Informal enquiries and contact details

Throughout the course of your research, your supervisors will be your principal source of guidance and feedback. It is important that there is a good fit between your research interests and those of your supervisors. We recommend you approach the person or people you have in mind as supervisors informally before you submit your formal proposal to discuss your ideas and to gauge their interest. A list of our supervisors, with links to their contact details, can be found here.

If you are uncertain of who to approach, or wish to enquire about the range of research degree expertise at CSAD, including possibilities for interdisciplinary supervision, please contact Dr. Clive Cazeaux (contact details below).

When you make your informal approach, it would be helpful if you could provide a short CV (two pages maximum) and a 1,000 word draft proposal in which you set out:
1. the research topic or question on which you are likely to focus;
2. an outline of the debate or subject area in which your research will be located, with reference to the particular theories and practices (including names and publication or exhibition dates) that make the significance of your research interest clear;
3. the possible methods by which you plan to address or test your research question/topic, for example, with a practice-based PhD, the mode of your art practice, and the methods you will use to assess and contextualize your practice in the light of your topic/question;
4. why you are considering Cardiff School of Art and Design as the place to conduct your research;
5. a bibliography of all texts and sources cited;
6. your professional and/or personal reasons for wanting to undertake MPhil or PhD research.


If you have an enquiry regarding your eligibility for research degree study, please contact:
Dr. Clive Cazeaux
Head of Research Degrees
Cardiff School of Art and Design
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus
Cardiff,
CF5 2YB
Wales, UK

Tel. +44 (0)29 2041 6680/6636
Email: csadresdegrees@cardiffmet.ac.uk


For general enquiries regarding research degrees, please contact:
Deborah Alsop
Postgraduate & Research Degrees Programme Administrator
Cardiff School of Art and Design
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Lanndaff Campus
Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YB,
Wales, UK

Tel. +44 (0)29 2041 6291
Email: csadresdegrees@cardiffmet.ac.uk


If you have submitted a formal application and wish to enquire about its progress, please contact:
The Admissions Unit
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YB.
Tel. +44 (0)29 2041 6044
Email: askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk