Postgraduate Study

  • Cardiff University is an attractive destination for postgraduates from throughout the UK, the European Union and the rest of the world.
  • Our thriving postgraduate community currently numbers over 8,500 students – some 28% of the university’s total student body.
  • Cardiff University offers a variety of research and taught postgraduate programmes across our 25 academic Schools covering a wide range of subjects.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 8,905 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 50%
  • Part Time 50%

Domicile

  • UK 61%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 32%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Medicine & dentistry 219 1384 1603
Education 18 1523 1541
Business & administrative studies 38 1007 1045
Subjects allied to medicine 139 845 984
Social studies 134 519 653
Law 19 482 501
Engineering & technology 275 193 468
Architecture, building & planning 85 318 403
Biological sciences 292 57 349
Mass communications & documentation 42 303 345
Physical sciences 232 84 316
Languages 108 142 250
Historical & philosophical studies 56 121 177
Computer science 41 74 115
Mathematical sciences 31 65 96
Creative arts & design 31 17 48
Combined 0 16 16

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,000
Mixed £7,750
Laboratory £7,750
Clinical £6,000

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Cardiff University offers a range of funding opportunities for both taught and research postgraduates.
  • We are partners in 10 doctoral training initiatives spanning the ARHC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK.

Accommodation

  • As an overseas/EU postgraduate student arriving in September, you are guaranteed a single occupancy place in university residences.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

The university offers a range of facilities and services to postgraduate students, including:

  • The University Graduate College Creates a clear focal point for the research experience at Cardiff University.
  • Students benefit from enhanced career development support and an integrated approach to research and professional skills training.
  • There is increased emphasis on meeting the needs of part-time, distance, and international researchers.
  • The Graduate Centre The Graduate Centre is a dedicated space for postgraduates at Cardiff University.
  • Study facilities include a suite of five meeting rooms, a reading room for quiet study, a computer room, a lounge for informal group study and wireless internet access throughout the centre.
  • The Graduate Centre also features a large Café Bar with comfy seating, big screen TVs and a licensed bar.