot of techniques and
across the University were invited to submit an image which encapsulates their research. travel to interesting places, with plenty of fun along the way!
Attendees to the exhibition were given the opportunity to view the images, speak to the
researchers, and learn more about the fascinating projects being undertaken. Sarah PhD Biosciences

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Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact Biosciences English language PhD: 3-4 years FT, 7 years PT
MRes IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each sub-score). MD: 2 years FT, 5 years PT
You will ideally have a minimum IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in sub-scores). See e: dentalpgadmissions See page 23 for additional
2:2 undergraduate degree in page 23 for additional information. The Master of Research (MRes) MPhil: 1-2 years FT, 5 years PT
a relevant discipline and may t: +44 (0)29 2074 4251 in Biosciences is a one-year Intake: January, April, July,
come from either a biosciences programme designed to provide Contact:
or clinical background. a valuable postgraduate Ms Eleanor Breeze
e: Research areas: Molecular
qualification that enables
t: +44 (0)29 2087 5278 Biosciences; Neuroscience;
individuals to further develop a
Organisms and Environment;
Tissue Engineering Students on the MSc programme MSc: 1 year FT broad range of research skills.
have the opportunity to Entry requirements: Suitable Past course participants have Biosciences
The MSc programme is currently Entry requirements: A 1st or 2:1
in its 11th year. It is one of the
attend many different clinical for life sciences and clinical progressed in academia, industry, PhD, MD, MPhil
attachments, and visit local medical and other institutions UK honours degree or equivalent
few programmes which accepts graduates interested in acquiring Our research spans the full range
companies developing stem cell as laboratory, field and database is usually required. MSc/MPhil
students who are clinically multidisciplinary skills in an of biological sciences, from single
and other relevant therapies for researchers. As well as scientific for PhD programme. Suitable for
qualified (BDS, MBBS) and non- expanding area of biomedical cell to whole organism, covering
clinical use. To date, 95% of our and empirical training, the course graduates in biological and related
clinically qualified (BSc), providing research. a wide variety of topics including
graduates develop careers in also provides opportunities sciences, including anatomy,
a unique teaching and learning the molecular mechanisms of
areas highly relevant to the MSc. to develop presentation and physiology and pathology, aural
environment. life and disease, neuroscience,
organisational skills transferable and oral sciences, biomedical
engineering living systems and
to many general employment sciences, biology, chemistry,
ecosystems. We aim to address
opportunities. Research projects computer science and informatics,
the major global challenges
may be undertaken in the forensic science, genetics,
of our time - such as the ever-
laboratories of internationally- medicine, neuroscience,
increasing demands on healthcare
renowned scientists within the optometry and vision sciences,
and global resources, and the
School of Biosciences, the College mathematics and statistics,
impact of climate change on
of Biomedical and Life Sciences, pharmacology, psychology, sport
ecosystems across the world -
the Neuroscience and Mental sciences and zoology.
delivering new solutions that have
Health Research Institute or major economic, societal and English language
the European Cancer Stem Cell environmental impact. IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each sub-score).
Research Institute. See page 23 for additional
The School enjoys an international
We provide a dynamic research MRes: 1 year FT information.
We offer in-depth training in Tissue Engineering, including stem cell reputation for research excellence
and learning environment with Contact:
biology, biomaterials and tissue/organ engineering modern, state-of-the-art facilities Intake: September and takes a lead role in several
of the Universitys innovative Education Office
Research areas: Molecular e:
Biosciences; Neuroscience; research institutes which offer
exciting teaching and research t: +44 (0)29 2087 5243
Organisms and Environment;
Biomedicine. opportunities in the fields of
cancer, water and eco-systems,
Entry requirements: The neuroscience, and sustainability.
equivalent of an undergraduate
degree at level 2:2 (or higher) in Through our world-leading
a relevant biological, biomedical research and innovative
or bio-molecular science teaching, we inspire and train
subject. Applications will also new generations, equipping
be considered from candidates our graduates with the skills,
who have a minimum of 5 years knowledge and understanding
relevant commercial experience needed to contribute to research,
who only wish to undertake stage the knowledge-based economy,
1 of the programme (postgraduate and wider society.

The Sir Martin Evans Building (School of Biosciences)

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Dentistry Postgraduate Taught
English language minimum IELTS score of 6.5 Contact
For clinical taught programmes overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in e: dentalpgadmissions
we require a minimum IELTS each of the four sub-scores) or
score of 7 overall (with a equivalent qualification.
t: +44 (0)29 2074 4251
minimum score of 6 in each See page 23 for additional
of the four sub-scores) or information.
For non-clinical taught
programmes we require a

Clinical Dentistry Oral Biology Entry requirements: Home

student: BDS, Full GDC
(Endodontology/ Oral and Dental disease is a
registration, MJDF/MFDS/FD.
worldwide problem, often leading
Prosthodontics) to loss of quality of life. This Overseas: BDS or equivalent, Part
The MClin Dent Programmes course offers in-depth knowledge 1 and/or Part 2 MJDF/MFDS/FD,
in Endodontology and of Oral Biology, including disease MOrth.
Prosthodontics are three year mechanisms, understanding of
full-time specialist training the complex interplay between Tissue Engineering
programmes that develop the host and microorganisms driving The MSc programme is currently
advanced clinical skills, to enable pathology, as well as current in its 11th year. One of the few
students to become specialists approaches to tissue repair programmes which accepts
in their chosen field of either and regeneration. Dental, Basic students who are clinically
The School of Dentistry has a reputation for excellence Endodontology or Prosthodontics. Science or Applied Science qualified (BDS, MBBS) and non-
in teaching, research and clinical care, with a history of MClinDent: 3 years FT graduates with the desire to
become future leaders in teaching
clinically qualified (BSc), providing
Entry requirements: Primary a unique teaching and learning
postgraduate education dating back over 40 years. Dental Qualification - BDS/DDS or or research in dental schools are environment.
equivalent; open to International ideally suited for this programme.
Students on the MSc programme
Students only. Minimum of two You will additionally gain hands-on
have the opportunity to
years clinical experience post laboratory research experience,
attend many different clinical
qualification. leading to a dissertation.
attachments and visit local
2.2 million Ranked 1st in its Unit 92% overall student MSc: 1 year FT companies developing stem cell
state-of-the-art of Assessment in the satisfaction in the Implantology Entry requirements: Applicants and other relevant therapies for
Dental Simulation most recent Research 2015 Postgraduate Our course is an academic and should possess a minimum clinical use. To date, 95% of our
Suite housing 80 Excellence Framework Research Experience clinical programme leading to the 2nd class honours degree (or graduates developed careers in
units opened on (REF) Survey award of an MSc/Postgraduate equivalent). Clinical dental areas highly relevant to the MSc.
1 December 2016 Diploma in Implantology. In (BDS, MBBS, BSc therapy and MSc: 1 year FT
this programme, students treat hygiene) or biology, biochemistry,
Entry requirements: Applicants
patients provided for them under biomedical engineering or medical
are required to have a minimum
expert supervision. Students have (MD) or bhemistry or pharmacy.
2:2 undergraduate degree in
the opportunity to participate in relevant discipline and may
CardiffConnected the full spectrum of contemporary Orthodontics come from either a biosciences
implant practice, where all forms The course equips students with or clinical background. Suitable
During my time at Cardiff University, I felt that the dedication the lecturers have of bone and soft-tissue grafting the skills needed to perform for life sciences and clinical
towards us as students and their passion about their taught subjects is infectious, are undertaken. as a competent specialist in graduates interested in acquiring
very inspiring and has made a huge impact on me as a dentist. There is a positive
MSc: 1 year FT Orthodontics, with focus on the multidisciplinary skills in the
culture, not only to promote excellence in teaching and learning, but towards student
PgDip: 2 years PT clinical, theoretical and research expanding area of biomedical
wellbeing as well. This is evident throughout the University including professors,
areas required for provision of research.
clinical and administrative staff as well as everyone concerned. Studying here has Entry requirements: A minimum
appropriate patient care.
been the best decision I have made and has definitely been worthwhile. 2:2 Bachelor of Dental Surgery
(or equivalent). 2 years clinical MScD: 3 years FT
Ammar MClin Dent Endodontology experience required.

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Healthcare Sciences
Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact
Healthcare Sciences
Honours degree at 2:1 or above For non-clinical research Postgraduate Admissions
or equivalent (students with a programmes we require a e: dentalpgadmissions
2:2 and an MSc qualify). minimum IELTS score of 6.5
overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in t: +44 (0)29 2074 4251
Science graduates: Biology,
each of the four sub-scores) or
Chemistry, Pharmacy.
equivalent qualification.
Dental/Medical graduates: BDS, For clinical research programmes
MBBS or equivalent. we require a minimum IELTS score
of 7 overall (with a minimum
score of 6 in each of the four sub-
scores) or equivalent.
See page 23 for additional

Dentistry have excellent future career PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT
prospects and often go on to MPhil: 1 year FT
We provide internationally
work in biomedical industry
competitive research projects Intake: January, April, July,
or academia. We welcome
mainly in Oral and Biomedical October
applications from highly motivated
Sciences, as well as Dental Research areas: Oral and
biomedical science or dental/
Sciences with the latter focusing Biomedical Sciences; Microbial
medical graduates to study for a
on applied Clinical and Public Diseases; Applied Clinical
PhD or MPhil degree.
Health Research. Our graduates Research and Public Health.
The School of Healthcare Sciences is a leading provider of
postgraduate education in healthcare.

In the 2014 Research 100% of our Students benefit from

Excellence Framework, submitted research state-of-the-art
our research in Allied was rated at least of clinical and research
Health Professions, international standard facilities and dedicated
Dentistry, Nursing and with 94% classed postgraduate study
Pharmacy was ranked as internationally spaces
4th in the UK for excellent or world-
quality leading

I grew to love Cardiff and the University when I earned my MSc in Wound Healing
and Tissue Integrity. I originally came to the University because that course of study
is unique and is globally recognised. When I decided to study for my doctorate it
was only natural that I select Cardiff as my academic choice. Its been in one word,
brilliant. I found the programme was flexible and adaptable to my needs. I study at a
distance and there is a wealth of opportunities provided at the University.

Cindy Professional Doctorate student from USA

MSc student during their stage 2 laboratory research project

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Healthcare Sciences
Postgraduate Taught Community Health Managing Care in Occupational Therapy
Studies (SPQ) Perioperative and This course, aimed at qualified
occupational therapists, aims
Entry requirements English language Contact This MSc programme aims Anaesthesia Practice to develop your evaluative,
An undergraduate degree in a IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub-score). e: hcarepgtadmissions to prepare you for work in a This specialist programme
complex and dynamic community critical thinking and problem-
relevant discipline, please see See page 23 for additional has been designed to provide solving skills, and to increase
individual programmes for detail. information. setting. Successful completion students with the knowledge
t: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 your practical and theoretical
leads to the award of the NMC and understanding to work at an
recordable Specialist Practitioner knowledge of occupational
advanced level, managing patient therapy. These skills can prepare
Qualification, in either District or care within the perioperative you for advanced clinical or
Advanced Clinical and analyse the changing needs Advanced Practice (Non- Practice Nursing. and anaesthetic environment. managerial roles, or they can
of professional and clinical
Practice practice and develop the skills to Medical Prescribing) MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT Students will gain a critical help you progress to a career in
PgDip: 3 years PT appreciation of current and research.
This innovative MSc in Advanced deliver specialist areas of care. This part-time Masters
emerging evidence and reflect
Clinical Practice, developed in level course is designed to MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
collaboration with health care
The Advanced Practice
prepare nurses, midwives, Image Appreciation upon professional, clinical, policy
programme offers both generic and management issues. Many
professionals, is designed and specialist pathways, providing physiotherapists, podiatrists The Image Appreciation
theory aspects of the course are
to prepare clinicians from and radiographers to practise as programme, approved by This MSc course is for qualified
you with the opportunity to contextualised through the use of
a variety of professions to Non-Medical Prescribers, meeting the Society and College of physiotherapists, and aims to
explore your specialist areas of the operating theatre clinical skills
undertake advanced practice standards set by the Nursing and Radiographers, offers knowledge develop valuable skills that
practice, and obtain a relevant suite, enabling learning in a safe
roles. Increasingly, advanced Midwifery Council (NMC), Royal and expertise to enable qualified will help you advance in the
named degree within the MSc in environment.
practitioners in nursing, midwifery Pharmaceutical Society of Great healthcare professionals to carry profession.
Advanced Practice programme. MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
and allied health professions Britain (RPSGB), and the Health out clinical image appreciation,
MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT acting as autonomous Developments within the Allied
have to be prepared both and Care Professions Council
academically and clinically to (HCPC). professionals. Occupational Therapy Health Professions, such as the
deliver complex care traditionally
Advanced Practice PgDip: 2 years PT (pre-registration)
emergence of clinical specialists,
MSc: 4 years PT extended scope practitioners
delivered by doctors. This course (Community Health PgCert: 1 year PT This two-year full-time course is and consultant therapists, have
PgCert: 24 weeks PT
aims to extend your competence Studies) aimed at those who already hold created a need for the acquisition
to advanced practitioner level
through education, clinical The MSc Advanced Practice Clinical Photography a degree and wish to pursue a of advanced knowledge and skills.
(Community Health Studies) The programme offers practising career in occupational therapy. By
experience and support. MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
course aims to offer a flexible and photographers working in a completing the course, you will be
MSc: 4 years PT eligible to register with the Health Entry requirements: A degree
innovative educational opportunity healthcare setting the opportunity
and Care Professions Council in physiotherapy (UK diploma or
PgCert: 2 years PT to professionals working within to extend their knowledge and
(HCPC). equivalent in physiotherapy). Only
Entry requirements: Current community health and social care understanding of the profession qualified physiotherapists are
registration with the relevant settings, in order to develop and and the context in which it is PgDip: 2 years FT
eligible to apply.
professional/regulatory body. enhance practice. practised. Through a combination Entry requirements: 2:2 in any
An undergraduate honours degree MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT of theoretical and practical based undergraduate degree.
or equivalent. assignments, students advance

Extensive experience within

Advanced Practice their photographic skills and
critical thinking through evidence-
the specialised area of clinical (Education for Health based, reflective practice.
practice, demonstrating abilities in Professionals) Distance learning:
clinical, research, leadership and
The Advanced Practice Education PgCert: 14 months PT
management fields, which would
for Health Professionals
normally be achieved through at Entry requirements: An honours
programme offers two routes
least five years post-registration degree in photography or relevant
(Nursing and Midwifery Council
clinical practice. media related subject, which has
(NMC) and non NMC) which
a concentration on photography,
focuses on evidence-based
Advanced Practice approaches to facilitating learning,
or a minimum of two years
The MSc Advanced Practice relevant work experience, which
teaching, inter-professional
programme focuses on your must be in accordance with the
learning and quality assurance
personal development as a programme regulations.
in higher education and clinical
professional leading, managing practice.
and developing advanced practice
MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
roles and models of care delivery.
It offers the opportunity to explore PgCert: 1 year FT, 3 years PT Postgraduate students in the Research Centre for Clinical Kinesiology (RCCK), T Dewi Sant

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Medical and

Medical and Dental Education

Radiographic Reporting Radiography in the School of PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT

Dental Education
Healthcare Sciences is accredited MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
The course is suitable for
by the Society and College of (post PgDip)
qualified diagnostic/therapeutic
Radiographers, and the skills you
radiographers and other English language: IELTS 7.0
can obtain are transferable to all
healthcare professionals with
NHS Trusts and are recognised
usually at least two years
Sports and Exercise
experience. Physiotherapy
MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
Throughout your studies, you The aims of the course are
will be immersed in all aspects
Specialist Community to develop your evaluative,
of Radiography practice (both critical thinking and problem-
practical and theoretical) that will Public Health Nursing solving skills, and to increase
help you gain invaluable skills This programme is designed to your practical and theoretical
that you will use in the further prepare nurses and midwives to knowledge of sports science and
advancement of your profession. become Specialist Community injury, so that you can apply these
PgDip: 2 years PT Public Health Nurses. The skills in the further advancement
programme will lead to the of your profession.
PgCert: 1 year PT
professional award of Specialist
MSc: 18 months FT, 4 years PT
Radiography Community Public Health Nurse
(health visitor), with subsequent PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
The MSc Radiography has been registration on NMC register as
designed to provide radiographers Specialist Community Public
with advanced theoretical Health Nurse. MSc route optional
knowledge to enhance their on completion of PgDip.
clinical skills.

Postgraduate Research Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education is committed

Entry requirements English language Contact to providing excellence in clinical teaching, education and
Please see individual IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub-score). Research Office supervision for health professionals.
programme. See page 23 for additional e: hcarephdenquiries
t: +44 (0)29 2068 8588
International centre Quality programmes Focused on practical
for programmes in focusing on enhancing application with
Medical Education, the professionalisation assessment tasks
Doctor in Advanced Research areas: Adult Nursing; PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
accredited by the of clinical teachers in
Child Nursing; Mental Health MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
linked to your own
Healthcare Science and Nursing; Operating Department UK Higher Education a variety of healthcare educational practice
Intake: October
Practice Practice; Radiography; Academy and the settings
Radiotherapy; Physiotherapy; Research areas: Enhancing Academy of Medical
Our Professional Doctorate is
Occupational Therapy; Midwifery. Palliative, Emotional and
designed to meet the needs of
Supportive Care; Workforce,
practitioners working in todays Entry requirements: Masters or
Innovation and Improvement;
health service. The programme 1st or 2:1 honours degree in an
Maternal, Child and Family Health
offers a higher level of educational appropriate subject.
and Wellbeing; Optimising Health
engagement within professional
and organisational contexts, Healthcare Sciences through Activity and Lifestyles. CardiffConnected
as well as offering students an Our research programme is Entry requirements: Applicants This course has been everything I had hoped it might be: relevant; interesting; broad
opportunity to enhance their structured to give you the should normally hold a 2:1 degree and collaborative. The ability to study at a distance and flexibility to plan my own
existing responsibilities in service opportunity to undertake original or the equivalent in a field relevant learning has enabled me to use the materials and focus the assignments on topics
delivery. and independent research in to the particular project. relevant to my work. As a GP educator working in Australia, it has been great working
DAHSP: 5 years the healthcare sciences. It will alongside colleagues in other medical disciplines, in other parts of the world, learning
Intake: September enable you to make a valuable together and from each other.
contribution to knowledge and
practice within your profession. Esther PgDip Medical Education (e-learning)

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Medical and Dental Education
Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact Entry requirements English language Contact
A first degree, normally a 2:2 IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for See individual programmes. A first degree 2:1 (or above) or IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for Medical Education Team
(or above) or equivalent in a additional information. e: medicaleducation@ equivalent in a relevant subject additional information. e: medicaleducation
relevant subject area. area. A relevant masters
qualification or equivalent. t: +44 (0)29 2068 7451
Dr Michal Tombs
Medical Education Medical Education understanding of the module e:
topic, gives the opportunity and
(e-learning) The Postgraduate Diploma/MSc
time to apply new concepts and
t: +44 (0)29 2068 7431
The Postgraduate Certificate, in Medical Education will appeal
skills, and concludes by allowing
Diploma & MSc in Medical to those wishing to explore the
reflection on, and sharing of,
Education is an e-learning course, issues fundamental to effective
experiences and insights with Medical and Dental Together we support a range PhD: 3-4 years FT, 5-7 years PT
health professions education of educational research and MPhil: 1-2 years FT, min 2 years
offering build up of study credit via
in a dynamic, stimulating and
colleagues. The culmination of the Education evaluation activity in the
a three-stage, progressive course modules is a practical teaching PT
supportive setting. The Cardiff Unit for Research healthcare professions.
delivered online. project, a student-led symposium Intake: January, April, July,
The course is highly practical and Evaluation in Medical and
This distance learning programme on a contemporary issue in The programme offers students October
and is organised into a series of Dental Education (CUREMeDE)
is delivered entirely online and medical education. the opportunity to undertake
modules followed by a dissertation is a collaborative development Research areas: Learning and
has been established since 2008. a sustained and independent
MSc: 1 year FT, 2-3 years PT between the School of Social Teaching in Clinical Education;
The course is organised into a component. Modules usually research project, pursued at the
last two days each, followed by PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Sciences and Postgraduate Curriculum Innovation; Technology
series of modules that involve highest level, as MPhil or Doctoral
a period of independent study. Contact: Medical and Dental Education. Enhanced Learning.
interactive activities delivered candidates.
The first session of each two-day Sarah Howell
within an online environment.
unit is a synthesis of the previous e:
These activities are conducted
module and the independent t: +44 (0)29 2068 7449
within groups, each one facilitated
by an online tutor. This affords an study period. This three stage
opportunity to explore the module process develops and clarifies
topic through discussion and
clarification of understanding and
also gives the opportunity and
time to apply new learning through
the online discussions, tasks,
wikis and assignments. Through
this there is ample time to reflect
on own practise and to share
experiences and new insights
with colleagues. This is a truly
interactive online programme.
Distance learning:
MSc: 3 years PT
PgDip: 2 years PT
PgCert: 1 year PT
James Moore
t: +44 (0)29 2068 7436

E-learning Medical Education A tutorial on the Cardiff based Medical Education course

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Medicine Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
2:2 or equivalent qualification/ 6.5 in IELTS (with 5.5 in all PGT Admissions Team
experience in medicine, sub-scores) or equivalent e: pgtmedadmissions
healthcare, or relevant cognate evidence/experience, unless
subject, unless otherwise stated. otherwise stated. See page 23 for t: +44 (0)29 2068 7214
additional information. +44 (0)29 2068 8752
+44 (0)29 2068 8580

Advanced Surgical Bioinformatics Entry requirements: 2:2

or equivalent qualification/
Practice The programme aims to provide a
experience in bioscience,
This programme is for those who platform to explore, analyse and
computing, mathematics/
wish to specialise in the field of interpret contemporary biological
statistics, or relevant cognate
surgical and perioperative care. data with a focus on genomic
It aims to offer knowledge and bioinformatics.
English language: English
expertise to provide a transition It will allow development of
language: 6.5 in IELTS (with 6.5 in
between theory and your own key skills for the analysis of
all sub-scores) or equivalent.
clinical practice, with an emphasis genomics data, including data
on the general principles of from next generation sequencing
Clinical Dermatology
surgical practice rather than technologies. Additional skills
around emerging omics, including This programme offers a
on the management of specific
metabolomics and proteomics, structured education in
will also be developed. dermatology and gives a firm
Distance learning: grounding in the fundamentals
MSc: 2 years PT MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
of clinical and scientific
The School of Medicine has a long-standing record of Entry requirements: 2:2 dermatology. It gives priority
or equivalent qualification/
world-class research and educational innovation. Ageing Health and experience in bioscience,
to clinical instruction, but also
emphasises the scientific content
Disease computing, mathematics/ of dermatology.
statistics, or relevant cognate
We are one of the Ranked 8th in UoA 1 Our postgraduate This programme offers the MSc: 1 year FT
largest medical (Clinical Medicine) in taught programmes opportunity to explore the complex Entry requirements: 2:2
health and social needs of older English language: 6.5 in IELTS
research and teaching REF 2014, with 80% are highly vocational, equivalent in medicine.
people living in todays society. (with 6.5 in all sub-scores) or
centres in the UK of our research in this and are focused on equivalent. English language: 7.0 in IELTS
It aims to provide key biological, (with 7.0 in all sub-scores) or
UoA being deemed enhancing careers, social, ethical, demographic,
outstanding for its improving employability, Bioinformatics and equivalent.
economic and psycho-social
impact in terms of its and increasing the aspects of ageing, together with Genetic Epidemiology Critical Care
reach and significance knowledge base of an assessment of their relevance The programme aims to provide a This programme is for those
healthcare professionals and the implications for work platform to explore, analyse and who wish to specialise in acute
with older people. In addition, you interpret contemporary biological critical care, and those who teach
will develop an understanding of data, with a focus in genetic within such settings. It explores
CardiffConnected some of the common physical and
mental illnesses encountered in
epidemiology. the management of critically
It will allow development of ill patients, and allows you to
Studying the MSc Clinical Dermatology allowed me to bolster my understanding older individuals. key skills for the analysis of examine in-depth issues related to
of dermatological conditions as well as witness their management first hand. My MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT genomics data for gene discovery, current practice of the critically ill
dissertation expanded on my interest in Traction Alopecia and gave me experience writing including genomewide association patient. It provides opportunities
academically. The course is truly international and I now have dermatology colleagues studies (GWAS) and post-GWAS to explore critical care as a
across the globe. Since graduation, I have worked in dermatology clinics in London, applications, such as gene-set and multidimensional phenomenon.
submitted an article for academic publication, and was even invited back as a Clinical polygenic genetic epidemiology. Distance learning:
Lecturer at Cardiff University. The latter has given me invaluable teaching experience.
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT MSc: 2 years PT
Christiana MSc Clinical Dermatology

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Diabetes provides advanced knowledge, Occupational Health multidimensional phenomenon depth knowledge of the field of It aims to not only provide the
understanding, and skills in the managed through multidisciplinary psychiatry and its practice. very latest practical and factual
This programme is for those
rapidly evolving fields of medical
(Policy and Practice) initiatives. knowledge, but also to encourage
who have an interest in diabetes Distance learning:
diagnostics, therapeutics, medical This is a programme for those with critical thinking to enable an
and diabetes-related issues. It Distance learning: MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
device development, and in the responsibility for the health and approach to therapeutic problem-
aims to develop competence in MSc: 2 years PT
safety of employees. solving, which will be of lasting
the diagnosis, treatment, and management of clinical trials and Public Health
clinical innovation projects. It offers knowledge and expertise Palliative Medicine value in dealing with future
decision-making in the care This programme aims to provide
in the science underpinning advances in therapy.
of persons with diabetes and Distance learning:
occupational health and safety.
for Health Care knowledge to quantitatively
develop leadership and evaluation and qualitatively assess the Distance learning:
PgCert: 1 year PT Professionals
skills in the delivery of care. It aims to provide understanding, PgCert: 1 year PT
PgDip: 2 years PT populations health and health
analysis and application of This programme is designed for PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Distance learning: MSc: 1 year PT (post-PgDip) needs, including the determinants
the role of occupational health those wishing to advance their
PgDip: 2 years PT and status of health and MSc: 1 year PT (Post-PgDip)
Entry requirements: 2:2 practitioners and the analysis of knowledge of the management wellbeing and development of
MSc: 1 year PT (post-PgDip) in medicine, healthcare, their effectiveness in practice, and
the management of occupational
of patients with non-curable and effective action, and critically Wound Healing and
bioinformatics, biosciences, terminal illness. assess the evidence relating
Genetic and Genomic biomedical/medical sciences, health issues including Tissue Repair
It aims to support healthcare to the effectiveness of health
Counselling engineering, computing, or psychological, sociological and
professionals to develop, share, and healthcare interventions, This interdisciplinary programme
relevant cognate subject. philosophical perspectives, offers an opportunity to explore
This programme is for those and extend their knowledge, programmes and services.
which may affect management and analyse existing and
interested in the clinical understanding, and application
application of advances in human
Medical Toxicology strategies and impinge on the role
of evidence-based medicine,
MPH: 1 year FT, 2 years PT developing theories and concepts
This distance learning programme of specialist practitioners. Entry requirements: 2:1 or that underpin wound healing
genetics and genomics so that best practice, and governance
is for doctors, pharmacists and Distance learning: equivalent in a related discipline, and tissue repair, facilitating
they can provide and critically frameworks in palliative care,
other scientists who wish to medicine, healthcare. professional and personal growth.
evaluate genetic and genomic MSc: 3 years PT appropriate to their own
counselling services. develop a broad understanding of professional settings. It aims to provide well-rounded
the principles underlying medical Pain Management Therapeutics knowledge of wound care with
It aims to provide a thorough Distance learning:
toxicology. This programme is for those emphasis on preventative and pro-
grounding in human genomics, (Primary and MSc: 3 years PT who wish to further develop
genetics, genetic analysis and It aims to give an understanding active care as well as the financial,
Community Care) their knowledge of the evidence- legal, ethical, and moral issues
bioinformatics, in communication of the mechanisms by which drugs
This is a programme for those
Practical Dermatology based management of commonly
and counselling skills, and in the and other chemicals produce toxic involved in the delivery of wound
who have an interest in, or want This is a highly interactive encountered medical conditions, care worldwide.
skills required for you to work as effects and how these can be
to specialise in, the field of pain programme for doctors who want gain confidence in their ability
part of a multi-disciplinary team predicted, treated and, whenever Distance learning:
management, within the area of a sound understanding of skin to prescribe (or not prescribe)
providing genetic and genomic possible, prevented. MSc: 3 years PT
Primary and Community Care. disease, as it presents in practice. appropriately, and increase
counselling for families. Distance learning: It will help enable GPs and family understanding and confidence in
Distance learning: PgCert: 1 year PT It aims to develop knowledge to an
practitioners to successfully working closely with prescribers
advanced level and how this fits
MSc: 3 years PT PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT manage dermatological problems from other professions.
into interprofessional practice and
Entry requirements: 2:1 in MSc: 1 year PT (post-PgDip) in patients.
pain management as a whole.
medicine, healthcare, biological/ The MSc stage is designed
biomedical/medical science or Neonatal Medicine Distance learning:
specifically for those who have
equivalent science, social science, This programme is for those who PgCert: 1 year PT completed the PgDip and wish to
psychology, or relevant cognate are involved in the multidisciplinary PgDip: 1 year PT (post-PgCert) pursue further studies in this field.
subject. care of neonates and very young MSc: 1 year PT (post-PgDip) Distance learning:
English language: 7.0 in IELTS children. It aims to provide training PgDip: 1 year FT
(with 6.5 in all sub-scores) or and education in the identification, Pain Management
MSc: 1 year PT (post-PgDip)
equivalent. critical appraisal, planning, and This is a programme for those who
implementation of more effective want to specialise in the field of Entry requirements: 2:2
equivalent in medicine.
Medical Research and treatments, based on a sound pain management. It is also aimed
knowledge of relevant research at educationalists, to provide
Innovation evidence, clinical practice, the appropriate knowledge and
This programme aims to provide anatomy, and pathophysiology. expertise on pain, to teach others This programme is for those who
the opportunity to explore from various disciplines. have an interest in psychiatry. It
Distance learning:
and analyse the emerging aims to enable doctors to become
PgDip: 2 years PT It provides opportunities to
trends in clinical innovation. It well informed, clinically proficient
MSc: 1 year PT (post-PgDip) explore pain management as a
eclectic psychiatrists, or to give
non-medical graduates an in- Face-to-face, distance-learning, part-time or full-time options
are available

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Optometry and

Optometry and Vision Sciences

Postgraduate Research
Julie Cleaver
Clinical Neurosciences; Population
Vision Sciences
e: Entry requirements: 2:1 or
Our four-year programme t: +44 (0)29 2068 8341 equivalent in a relevant subject.
provides a broader and more
Professor John Aggleton In some cases, a medical degree
in-depth practical and theoretical
e: and/or relevant professional
grounding in neuroscience
qualifications or experience are
than conventional three-year t: +44 (0)29 2087 4563
PhD: 4 years FT
Medicine English language
The School of Medicine offers IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub-
Intake: October score) or equivalent evidence/
research degrees in the medical
Entry requirements: 1st or 2:1 in disciplines such as cancer, experience. See page 23 for
a relevant area (eg. neuroscience, immunology, infection, immunity, further information.
psychology, anatomy, physiology, neurosciences, mental health and Contact:
natural sciences). As this is population medicine. School of Medicine Research
a training doctorate, previous
PhD: 3-4 years FT, 5 years PT Degrees Office
research experience is not
essential. MD: 2 years FT, 3 years PT e:
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT t: +44 (0)29 2074 6716
English language
IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub- Intake: January, April, July,
score) or equivalent evidence/ October
experience. See page 23 for Research areas: Cancer and
further information. Genetics; Infection and Immunity;
Psychological Medicine and
We are the only optometric training department in Wales, and
one of the largest in the UK.

92% of responding We collaborate with 100% of our students

graduates in 2014/15 external institutions, were satisfied with
were in employment such as Moorfields Eye the quality of our
or further study Hospital, UCL, University postgraduate taught
six months after of Bristol and other GW4 programmes
graduation universities, as well as
Schepens Eye Research
Inst (Harvard)

Undertaking a PhD in the School was one of the most challenging yet rewarding
things I have done. The availability of advanced research technologies meant
that I gained a transferable skillset, including serial block face scanning electron
microscopy. Additionally, because of our strong international links, I was given the
opportunity to train at research labs in Japan and the USA. The breadth of lab skills
and network of colleagues I acquired have prepared me well for an academic career.

Stacy PhD in Vision Sciences

Fulfil your professional duty to keep up-to-date with your continuing professional development

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Pharmacy and

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements
BSc (Hons) Optometry, GOC
English language
IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for
Postgraduate team
Pharmaceutical Sciences
registration or equivalent additional information. e:
national qualification. t: +44 (0)29 2087 0561

Clinical Optometry Eye Care Governance specific skills and knowledge to

manage patients with glaucoma.
Our MSc in Clinical Optometry Our Postgraduate Certificate
has been designed to meet the (PgCert) in Eye Care Governance Distance learning:
continuing education and training seeks to provide those involved PgCert: 2 years PT
needs of the modern eye care in the governing of eye care
professional. in the UK with a professional
Over 30 modules provide qualification. It is aimed at those
routes for pursuing specialist who provide advice to eye care
interests and for continued commissioners or providers.
professional development, many Distance learning:
of which are accredited for the PgCert: 2 years PT
College of Optometrists Higher
Qualifications. Glaucoma
Distance learning: Our distance learning
Our School of Optometry and
MSc: 4 years PT Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)
Vision Sciences is housed in a
PgDip: 4 years PT in Glaucoma aims to help eye care state-of-the-art purpose-made
PgCert: 2 years PT professionals to develop the building We have an international reputation for our teaching and
research and we are among the leaders in clinical skills
Postgraduate Research
Our world-leading Our interdisciplinary Our award winning
Visions Sciences social science, physics, biology, Distance learning: research is ranked 4th research spans the research projects
Our PhD in Vision Sciences
biochemistry, mathematics or any MRes: 2 years PT among universities in continuum from basic include microneedle
comprises student-led research
relevant scientific discipline.
Intake: March, September the UK (REF 2014). to applied translational technology, cancer
across a wide range of disciplines, English language Research areas: Glaucoma;
Among universities science and clinical drug discovery,
from molecular and cell biology to IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for Low Vision; Acute Eye Care; with a school of practice novel antimicrobial
neuroscience and clinical studies additional information. Paediatrics; Tear Film; Visual pharmacy we rank development and
of human vision. Contact: Function; Imaging. equal 1st digital transformation
PhD: 3-4 years FT e: Entry requirements: An of residential care
Intake: January, April, July, t: +44(0)29 2087 6163 undergraduate degree in
October Optometry and Vision Sciences
Research areas: Visual
Vision Sciences or a degree in a relevant subject
neuroscience, retinal degeneration Our MRes in Vision Sciences area. CardiffConnected
and ageing, structural biophysics, programme presents an exciting English language As a practising pharmacist, the School provides the perfect platform for me to
visual rehabilitation. opportunity for students to IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for
develop research skills in any engage in forward thinking research, that is grounded by the overarching aim to
additional information.
Entry requirements: A 1st or 2:1 of our specialist areas, and to improve patient care. Whether your area of interest is pharmaceutical innovation
UK honours degree, masters Contact: or practice based care, the School provides a friendly, supportive atmosphere to
apply these to a specific area of
degree, or equivalent, is required. professional or academic interest, e: develop skills in all aspects of research.
Suitable for graduates in under the supervision of our t: +44(0)29 2087 4096
optometry, medicine, psychology, Andy PhD Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
research-active academic staff.

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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact Entry requirements English language Contact
See individual programmes. IELTS 6.5 (6.5 in each sub-score Postgraduate Admissions Team A 1st or 2:1 UK honours degree IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for The Postgraduate Research
unless stated). See page 23 for e: pgtphrmyadmissions or equivalent is required. additional information. Team
additional information. Requirements are project e:
specific but are generally t: +44 (0)29 2087 6419
suitable for graduates in
Cancer Biology and Entry requirements: Must be a Entry requirements: Degree in pharmacy, biosciences,
registered pharmacist with the biological or life sciences, or a chemistry, and related
Therapeutics General Pharmaceutical Council healthcare-related subject . disciplines.
Graduates from this course will of Great Britain or a country where
have a thorough knowledge of there is a reciprocal agreement Pharmacist Independent
cancer biology, traditional and and must be employed as a Prescribing Pharmacy and supported by a range of research PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT
targeted cancer treatments pharmacist in an accredited facilities and collaborations
and research methodologies, The School has developed Pharmaceutical Intake: January, April, July,
hospital. with industry, alongside our own
which will make them credible the programme to prepare October
English language: IELTS 6.5 pharmacists as Independent Sciences spin-out companies. The applied
Research areas: Drug
candidates to start or further their (6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all and multidisciplinary nature of
careers as cancer researchers, or Prescribers, and to meet the As one of the UKs leading Discovery, Design and Synthesis;
other sub-scores). relevant standards set by schools of pharmacy we have our work benefits from worldwide
within the related health sectors. Experimental Therapeutics
the General Pharmaceutical an active and diverse research scientific collaborations, and
and Pharmaceutical Sciences;
MSc: 1 year FT Clinical Research Council (GPhC). Furthermore, portfolio. Our research spans strategic relationships with global
Medicines Optimisation and
Entry requirements: Degree in This course is designed to this programme develops the the continuum from basic to businesses and public sector
Healthcare Outcomes.
biological or life sciences, or a advance and enhance a critical analysis and personal applied translational science bodies that enable us to see the
healthcare-related subject. career in Clinical Research in reflection skills of participants and and clinical practice, which is real-world impact of our research.
the pharmaceutical industry, furthers their lifelong professional
Clinical Pharmacy health service, contract development.
This is a part-time distance research organisations, Distance learning:
learning course for pharmacists, regulatory authorities, data STM: 7 months PT
run at 22 hospital sites in Wales management organisations and
in medical writing. It presents a Entry requirements: Minimum 2
and England. It integrates a
multidisciplinary approach and years GPhC or Pharmaceutical
traditional academic course with
develops an enhanced level Society of Northern Ireland
the students everyday practitioner
of knowledge, understanding pharmacist registration status and
role, with the aim of developing
and skills in: clinical trial equivalent appropriate patient-
vital skills and knowledge to apply
design, processes and related oriented experience. Satisfactory
to their work.
regulations; a diverse range DBS check.
The course offers an exceptionally
of therapeutic areas; drug English language: IELTS 6.5
wide variety of experiential
registrations and drug safety. (6.0 in sub-scores).
learning, with a new area every
three months for the first two Distance learning:
or three years of the course. MSc: 3 years PT
This allows you to gain a broad
experience of pharmacy, under the
guidance of a local practitioner,
trained by the University to be your
tutor. The course offers knowledge,
skills and expertise required by
a clinical pharmacist to input
optimally into patient care.
Distance learning:
MSc: 3 years PT
Blended learning:
PgDip: 2 or 3 years PT
PgCert: 1 year PT
Our postgraduate students benefit from a rich learning experience We offer a diverse range of postgraduate programmes and research opportunities

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Psychology Postgraduate Taught
Cognitive and Neuroimaging: Methods Social Science Research
Behavioural Therapies and Applications Methods (Psychology)
Two BABCP-accredited This programme aims to equip This programme provides
programmes are available for graduate students from a wide advanced training in research
mental health professionals to range of backgrounds with methods across the full range of
develop skills in effective Cognitive the methodological tools to the social sciences and meets the
Behavioural Therapies (CBT). All undertake high-level neuroimaging training requirements for ESRC
training is delivered by BABCP research. International experts PhD funding. It provides students
accredited practitioners and the teach multimodal methods and with a thorough knowledge of
content closely adheres to the applications of these methods in research design, data collection,
Department of Health competency several domains. It is excellent and the principal methods of
framework for CBT. Acquisition of preparation for students aiming to analysing social scientific data.
skills is ensured through a variety undertake a PhD in neuroimaging. MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
of teaching methods, supervised The hub of the MSc is the Cardiff PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
practice and assessed clinical University Brain Research Imaging
work. Students completing this Entry requirements: 2:1
Centre (CUBRIC), which is part of
programme have an excellent the School of Psychology at Cardiff English language: IELTS 6.5 with
grounding in CBT. University. CUBRIC is one of only a minimum score of 6.5 in writing
The postgraduate diploma in a handful of research-dedicated and a minimum score of 5.5 in
CBT is available as a second centres in the world that contain each remaining sub-score. See
year, following on from the multiple neuroimaging techniques page 23 for additional information.
postgraduate certificate, and in one building: Magnetic Contact: Social Science Research
enables health staff to develop Resonance Imaging (MRI), Methods Administrator
With acknowledged excellence in research and teaching, and further competence in high Magnetoencephalography (MEG), e:
intensity CBT. Students completing Electroencephalography (EEG) and
being one of the largest psychology departments in the UK, this programme have a high-level Trans-cranial Stimulation (TMS/
we offer a range of postgraduate opportunities. of clinical skill in CBT. Participants TDCS). A key feature of this course
on the programmes work with is that you can gain hands-on
adults, children, and older adults experience using all of these
Ranked 2nd in Psychology was ranked Cardiff University Brain in a wide range of settings. techniques.
the UK, confirming 43rd in the QS World Research Imaging Accreditation by BABCP ensures MSc: 1 year FT
our position as a University Rankings by Centre is one of an excellent standard of training. Entry requirements: 2:1. Subjects
world-leading centre Subject 2017 and has Europes top facilities Some further criteria would have include (but are not restricted
of excellence for appeared in the top 50 for brain imaging, to be met for full practitioner to) physics, mathematics,
Psychology, Psychiatry for the last four years bringing together world- accreditation with BABCP. engineering, biology, neuroscience
and Neuroscience leading expertise in PgDip: 2 years PT or psychology based subjects.
(REF 2014) brain mapping with the PgCert: 1 year PT English language: IELTS 7.0
latest in brain imaging Entry requirements: Applicants sub-scores 7 minimum. See page
and brain stimulation are expected to be graduates 23 for additional information.
with a core profession in mental Contact:
health. e:

CardiffConnected English language: IELTS 6.5. See

page 23 for additional information.
t: +44 (0)29 2068 8815

My time at Cardiff University has been a fantastic experience. Arriving from Canada Contact: CBT Admissions
in April of 2013, my dissertation evolved considerably as I developed crucial research e:
skills. I was also afforded the opportunity to take on a large teaching load; something
t: +44 (0)29 2087 0360
that I thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, Cardiff has provided me with all the skills I need
going forward.

Jonathan PhD Psychology

The School of Psychology

106 Biomedical and Life Sciences 107

Postgraduate Research
Educational Psychology Contact: Psychology
Doctorate in Educational
The aim of the full-time The School of Psychology is an
Psychology Enquiries
Professional Training Doctorate excellent environment in which
in Educational Psychology e: to do research. We welcome
Programme is to offer knowledge t: +44 (0)29 2087 5393 applications from students
and expertise for a career as an interested in researching for a PhD
educational psychologist (EP), via Clinical Psychology in a number of areas.
doctorate-level study. Trainees The DClinPsy programme is a PhD: 3 years FT, PT opportunities
develop academic, professional full-time three year professional available
and research skills over the doctorate, leading to the award MPhil: 1 year FT, PT opportunities
course of the three years of study. of Doctor of Clinical Psychology available
Completion of the programme validated by Cardiff University
Intake: January, April, July,
confers eligibility to apply for and is the basis for registration
registration as an educational with the UK Health and Care
psychologist with the Health and Professions Council. Trainees Research areas: Cognitive
Care Professions Council (HCPC) are full-time salaried NHS Science; Developmental and
and to the British Psychological employees of Cardiff and Vale Health Psychology; Neuroscience;
Society (BPS) for Chartered EP University Health Board (UHB) and Social and Environmental
status. postgraduate research students at Psychology.

Physical Sciences
DEdPsy: 3 years FT Cardiff University. Entry requirements: At least a 2:1
DClinPsy: 3 years FT or equivalent. Psychology or in a
Intake: September
related discipline. A postgraduate
Research areas: Research Intake: October
masters degree (or equivalent)

and Engineering
Methods in Educational Research areas: Recovery from would strengthen your application,
Psychology; Processes and Stroke; Spinal Injury; Post- but is certainly not a requirement.
Methods of Assessment; The traumatic Growth; Recovery from
English language: IELTS 7.0
Psychology of Learning: Managing Psychosis; Autism; Intellectual
(sub-scores 6.5). See page 23 for
Change; The Psychology of Disability Syndromes.
additional information.
Behaviour: Managing Change; Entry requirements: BPS
Understanding and Working Contact:
Graduate Basis of Registration
Clair Southard
with Systems, Organisations
and Groups: Managing Change;
(GBR) or equivalent.
e: The Beautiful Side Is pollution always bad? Many would
say yes, especially when referring
In this particular image a river in
New Zealand has been polluted
English language: All applications
The Role of the Educational
must be proficient in written and
t: +44 (0)29 2087 5381 of Pollution to anthropogenic climate change, with iron sludge, which has caused
Psychologist: Managing Change. Professor Tom Freeman however there are instances where the river to lose all of its living
spoken English. See page 23 for
Entry requirements: e: Alex Sutton pollution has actually benefited an organisms, but created a stunning
additional information. area. piece of scenery that would not
A qualification in psychology which Engineering
Contact: t: +44 (0)29 2087 5381 have existed without anthropogenic
confers eligibility for the Graduate For instance many artists have
DClinPsy Main Office pollution. So I ask you again, is
Basis for Chartered Membership been inspired by the copper mine in
e: pollution always bad?
(GBC) of the British Psychological Anglesey, and tourists have flocked
Society (BPS), usually by the to the Blue Lagoon in Derbyshire,
December preceding the start of t: +44 (0)29 2087 0582 which is highly toxic but has
the programme. For applications: attracted many holidaymakers to the area, thereby supporting the local
English language: IELTS 7.5
(sub-scores 7.5). See page 23 for
additional information.

The photograph on this page is part of the exhibition Images of Research, an event
showcasing the amazing work of our doctoral researchers. Doctoral researchers from
across the University were invited to submit an image which encapsulates their research.
Attendees to the exhibition were given the opportunity to view the images, speak to the
researchers, and learn more about the fascinating projects being undertaken.

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Architecture Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
Please see individual IELTS 6.5 unless stated. See page Unless other wise stated, contact
programmes. 23 for additional information. Carys Meredith
t: +44 (0)29 2087 9693

Architectural Design Entry requirements: Welsh School Entry requirements: To apply

of Architecture graduates must for this course we require you to
This one year full-time MA in
normally have our degree of BSc hold the qualifications prescribed
Architectural Design is aimed
in Architectural Studies with at by the Architects Registration
at students who are looking for
least a 2:2 honours classification Board (ARB) at Part 1 and Part
a rich, engaging and design-
and a mark of 55% or higher in 2, plus a minimum of 12 months
focused postgraduate programme,
design modules. professional experience compliant
but do not wish to qualify as a
If you are entering from another with ARB requirements.
UK registered architect. In the
programme, we will focus on using School, you would normally need Occasionally we may waive this
design-led research to inform your at least a 2:1 class degree or criteria in cases where candidates
learning and investigation. You equivalent qualification, which are in the process of having non-
will develop your existing design carries exemption from the Part 1 compliant qualifications approved
of the RIBA. In all cases, a strong by ARB and/or are sitting the ARB
The Welsh School of Architecture is one of the top-ranked skills by focusing on how design
design portfolio is a requisite. Prescribed Examination.
thinking might address current
schools of architecture in the UK. Through our research and global challenges. You will explore Contact: Candidates who are not intending
teaching we seek to create a built environment that enhances problems by making and testing
design propositions, introducing
Architecture Admissions
to become registered architects,
or who are already registered, are
peoples lives, without destroying the planet for future and developing established e: advised to consider the Master of
knowledge, as and when required. Design Administration degree.
generations. MA: 1 year FT
t: +44 (0)29 2087 5963
English language: IELTS 7.0
Entry requirements: 2:1 Architecture:
minimum with strong performance Professional Practice
We provide a vibrant Our record of We were ranked in design project work. In this programme, students will
collaborative teaching excellence top for research acquire an in-depth understanding
environment with is reflected in the impact in the field of Architectural Studies of the legal and economic aspects
people from diverse popularity of our architecture and the Our MArch is a two year of architectural practice and
national, cultural courses and our built environment in programme. It is unique in that construction procurement, and
in the first year of study, you will the related skills necessary to
and professional position in key league the 2014 Research predominantly be based in an practice effectively on entry into
backgrounds and a tables Excellence Framework architectural practice, undertaking the architectural profession.
strong studio culture a combination of practice-based
The programme is designed to
and academic work. Throughout
be undertaken whilst in full-
the course, we explore the full
time employment within an
CardiffConnected range of skills required to be
an architect and enable you
architectural practice or related
construction industry organisation.
Apart from my passion for research, I decided to undertake the degree due to the career to develop your personal and
It is taught by blended learning
flexibility options it provides. While undergoing the process of applying for a PhD, the professional experience. We
methods using the internet, and
wonderful help and advice from my potential supervisor further encouraged me to study build on and extend your existing
supplemented by short Cardiff-
here. I am glad I came here because the experience has been wonderful (though not knowledge, to include the design
based courses.
without its challenges!). The highlight of my experience as a research student was being of more complex buildings and the
demands of urban design. Blended learning:
selected (with seven others) to represent the University at a competition. I came here with
PgDip: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
a lot of expectations; I havent been disappointed. MArch: 2 years FT with sandwich
year Bute Building, home of the
Feyikemi PhD Architecture Welsh School of Architecture

110 Physical Sciences and Engineering 111

Building Diagnostics strategies for the effective building Master of Design been identified internationally Sustainable Urban Design
operation. Applicants should by ICOMOS as the critical
for Energy and normally hold a 1st or 2nd class Administration future direction of conservation Mega-Buildings Urban Design lies at the
intersection of several disciplines,
Environmental honours degree in a relevant The MDA aims to equip students education. Until recently, large buildings
areas of practice and knowledge.
subject area or have appropriate with the expertise necessary for have been viewed as mega-scale
Performance the successful administration
The course seeks to attract a
energy consumers with little To facilitate the integration
professional experience. broad range of students with
Our MSc Building Diagnostics and management of the design regard for sustainable design and of a range of expertise and
for Energy and Environmental Contact: varied levels of experience in perspectives, the teaching of
Dr Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster process in the procurement of professional practice. Being performance. However, this is
Performance aims to give buildings. It is intended to fulfil the changing, with a new generation urban design at Cardiff University
students a solid foundation in e: both RIBA approved and IHBC involves a collaboration between
growing need for experts in design accredited, it launches new career of mega-buildings that have been
the evaluation of the operational t: +44 (0)29 2087 0643 management, working within designed with energy conservation the Welsh School of Architecture
performance of buildings for possibilities. and the School of Geography
consultancies, or in contracting or and sustainability as their principal
energy and environmental Environmental Design of specialist contractor firms, or in MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT criteria. This programme focuses on and Planning, both of which are
aspects. The programme will Buildings client bodies. The course is taught Entry requirements: Candidates principles of sustainable planning ranked among the top 50 in the
focus on improving the energy by blended learning methods must satisfy the requirements and design of mega buildings, and world. The MA Urban Design
With governments and the public encompasses theory, design
and environmental performance using the internet, supplemented of the Cardiff University General aims to train students to respond
becoming increasingly aware and research, emphasising the
of existing buildings through by short Cardiff-based courses. Entrance Requirement and, in to the environmental challenges
of dwindling global resources development of critical thinking
a better understanding of addition, will normally possess associated with these buildings.
and interested in sustainability Blended learning: skills for creative, contextual
how to diagnose problems in an initial degree in the discipline Students will learn to adapt to
issues, there is a growing demand MDA: 1 year FT, 3 years PT design addressing important
these areas, and by integrating of Architecture, Surveying, shifting demands as sustainable
for professionals working in the challenges for contemporary
technical and occupant-centred Archaeology, Planning, Facilities policies are increasingly supported
approaches. It will prepare you
built environment to be well- Sustainable Building cities.
versed in sustainable design. Management, or related subjects. by the public and governments
for a future career across a range
Our MSc Environmental Design
Conservation At the discretion of the Board worldwide. MA: 1 year FT
of roles in facilities and building The course aims to be unique
of Buildings aims to develop of Studies, non-graduates MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT Entry requirements: A 1st or
management, consultancy, energy amongst schools in Britain in
knowledge and expertise in the whose relative lack of formal Entry requirements: Applicants 2nd class honours degree, or
and environmental performance two ways; firstly, the teaching
design of comfortable and healthy qualifications is compensated should normally hold a first or equivalent, in an appropriate
assessment and research. offers a design-based iterative
environments in and around for by their relevant work 2nd class honours degree or subject is usually required. We
MSc: 1 year FT buildings, regardless of climate, element, thereby testing the experience may also be admitted welcome applications from
have appropriate professional
Entry requirements: This and with due regard to sustainable formulation of informed decisions. to candidature, provided the those with degrees in design,
experience. Applicants should
course is suitable for graduates/ issues. Secondly, it places emphasis candidate has held, for a architecture, planning, landscape
hold a degree in a relevant
experienced practitioners in on the role of sustainability minimum period of two years, a architecture, civil engineering.
Distance learning: subject area, such as architectural
architecture, engineering, facilities within the historic context at position of responsibility relevant
MSc: 1 year FT, 2-3 years PT, engineering, architecture or Contact:
management, building surveying, both technical and strategic to the programme. related subjects, including Student Enquiries
social science or planning, who Entry requirements: Applicants levels. By using the Welsh School
should possess a good first degree sustainable design, urban e:
want to develop skills to evaluate of Architectures established
(typically a 2:1 or equivalent), or planning, environment and t: +44 (0)29 2087 6087
the environmental and energy expertise as a research locus for
equivalent work experience in a sustainability, environmental +44 (0)29 2087 6131
performance of existing buildings sustainable design, it addresses
relevant discipline. design.
and to propose management these concerns which have

Postgraduate students frequently contribute their work to our Cardiff summer exhibition,
attended by leading practices and designers Our dedicated studio spaces enable students to collaborate on projects and discuss their ideas

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Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact
Please see individual IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for Ms Katrina Lewis
programmes. additional information. e:
t: +44 (0)29 2087 6251

Architecture Intake: April, October Creative Practice in

Research is a big part of what Research areas: Energy and Architecture
we do, as it leads to new Environmental Performance
of Buildings and Systems; This programme is aimed at
understandings that are important design professionals who wish to
in their own right, but also informs Sustainability at an Urban Scale;
Resource Use and Management; advance their discipline through
our teaching and impacts on the act of practice and within the
the outside world. Our research The City, Landscape and
Environment; Cultures, Histories workplace. Its aim is to encourage
spans the physical sciences, and enable those who are at
social sciences, humanities and and Ideas; Visual Cultures;
Practice and Pedagogy; Building the forefront of creative practice
design to foster excellence in key to undertake research through
areas of architecture and the built Design; Materials; Project
Management; Building Law; Digital design, focusing on specialisms
environment. The Welsh School developed through practice and
of Architecture has an excellent Design Techniques; Architectural
Education. to fill the current void of doctoral-
reputation, both nationally and level practitioners in the discipline.
internationally, for high quality Entry requirements: Suitable
research, with strengths in for graduates in architecture, PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT
architectural science, history planning, engineering, social Intake: October
and theory of architecture and sciences, computer science and Entry requirements: Candidates Our internationally leading research and education is
architectural practice. environmental sciences with will be expected to have a good
PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT an upper second class honours first and second degree in
focused on tackling the important scientific challenges of
MPhil: 1-2 years FT, up to 3 years
degree. architecture (commonly known as the 21st century.
PT Part 1 and 2) and at least 3 years
experience in practice.
Ranked 9th in the The most recent round With an investment of
UK, our research of data showed that over 14 million in
output was rated at 100% of graduates recent years, our state-
least internationally who were available of-the-art facilities
recognised, with for employment had enable research in
more than 97% secured graduate level all branches of core
ranked internationally employment or further and interdisciplinary
excellent or world- study chemistry
leading (REF 2014)

My project, in the field of environmental catalysis, combines material synthesis
and characterisation for exhaust after-treatment. The University offers many useful
courses and workshops to help with your postgraduate experience and to improve
your English if it is not your first language. I am from Spain and have found the
support at Cardiff invaluable in developing personally and professionally. Cardiff is a
nice city for students, is easy to live in and somewhere you can have a great day out
enjoying a park or the Bay.

The artificial sky and heliodon facility (part of the Schools environmental laboratory) Sara PhD Chemistry

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Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Catalysis Doctoral English language PhD: 3 years FT, 6 years PT
Entry requirements English language Contact IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
2:2 degree classification or IELTS 6.5 (5.5 sub-scores). See Dr Tom Tatchell
Training Centre additional information.
This PhD is a 4 year course that Intake: January, April, July,
equivalent qualification. page 23 for additional information. e: Contact: Helen Whitfield
offers an unparalleled opportunity October
t: +44 (0)29 2087 0759 to conduct cutting-edge research e: Research areas: Biological
in all areas of catalysis from t: +44 (0)29 2087 4791 Chemistry; Catalysis in the Cardiff
theory to engineering. It is part Catalysis Institute; Inorganic
Biological Chemistry Catalysis Medicinal Chemistry of the EPSRC Catalysis Centre Chemistry Chemistry; Organic Synthesis;
The chemistry of biological Catalysis lies at the heart of many The field of medicinal chemistry is for Doctoral Training (CDT), A PhD in Chemistry can offer Physical Organic Chemistry; Solid
processes is the basis of all life chemical processes, from living becoming increasingly important which is delivered in partnership knowledge and expertise for a State Materials; Theoretical and
on planet Earth. On this course systems to large-scale industrial as we continue to push the with the universities of Bath career in the pharmaceuticals and Computational Chemistry.
you will develop an understanding reactors. By understanding and boundaries in the discovery and Bristol. We work closely fine chemical sectors, biomedical Entry requirements: 2:2 or
of the processes that are core applying catalysts, we can make of new drugs and applications together to train and educate, research fields, research and equivalent in chemistry or related
to biological chemistry. We processes faster, cleaner and in healthcare. This MSc in based on the distinctive but managerial roles in general subject.
will explore aspects such as more sustainable. Specialists in Medicinal Chemistry will allow complementary areas of expertise manufacturing industry (e.g. food, English language
biosynthesis, retrosynthetic catalysis are particularly sought you to specialise in this area within Chemistry and Chemical cosmetics, petrochemical etc.), IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for
analysis, molecular biology after in industry, as more efficient and explore the wider context Engineering from the three and teaching. The research carried additional information.
and the principles of drug processes can lead to less waste of drug discovery, business and institutions. out within the School of Chemistry
is diverse and encompasses both Contact: Dr Ben Ward
development. We will also look and cost savings. healthcare. The first year is a Master of
at the applications of biological fundamental and applied themes. e:
Our MSc in Catalysis will provide On the course, you will develop Research (MRes) qualification,
chemistry in catalysts, synthetic during which you will spend time Available research topics closely t: +44 (0)29 2087 0302
you with a sound foundation the specific technical knowledge,
methods and spectroscopy, in catalysis theory and its understanding and laboratory at the universities of Bath, Bristol mirror the particular research
giving our graduates an edge applications. We will explore skills needed to design drugs. and Cardiff, before deciding on interests of individual staff
when looking for employment in three branches of catalysis You will also investigate the which area of catalytic chemistry members, which fall broadly into
academia or industry. heterogeneous, homogeneous and relationship between medicinal or engineering to specialise in Biological and Organic, Inorganic,
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT biological and you will be given chemists and drug discovery during your research project. Physical, and Theoretical and
the opportunity to specialise in companies with stakeholders, Computational chemistries.
The CDT will allow postgraduates
the area you are most interested such as patients, investors and to develop an advanced
in. You will be trained to use a governments. knowledge of traditional and
range of laboratory equipment MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT emerging catalysis disciplines,
and techniques for testing and an understanding of industry and
characterising catalysts. global contexts plus research and
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT professional skills.
PhD: 4 years FT (1 year MRES +
3 year)
Intake: October
Research areas: Heterogeneous
Catalysis; Homogeneous
Catalysis; Chemical Engineering.
Entry requirements: Candidates
should possess a degree in a
relevant subject area, such as 2:1
or higher in chemistry or chemical
engineering or the equivalent.
Ideally, candidates should hold, or
about to obtain, a relevant higher
level degree such as an MChem/
MSci or MSc in Chemistry (or

The School of Chemistry is located in the historical Main Building Postgraduate students working in one of our laboratories

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Computer Science

Computer Science and Informatics

Postgraduate Taught
and Informatics Entry requirements
Applicants will possess a 2:2
English language
IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in each sub-score)
Dr Leigh Hodge
honours degree in a computer unless stated. See page 23 for e:
science or cognate subject, additional information. t: +44 (0)29 2087 9342
unless stated.

Advanced Computer Computing and broad technical knowledge and

a sound business context for
Science IT Management managing IT systems.
Designed for computing Designed for graduates who
You will learn the skills needed
graduates, this programme offers want to move into computing
to develop business applications
exposure to topics that are driving from another discipline, this
through a fundamental
key technological developments programme provides you with a
understanding of software and
and trends in one of the fastest- broad technical knowledge and
web development, e-commerce
moving and innovative academic a sound business context for
and database management.
disciplines. managing IT systems.
You will have the opportunity to
Core to this programme is the You will learn the skills needed
enhance your CV by undertaking
opportunity to further develop to develop business applications
a paid work placement, providing
the scope of your problem-solving through a fundamental
you with valuable industry
skills by studying advanced understanding of software and
experience and the opportunity to
programming languages and new web development, e-commerce
develop your IT professional skills.
programming paradigms. and database management.
MSc: 2 years FT including
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT You will also have the option of
sandwich year
learning about cloud computing,
We are a leading teaching and research institution with a Entry requirements: Applicants
Advanced Computer software as a service, and
long-standing, strong and dynamic research culture. Science with Placement
other recent developments will possess minimum of a 2:2
honours degree in or equivalent
and emerging technologies
Designed for computing that are radically changing the professional qualification in a
graduates, this programme offers opportunities and threats for the subject other than computer
99% of our submitted In the most recent Valuable option of exposure to topics that are driving provision of IT systems.
research was survey, more than taking a salaried key technological developments MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
rated at least of 85% of responding professional and trends in one of the fastest- Computing
moving and innovative academic Entry requirements: Applicants
This programme offers students
international standard graduates are reported placement with disciplines. will possess minimum of a 2:2
from diverse career and subject
with 79% classed to be in employment some taught masters Core to this programme is the
honours degree in or equivalent
areas a balance of software
as Internationally in a variety of relevant degrees professional qualification in a
opportunity to further develop engineering skills and technical
subject other than computer
excellent or world- roles at leading the scope of your problem-solving abilities required for a career in
science. Non-graduates
leading companies skills by studying advanced whose relative lack of formal
Software Development.
programming languages and new qualifications is compensated for You will develop a first-hand
programming paradigms. by their relevant work experience understanding of the problem-
You will have the opportunity to will also be considered. solving potential of software and
CardiffConnected enhance your CV by undertaking what computational systems
a paid work placement, providing Computing and IT can achieve. You will also be
The MSc Computing course packs a lot into one year. Beyond core programming
you with valuable industry introduced to programming skills
skills in several languages and software engineering practices, I was pleased that the
experience and the opportunity to Management with and data handling techniques
wide range of module options allowed me to focus my studies around the areas which
develop your IT Professional skills. Placement using important languages such
interested me the most. Cardiff itself is also a great place to get started in the world as Java and Python.
MSc: 2 years FT including Designed for graduates who
of computer science; frequent tech meet-ups and hack days are good opportunities
sandwich year want to move into computing MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
to get ideas and advice.
from another discipline, this Entry requirements: Applicants
Matilda MSc Computing programme provides you with a will possess minimum of a 2:2

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Computer Science and Informatics
honours degree in or equivalent
professional qualification in a
Data Science and Computational and Postgraduate Research
subject other than computer
Analytics Data Journalism (MSc)
science. Non-graduates Our MSc in Data Science and This cutting-edge programme Entry requirements English language Contact
whose relative lack of formal Analytics aims to provide you is based at the UKs leading
A 2:1 honours undergraduate IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each sub-score) Computer Science Postgraduate
qualifications is compensated for with a comprehensive set of skills Journalism School (Guardians
degree or a masters degree, in See page 23 for additional Research
by their relevant work experience needed to handle, collect, store University Guide 2016), and computing or a related subject. information.
and analyse large and complex provides the perfect foundation for e: comsc-pgresearch
will also be considered. Applicants with appropriate
sets of data. a career at the forefront of digital
professional experience are
Computing with You will be taught by subject journalism. The course has been also considered. Degree-level
designed to respond to a shortage
Placement experts from both the School mathematics (or equivalent) is
of Mathematics and the School in skills reported by employers, required for research in some
This programme offers students and built to develop professional
of Computer Science and project areas.
from diverse career and subject writing and editorial skills. In
Informatics, which will allow you
areas a balance of software addition, it delivers specialist
to see the topic from different
engineering skills and technical training to understanding data,
abilities required for a career in
perspectives and provides access
coding and web application
Computer Science and Our multidisciplinary research PhD: 3 years FT, 5-7 years PT
to a wide range of modules across continues to have a positive MPhil: 1-2 years FT, 2-3 years PT
Software Development.
both Schools. development. Informatics impact in areas as diverse as
You will develop a first-hand Intake: January, April, July,
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT MSc: 1 year FT The School has a long-standing, healthcare, security, social October
understanding of the problem- strong and dynamic research computing, manufacturing and the
Entry requirements: A 1st or 2:1 Entry requirements: Applicants Research areas: Complex
solving potential of software and culture which underpins our environment and we offer you the
UK honours degree, or equivalent will normally be expected to hold Systems; Data and Knowledge
what computational systems international reputation for opportunity to work alongside our
is required in a numerate subject, a UK higher education degree of Engineering; Visual Computing.
can achieve. You will also be world-class research in the areas research staff, who are leaders in
such as mathematics, operational lower 2nd class honours or above.
introduced to programming skills of distributed and scientific their areas of expertise.
and data handling techniques research, statistics, computer English language: IELTS 7.0 computing, informatics, and visual
using important languages such science, management science, Applicants whose first language is computing.
as Java and Python. economics, engineering or a not English must obtain a British
suitable science degree. Council IELTS score of at least 7.0
You will have the opportunity to
Contact: Alastair Clarke (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0
enhance your CV by undertaking
in each component).
a paid work placement, providing e:
you with valuable industry t: +44 (0)29 2087 5262 Contact: Student Support
experience and the opportunity to e: jomecstudentsupport
develop your IT professional skills. Information Security
MSc: 2 years FT including t: +44 (0)29 2087 4156
and Privacy
sandwich year
This programme addresses the
Entry requirements: Applicants
key security issues that are faced
will possess minimum of a 2:2
by global communications and
honours degree or equivalent
information systems and provides
professional qualification in a
a mix of business context with
subject other than computer
core security, trust and privacy
science. Non-graduates
issues that challenge the IT sector.
whose relative lack of formal
qualifications is compensated for This combined business/security
by their relevant work experience approach provides valuable
will also be considered. training for interacting with
organisations, and understanding
their business functions in a
deeper context.
Using case based analysis, you
will have the opportunity to learn
about forensic approaches to
investigation across multiple Our Forensics and Cyber Security
platforms. Lab in which students have the
opportunity to gain external Whether you are furthering your knowledge of computer science with one of our specialised masters degrees,
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
accreditation for use of market or choose a conversion course to move into the subject from another discipline, you will receive the support of
leading forensic software excellent teaching staff who are experts in their field

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Earth and Ocean Sciences
Earth and Ocean Sciences Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements and other related subjects. Contact
A 1st or 2nd class UK BSc A proficient level of numeracy Dr Peter Brabham
(Honours) degree or equivalent needs to be apparent in your BSc
in earth/geological sciences, degree course module portfolio.
t: +44 (0)29 2087 4334
environmental sciences, mining, English language
civil engineering, environmental
IELTS 6.5 or above.
engineering, physical geography

Applied Environmental With a vocational focus, the

programme includes a five month
Geology individual applied dissertation
Our MSc in Applied Environmental project where we endeavour to
Geology will help you develop place students with companies,
all of the skills required for the consultancies, government
geo-environmental, geotechnical, agencies or University applied
consulting and regulatory research projects. It also includes
industries. The course has compulsory fieldwork to maximise
been running for 25 years and your transferable skills
its enduring popularity means The vocationally-focused MSc
MSc: 1 year FT Applied Environmental Geology
we have now trained over 700
has strong industry links and
postgraduate geologists. excellent employment record

The vibrant research environment in the School offers a Postgraduate Research

stimulating and friendly student experience.
Entry requirements English language Contact
Graduates in appropriate IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for Mrs Christine Williams
science subject such as geology additional information. e:
94% of our research Collaborations with We are committed to or environmental science, with at
outputs were deemed other consortia (e.g. t: +44 (0)29 2087 5772
achieving the highest least a 1st Class or 2:1 honours
world-leading or GW4 + DTP, NERC CDT standards in research degree, or a masters. Dr Andrew Kerr
internationally in Oil & Gas) provide and education and to e:
excellent, ranking innovative training and providing a rich and t: +44 (0)29 2087 5772
us 4th in the UK experience for future varied research-led
for Earth Systems employment environment
and Environmental Earth Sciences PhD: 3-5 years FT, 5-7 years PT Research areas:
MPhil: 1 year FT, 2-4 years PT Solid: Earth and Ocean Science
Sciences (REF 2014) Our postgraduate research
degrees enable students to Living: Earth and Ocean Science
Intake: January, April, July,
undertake independent research October Changing: Earth and Ocean
work, specialising in a particular Science
area of interest and supported by
CardiffConnected an academic supervisor.
The standard of the research and facilities at Cardiff University is excellent and after We pride ourselves on having a
completing my undergraduate degree here I knew that Cardiff was a great city to live vibrant research environment,
and work in. During the course of my PhD Ive had an extremely rewarding academic which provides our MPhil and PhD
experience and have enjoyed a thoroughly encouraging and supportive atmosphere. students with opportunities to
work with world experts and use
Bethan PhD Earth Sciences high quality research equipment.
Study amongst leading Earth scientists involved in international
recognised research programmes

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Engineering Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
A 2:1 honours degree, please IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in sub-scores) Postgraduate Admissions Office
see individual programmes. unless stated. See page 23 for e: engineering-pgt
additional information.
t: +44 (0)29 2087 0050

Advanced Mechanical honours degree in civil or MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT

environmental engineering or a Entry requirements: A 2:1
Engineering similar field. honours degree in civil or
This MSc course will provide you environmental engineering or a
with an advanced qualification Civil and similar field.
which will enhance your career
prospects, and extend and update
your engineering skills and Engineering Communication
knowledge. The integration of the This MSc offers you the knowledge Technology and
case study and project will allow and expertise that you need Entrepreneurship
you to explore, in-depth, a chosen to help you forge a career as a
topic related to the course. This course aims to provide
consulting geoenvironmental
you with key, advanced level
The close involvement with engineer within a multi-disciplinary
knowledge and skills that will
industry, particularly at the project professional team. The course
allow you to succeed in the rapidly
stage, ensures that the experience is designed to provide specialist
growing wireless and microwave
the course provides has both postgraduate professional
communication industry. Modules
development in this emerging
We are one of the leading schools in the UK with a relevance and meaning. Lecturers
delivering the modules are discipline, encompassing
delivered by Cardiff Universitys
internationally recognised
reputation for the highest quality research and a vibrant, working with some of the worlds areas traditionally within civil
Business School will allow you the
most renowned engineering engineering, earth sciences and
friendly teaching environment. companies and our graduates are biology.
opportunity to gain valuable skills
in entrepreneurship and an insight
sought after by a large range of MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT into whats involved in starting
employers. Entry requirements: A 2:1 your own business.
MSc: 1 year FT honours degree in civil or MSc: 1 year FT
Rated 1st for Rated 1st for Civil We have strong environmental engineering, earth
Entry requirements: A 2:1
the impact of our Engineering for links with industry honours degree in mechanical sciences or biosciences, or in a
Entry requirements: A 2:1
research in both research quality and our graduates honours degree in electrical or
engineering or a similar relevant numerical field.
electronic engineering or a similar
Civil Engineering and and 7th for General are highly sought field.
General Engineering Engineering after by national Civil Engineering Civil and Water
(REF 2014) (REF 2014) and multinational The MSc in Civil Engineering Engineering Compound
employers aims to build on the knowledge The MSc in Civil and Water
and skills that you have obtained Engineering will offer you the
as an undergraduate and to knowledge and expertise that Electronics
help prepare you for a career you need for a career as a A collaboration between the
as a consulting civil engineer consulting water engineer within School of Engineering and
CardiffConnected across the broad spectrum of the this specialist professional area of
civil engineering. The course will
the Institute for Compound
professional discipline. The overall Semiconductors, this MSc course
I chose Cardiff University because of the opportunity to work in an inspired research aim of this well-established course complement your undergraduate is designed to provide students
environment with people who care not only about the quality of the work they are doing but is to provide a sound scientific, degree by introducing you to with advanced-level knowledge
its greater impact. The level of support, from supervisors, administrators, staff and other technical and commercial hydroinformatics, computational and skills in the engineering,
students, fosters a positive learning environment and encourages research students to understanding of civil engineering hydraulics and environmental manufacturing and applications of
step out of their comfort zones, embrace their abilities and be impactful with their work. issues and practice. hydraulics, including water quality compound semiconductors. The
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT indicators and sediment transport experience of our staff and our
Jon PhD Engineering processes in coastal, estuarine reputation, as well as our position
Entry requirements: A 2:1 and inland water. at the forefront of compound

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semiconductor technology, mean Structural Engineering
we have an unrivalled combination

This MSc offers you the knowledge
of expert researchers, cutting-
edge facilities and industry
and expertise for a career as a Postgraduate Research
consulting structural engineer
within this specialist professional
MSc: 1 year FT area of civil engineering. It Entry requirements English language Contact
Entry requirements: A 2:1 will provide you with a sound A 1st class or good 2:1 honours IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for Research Admissions Office
honours degree in electronic scientific, technical and undergraduate degree or a additional information. e: engineering-pgr
engineering, electrical commercial understanding of masters degree in engineering
engineering, or physics. structural engineering issues and or a related subject. t: +44 (0)29 2087 4642
practice, while training you in
Electrical Energy engineering research methods in
order to develop a range of related Engineering EngD: 4 years FT
transferable skills. PhD: 4 years FT, 5-7 years PT
The School of Engineering is
This course meets an urgent MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT Analysing the effectiveness committed to providing the best MPhil: 1 year FT, 2-5 years PT
need for specialists in advanced
Entry requirements: A 2:1 of protective sports wear possible environment for our Intake: January, April, July,
electrical energy systems that
honours degree in civil or research students. We have high October
are needed to design and build
environmental engineering or a quality research facilities, friendly
secure, reliable, low-carbon
similar field.
Wireless and Microwave and supportive teaching staff,
Research areas:
and affordable energy systems Mechanics, Materials and
in developed and developing
Communication who are internationally recognised
Advanced Manufacturing;
countries around the world. The Sustainable Energy and Engineering for their research, and a vibrant
Energy and Environment; Health,
research culture with staff and
programme maintains a particular Environment This course will provide you
students from around the world.
Technology and the Digital World.
focus on the integration of with advanced level knowledge
This MSc aims to develop
renewable generation in electricity and skills needed in the rapidly
postgraduate specialists who can
transmission and distribution growing wireless and microwave
demonstrate mastery of a broad
networks and will prepare you for communication sector. With
spectrum of advanced engineering
a new era of truly smart grids. a focus on areas including
principles to real-life technological,
MSc: 1 year FT financial, regulatory, managerial advanced computer aided design,
and ethical problems encountered advanced measurement and
Entry requirements: A 2:1
in the Sustainable Energy and characterisation, and advanced
honours degree from a good
Environmental profession, and communication systems, you will
UK university or an equivalent.
who are equipped to be key also develop research skills and
Suitable for graduates in electrical
professional players in the wider other related abilities. You will
engineering or a related discipline.
industry, the professions, and enhance your general engineering
competency, employability, and
Manufacturing public service.
develop an excellent platform for
Engineering, Innovation MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT your career.
Entry requirements: A 2:1
and Management honours degree in engineering,
MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
This newly developed MSc environmental engineering, earth Entry requirements: A 2:1
programme aims to take well sciences, pure sciences or a honours degree in electrical or
qualified students (typically those related discipline. electronic engineering or a similar
having a good bachelors degree field.
in Manufacturing Engineering or
an equivalent qualification) and
equip them with the specialist
knowledge and skills they need
to be employed as professional
engineers across a wide range of
the Manufacturing Engineering
MSc: 1 year FT
Entry requirements: A 2:1
honours degree in manufacturing
engineering or a similar field.

Sample testing in the Heavy Structures laboratory

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Mathematics Postgraduate Taught
Entry requirements English language Contact
A 1st or 2:1 UK honours degree, IELTS 6.5 (5.5 sub-scores). See Professor Owen Jones
or equivalent is required in page 23 for additional information. e:
a numerate subject, such as t: +44 (0)29 2081 0253
mathematics, operational
research, statistics, computer
science, management science,
economics, engineering or a
suitable science degree.

Data Science and Operational Research Operational Research,

Analytics and Applied Statistics Applied Statistics and
Our MSc in Data Science and Our MSc in Operational Research Financial Risk
Analytics aims to provide you and Applied Statistics aims to This MSc aims to equip you
with a comprehensive set of skills equip you with the necessary with problem-solving skills and
needed to handle, collect, store analytical skills, methods and techniques, allowing you to
and analyse large and complex ways of thinking to tackle and build and use mathematical
sets of data. analyse complex organisational and statistical models with the
You will be taught by subject problems, help make better opportunity to study risk models
experts from both the School decisions, and to become a in greater depth, particularly those
of Mathematics and the School confident statistical analyst. models used in financial markets.
We offer three taught MSc programmes and a variety of of Computer Science and This course is ideal training and This course is ideal preparation for
Informatics, which will allow you experience for those looking for
opportunities for research students across a broad range of to see the topic from different career opportunities in areas
further study or a career in areas
such as operational research,
mathematical subjects. perspectives and provides access such as operational research, statistics, risk and financial
to a wide range of modules across management science, statistics, modelling, actuarial risk and credit
both Schools. management consultancy, scoring, management science and
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT business analytics, supply chain management consultancy.
In REF 2014 100% of 100% of our Winner of 2015 Times management, government
MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
our research was rated submitted research Higher Education operational research/statistics.
as outstanding or very was rated at least of Award for Outstanding MSc: 1 year FT, 3 years PT
considerable for its international standard, Contribution to
impact in terms of its with 90% classed Innovation and
reach and significance as internationally Technology for Maths
excellent or world- Saves Lives project

I am looking at developing statistical mechanics based approaches to computational
fluid dynamics to simulate the flows of complex fluids such as polymer melts. After
completing my undergraduate degree at Cardiff I knew that Cardiff was a fantastic,
friendly place to study and live. I get an EPSRC stipend which pays my fees and
living costs and I supplement my income by teaching first-year tutorials and marking
The School of Mathematics is located in buildings close to the Students Union, other Schools
Edward PhD Mathematics within the University, and the city centre

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Physics and Astronomy
Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact
Physics and Astronomy
A 1st or 2:1 UK honours degree, IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for e:
or equivalent is required in additional information.
mathematics (or a suitable
related field).

Mathematics Graduates have gone on to a Exemplar projects are also

wide range of careers, including available and we encourage you
Our PhD programme provides
academia both in the UK and to contact us prior to making an
an innovative and stimulating
internationally, senior roles in application.
environment for both studying and
statistics and other mathematical PhD: 3 years FT, 5 years PT
researching in the mathematical
modelling or analysis,
sciences. MPhil: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
management positions both
This programme aims to equip in business and governmental Intake: January, April, July,
students with the knowledge organisations. October
and expertise for a career in the Research areas: Applied
All opportunities for funding
academic world, or to pursue Mathematics; Pure Mathematics;
are advertised on our website,
a variety of other opportunities Operational Research; Probability
including studentships from the
in which a strong mathematical and Statistics.
Engineering and Physical Sciences
background is important.
Research Council.
Studying with us offers you the opportunity to gain a
fundamental understanding of the way the Universe works as
well providing you with the skills for a wide range of careers.
You will join a thriving postgraduate community within a
friendly, supportive environment.

99% of our submitted Our MSc students have Our School is the
research was rated access to a dedicated home for the new
as internationally suite of facilities within Institute of Compound
excellent or world- the School Semiconductors
leading (REF 2014) which will form part of
the Universitys new
300m Innovation

The major learning outcome from the Advanced Experimental Techniques in Physics
module for me was an appreciation of incremental achievement. Writing weekly
lab diaries, the exercise increased my confidence and crucially has instilled a self-
sustaining motivation to keep making small steps towards goals rather than relying
on the sprint finish. I found this to be extremely valuable.

Cameron MSc Physics

MSc students working on a group project

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Physics and Astronomy
Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Entry requirements English language Contact Entry requirements English language Contact
We welcome applications with a IELTS 6.5 (5.5 sub-scores). See Admissions Office Graduates with a 1st or 2:1 IELTS 6.5. See page 23 for Physics and Astronomy
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Astrophysics significant physics elements with

This MSc course aims to provide
an overall result of at least 2:1. Physics and Astronomy MPhil: 1-2 years FT, 2-3 years PT

specialist training and an edge in We offer a challenging and Intake: January, April, July,
a highly competitive recruitment Data Intensive supportive environment in which October
market to students who wish to Astrophysics our research students develop Research areas: Quantum
work in the field of astrophysics. the skills and knowledge they Devices; Compound
This course brings together
need to succeed in industry, Semiconductors; Nanoscale
Taught topics reflect our expertise from the School of
research or academia. We have Diamonds; Biophotonics;
world-leading strengths in Physics and Astronomy, the
an established track record of Gravitational Waves;
theoretical, observational and School of Computer Science
research excellence and host Observational and Theoretical
instrumentational research and and Informatics and the Data
world-class laboratories to support Astronomy and Astrophysics; and
on successful completion of the Innovation Research Institute,
our wide range of research Brain Imaging.
courses, should be ideally placed to equip you with a wide variety
activities, which involve worldwide
to pursue a career in a highly- of transferable skills and a
collaborations on the latest
skilled numerate role. sophisticated understanding
cutting-edge research.
MSc: 1 year FT of both data science and A PhD student working on semi-
MSc Physics student Peter PhD: 3-4 years FT, 5-7 years PT conductor technology research
Entry requirements: 2:1 honours testing an analogue-to-digital
degree or equivalent in a physical, MSc: 1 year FT converter
mathematical or engineering Entry requirements: 2:1 honours
science. degree in astrophysics, physics, Physics
mathematics, or another related The MSc Physics will provide you
Compound subject. with the knowledge and skills
Semiconductor Physics required to pursue a career in
Data Intensive Physics academic research, physical
Delivered jointly by the Institute
for Compound Semiconductors A collaboration between our Data science industrial practice,
and the School of Physics Innovation Research Institute, the research and development, or
and Astronomy, this Masters School of Physics and Astronomy in other highly-skilled numerate
programme provides thorough and the School of Computer careers.
training in the theory, fabrication Science and Informatics, this On the course, you will cover
and applications of compound course combines the study of theoretical and experimental
semiconductors, and integration physics with the latest techniques physics along with advanced areas
with silicon technology. On in data collection and analysis, of application that reflect our
completion of this course students providing you with a unique range research expertise in Quantum
will have gained a sophisticated of knowledge and skills. Physics, Photonics, Theoretical
knowledge of compound MSc: 1 year FT and Computational Analysis,
semiconductor physics, as well as Entry requirements: 2:1 honours Sensors and Materials as well as
a range of valuable skills that will degree in astrophysics, physics, Astrophysics.
enhance their career prospects in mathematics, or another related MSc: 1 year FT
this exciting field. subject. Entry requirements: 2:1 honours
MSc: 1 year FT degree or equivalent in a physical,
Entry requirements: An mathematical or engineering
undergraduate honours degree in science.
physics or a similar degree with
Weekly tutorials are an integral part of your MSc experience

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Further Information

136 Location
138 Taught Programmes Index
140 Research Programmes and Areas Index
142 Travelling to Cardiff
144 What Next?

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Cathays Park Campus

Location and
Aberconway Building 30

Location and Campus Maps

Architecture 6
Biosciences 1, 2

Campus Maps
Business School 30
Bute Building 6
Careers and Employability 11
Chaplaincy 10
Chemistry 1

The academic buildings, libraries, Students Computer Science and Informatics

Cardiff University Brain Research

Union, most of the student residences and Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Day Care Centre
the city centre are within a short walking Deri House
Earth and Ocean Sciences
1, 22
distance of each other. Eastgate House
English, Communication and Philosophy 27
Eye Clinic 31
Cathays Park Campus
Friary House 20
Geography and Planning 7
Glamorgan Building 7
Global Opportunities Centre 11
Hadyn Ellis Building 32
Health Centre 13
Healthcare Sciences 22
History, Archaeology and Religion 27
International Office 19
John Percival Building 27
Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies 6
Julian Hodge Building 29
Law 4
Main Building 1
Mathematics 18
Residences McKenzie House 23
Aberconway Hall 58 Modern Languages 8
Music 24
Aberdare Hall 60
Optometry and Vision Sciences 31
Cartwright Court 57
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
Colum Hall 59
Physics and Astronomy 21
Gordon Hall 64 Politics and International Relations 4
Hodge Hall 61 Psychology 3
Liberty House 50 Queens Building 21
Roy Jenkins Hall 56 Redwood Building 5
Senghennydd Court 63 Registry 23
Senghennydd Hall 62 Security Centre 2
Talybont Court 55 Heath Park Campus Sir Martin Evans Building 2
Talybont Gate 52 Social Sciences 7
Talybont North 53 Southgate House 34
Talybont South 54 Sports 34, 15
University Hall 51 Student Recruitment 20
Student Support Centre 11
Students Union 14
Tower Building 3
Trevithick Building 21
Welsh 27

Heath Park Campus

Cardigan House 84
Cochrane Building 83
Dental School/Hospital 76
Healthcare Sciences 79
IV Lounge 81
Medicine 78
Neuadd Meirionnydd 81
Michael Griffith Education Centre 80
Nursing and Midwifery 79
Directions Satnav Postcodes Sports and Social Club 91
T Dewi Sant Building 79
For door-to-door directions to Cardiff, Cathays Park Campus Main Building: CF10 3AT
go to: Heath Park Campus CF14 4XN

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International Planning 49 Operational Research 128 Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy 92
and Development and Applied Statistics Strategic Marketing 42

Taught Programmes Index

Taught Programmes Index International Public Relations
and Global Communications
58 Operational Research, Applied 128
Statistics and Financial Risk
Oral Biology 87
Structural Engineering
Sustainability, Planning and
Environmental Policy
International Relations 72 Orthodontics 87 Sustainable Building 112
Page Chaplaincy Studies 55 Educational Studies 76 Islam in Contemporary Britain 55 Conservation
(Social Science Research P
A Chaplaincy Studies: Military 55 J Sustainable Energy and 126
Methods pathway) Pain Management 98 Environment
Accounting and Finance 40 Childhood and Youth 75 Journalism, Media and 58
Electrical Energy Systems 126 Pain Management 98 Sustainable Mega-Buildings 113
Advanced Clinical Practice 90 City Futures 49 Communications (Primary and Community Care)
English Literature 45
Advanced Computer Science 119 Civil and Geoenvironmental 125 Palliative Medicine for 99 T
Engineering Environmental Design of 112 L
Advanced Mechanical 125 Buildings Health Care Professionals Theology 55
Engineering Civil and Water Engineering 125 Language and Communication 45
Environmental Planning 50 Research Pharmacist Independent 104 Therapeutics 99
Advanced Practice 90 Civil Engineering 125 (Social Science Research Prescribing
Language and Linguistics 45 Tissue Engineering 84, 87
Advanced Practice 90 Clinical Dentistry 87 Methods pathway) Physics 132
(Community Health Studies) (Endodontology/Prosthodontics) Late Antique and 53 Translation Studies 67
Ethics and Social Philosophy 45 Byzantine Studies Physiotherapy 91
Advanced Practice (Education 90 Clinical Dermatology 97 Transport and Planning 50
European Legal Studies 62 Law 63 Planning Practice 50
for Health Professionals) Clinical Optometry 102 European Spatial Planning 49 Legal and Political Aspects of 63 Political Communication 59 U
Advanced Practice 90 Clinical Pharmacy 104 and Environmental Policy
(Non-Medical Prescribing) International Affairs Politics and Public Policy 72 Urban and Regional Development 51
Clinical Photography 90 (PLANET Europe)
Advanced Surgical Practice 97 Legal Aspects of Medical Practice 63 Practical Dermatology 99 Urban Design 51, 113
Clinical Research 104 Executive MBA 42
Ageing Health and Disease 97 Legal Practice Course (LPC) 64 Professional Conservation 55
Cognitive and Behavioural 107 Eye Care Governance 102 W
Ancient and Medieval Warfare 53 LLM in Legal Practice 64 Psychiatry 99
Therapies Welsh and Celtic Studies 81
Ancient History 53 F Logistics and Operations 41 Psychology (Social Science 107
Communication Technology 125 Management Research Methods pathway) Welsh Government and Politics 72
Applied Environmental Geology 123 and Entrepreneurship Finance 40
Public Health 99 Welsh History 54
Applied Linguistics 45 Community Health Studies (SPQ) 91 Financial Economics 40 M Wireless and Microwave 126
Archaeological Science 54 Compound Semiconductor 125 Food, Space and Society 49 Magazine Journalism 59 R Communication Engineering
Archaeology 54 Electronics Forensic Linguistics 45 Managing Care in Perioperative 91 Radiographic Reporting 92 Wound Healing and Tissue Repair 99
Architectural Design 111 Compound Semiconductor 132 and Anaesthesia Practice Radiography 92
Physics G
Architectural Studies 111 Manufacturing Engineering, 126 Religious Studies 55
Computational and 58 Genetic and Genomic Counselling 98 Innovation and Management
Architecture: Professional 111 Data Journalism Glaucoma 102
Practice Maritime Policy and 42 S
Computational and 120 Global Politics and 72 Shipping Management Science, Media and 76
Astrophysics 132 Data Journalism Digital Technologies Master of Design Administration 112 Communication
B Computing 119 Governance and Devolution 62 MBA 42 Science, Media and 59
Bar Professional Training 64 Computing and IT Management 119 Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) 64 Media Management (MBA) 42, 59 Communication
Course (BPTC) Conservation Practice 55 Medical Education 94 Shipping Law 63
Bioinformatics 97 Creative Writing 45 Medical Research and Innovation 98 Skills and Workforce Development 76
History 54
Bioinformatics and 97 Crime, Safety and Justice 75 Medical Toxicology 98 Social and Public Policy 76
Genetic Epidemiology History and Archaeology of 53
Criminology (Social Science 76 the Greek and Roman World Medicinal Chemistry 116 Social Care Law 63
Biological Chemistry 116 Research Methods pathway) Social Policy (Social Science 76
Human Resource Management 40 Medieval British Studies 54
Broadcast Journalism 58 Critical Care 97 Research Methods pathway)
Human Rights Law 62 Music 70
Building Diagnostics for Energy 112 Social Science 76
and Environmental Performance D
I N Social Science Research Methods 76
Business Administration (MBA) 42 Data Intensive Astrophysics 132
Image Appreciation 91 Neonatal Medicine 98 Social Work 77
Business and Management 42 Data Intensive Physics 132
Implantology 87 Neuroimaging: Methods 107 Social Work (Social Science 76
Studies (Social Science Data Science and Analytics 120 and Applications Research Methods pathway)
Research Methods pathway) Information Security and Privacy 120
Data Science and Analytics 128 News Journalism 59 Social-Legal / Law 63
Business Strategy and 42 Intellectual Property Law 62
Diabetes 98 (Social Science Research
Entrepreneurship International Commercial Law 62 O
Digital Media and Society 58 Methods pathway)
International Economics, 40 Occupational Health 98
C Sociology (Social Science 76
E Banking and Finance (Policy and Practice) Research Methods pathway)
Cancer Biology and Therapeutics 104 International Human Resource 41
Early Celtic Studies 54 Occupational Therapy 91 Spatial Planning and 50
Canon Law 62 Management
Eco-Cities 49 Occupational Therapy 91 Development
Care of Collections 54 International Journalism 58 (Pre-registration)
Education, Policy and Society 75 Specialist Community Public 92
Catalysis 116 International Management 41 Health Nursing

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J Occupational Therapy 92 Social and Environmental 108

Research Programmes
Journalism 60 Ocean Sciences 123

Research Programmes and Areas Index

Operating Department Practice 92 Social and Public Policy (SPPD) 79
Journalism and Democracy 60
Operational Research 130 Social Policy 78

and Areas Index L

Language and Communication 47
Oral and Biomedical Sciences
Organic Synthesis
Social Sciences
Social Work
Language Planning and Policy 81 Organisms and Environment 85 Social Work (DSW) 79
Page Computer Science and 121 Ethnomusicology 70 (Welsh) Sociolinguistics (Welsh, 81
A Informatics European Law and Governance 65 Languages and 68 P including Patagonia and Ireland)
Conservation 56 Translation Studies Paediatrics 102 Sociology 78
Accounting and Finance 43 European Politics 73
Creative and Critical Writing 81 Law 65 People, Place and Policy 78 Solid State Materials 117
Acute Eye Care 102 Experimental Therapeutics 105
(Welsh) and Pharmaceutical Sciences Law and Global Justice 65 Performance 70 Spatial Planning and 51
Adult Nursing 92
Creative Practice in Architecture 114 Law and History 65 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical 105 Analysis in City Environments
Advanced Healthcare Science 92 F
and Practice (DAHSP) Creative Writing 46 Law and Religion 65 Sciences Statistics 130
Crime, Law and Justice 65 Family Law 65 Law and Society 65 Philosophy 47 Structural Biophysics 102
Ancient History 56
Crime, Security and Justice 78 Feminism and Critical 73 Learning and Teaching in 95 Physical Organic Chemistry 117 Sustainability at an Urban Scale 114
Applied Clinical Research 88 Global Politics
and Public Health Criminology 78 Clinical Education Physics and Astronomy 133
Finance 43 Literary and Critical Theory 81 T
Applied Mathematics 130 Critical and Cultural Theory 46 Physiotherapy 92
(Welsh) Technology Enhanced Learning 95
Archaeology 56 Critical Military Studies 73 G Political Theory 73
Literary and Film Studies 68 Textual Transmission:
Architectural Education 114 Critical Theories 68 Gender Rules 65 Politics and International 73 Oral and Written (Welsh) 81
Logistics and Operations 43 Relations
Architecture 114 Cultures, Histories and Ideas 114 Genetics 100 Management Theoretical and Computational 117
Astronomy and Astrophysics 133 Curriculum Innovation 95 Geography and Planning 51 Population Medicine 100 Chemistry
Cybersecurity and 73 Glaucoma 102 M Post-Colonial Studies 73 Translation and Adaptation 68
B Internet Governance Management 43 Private Law 65
Global Area Studies 68 Transnational Law 65
Biological Chemistry 117 Management and 43 Probability 130
D Global Governance 73
Biomedical Sciences 88 Business Studies Project Management 114 U
Data and Knowledge Engineering 121 Global Justice 73
Biomedicine 85 Maritime Security 73 Psychological Medicine and 100 Urban and Regional Governance 51
Dentistry 88 Gravitational Waves 133
Biophotonics 133 Marketing and Strategy 43 Clinical Neurosciences
Developmental and 108 V
Biosciences 85 H Materials 114 Psychology 108
Health Psychology Visions Sciences 102
Brain Imaging 133 Health and Social Care 78 Maternal, Child and 92 Public Law 65
Digital Design Techniques 114 Family Health and Wellbeing Visual Computing 121
British Politics 73 Health and Social Care Law 65 Public Policy 73
Digital Media and Society 60 Mathematics 130 Visual Cultures 68, 114
Building Design 114 Health Studies (DHS) 78 Pure Mathematics 130
Domestic Law 65 Mechanics, Materials and 127 Visual Function 102
Building Law 114 Health, Technology and
Drug Discovery, 105 the Digital World 127 Advanced Manufacturing Q Visual Neuroscience 102
C Design and Synthesis Media, Culture and Creativity 60 Quantum Devices 133 Visual Rehabilitation 102
Healthcare Sciences 92
Cancer and Genetics 100 E History 56 Medical and Dental Education 95
Catalysis 117 Earth Sciences 123 History and Memory 68 Medicines Optimisation and 105
Healthcare Outcomes Radiography 92 Wales Governance 65
Chemical Engineering 117 Economics 43 Human Rights and Public Law 65
Mental Health Nursing 92 Radiotherapy 92 Welsh 81
Chemistry 117 Education 78
I Microbial Diseases 88 Religion and Popular Culture 81 Welsh American Studies 81
Child Nursing 92 Education (EdD) 78 (Welsh)
Imaging 102 Midwifery 92 Welsh for Adults 81
City, Landscape and 114 Education and Education Policy 78 Religious and Theological Studies 56
Environment Inequality, Labour and Molecular Biosciences 85 Welsh History 56
Educational Psychology 108 the Future of Work 78 Resource Use and Management 114 Welsh Literature 81
Clinical Psychology 108 Music 70
Employment and Organisation 43 Infection and Immunity 100 Retinal degeneration and ageing 102 Welsh Politics and Governance 73
Clinical Research and 88 Musicology 70
Public Health Energy and Environment 127 Inorganic Chemistry 117 Workforce, Innovation and
Cognitive Science 108 Energy and Environmental 114 Integrative Neuroscience 100 N Improvement 92
Performance of Buildings Science and Technology Studies 78
Cold War History 73 International Law 65 Nanoscale Diamonds 133
and Systems Science, Health and the Media 60
Commercial law 65 International Relations and 73 Neuroscience 85, 100, 102, 108
Engineering 127 Second Language Acquisition 81
Communication and 60 Practice Theory (Welsh for Adults)
English Literature 46 O
Human Security International Relations and 73 Security Studies 73
Environment 51 Technology Observational and Theoretical 133
Complex Systems 121 Astronomy and Astrophysics Social and Cultural Geography 51
Environmental Justice 65
Composition 70
Environmental Politics 73
Compound Semiconductors 133

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