Student Accommodation

  • Overseas/EU postgraduate students arriving in September are guaranteed a single-occupancy place in university residences.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,750
Mixed £7,500
Laboratory £8,500
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Cardiff University offers a range of funding opportunities for both taught and research postgraduates.
  • The university is part of 10 doctoral training initiatives spanning the ARHC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK.
  • A Master's Excellence Scholarship offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to eligible courses, with £500,000 invested in this scholarship scheme.

Research

  • Cardiff University is in the top tier of Britain's research universities and a member of the prestigious Russell Group.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework it ranked fifth among universities nationally based on the quality of its research
  • The university's Doctoral Academy provides skills and development along with networking opportunities, and fosters an intellectually stimulating environment.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

8,773 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 54%
  • Part Time 46%

Domicile

  • UK 63%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 32%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Medicine & dentistry 220 1385 1605
Education 20 1525 1540
Business & administrative studies 40 1005 1045
Subjects allied to medicine 140 845 985
Social studies 135 520 655
Law 20 480 500
Engineering & technology 275 195 470
Architecture, building & planning 85 320 405
Biological sciences 290 55 350
Mass communications & documentation 40 305 345
Physical sciences 230 85 315
Languages 110 140 250
Historical & philosophical studies 55 120 175
Computer science 40 75 115
Mathematical sciences 30 65 95
Creative arts & design 30 15 50
Combined 0 15 15

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification: