Research Degrees


At the Cardiff School of Management (CSM) we pride ourselves on having a strong reputation in applied research and active engagement with business and industry and can offer you first-class taught courses and leading edge research opportunities.

Our state-of-the-art facilities at the Llandaff Campus provide a great learning environment and enable the School to continue to be a leading centre in the UK for teaching and research in business, leadership, management and information systems subjects.

Within CSM there is a well embedded research culture that permeates across the school. Research not only serves to advance management knowledge, it underpins and enriches our teaching and learning.

CSM has a vibrant masters and doctoral programme with over 90 students enrolled on MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorates. We expect our full-time MPhil and PhD candidates to participate in our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Social Research programme which comprises three 20-credit M-level modules. This programme is aimed at providing the research candidate with a sound underpinning of various aspects of research in order to support them through their postgraduate research studies. 

The School offers a PhD by Published Works for University of Wales, UWIC and Cardiff Metropolitan University graduates and, a Professional Doctorate programme for those candidates with a strong business background who are focused on more applied research work.

Many of our research degree candidates are international students funded by scholarships from their respective governments.  We welcome well developed research proposals and applications from graduates who wish to pursue MPhil and PhDs related to our areas of expertise. We also welcome applications for our Professional Doctorate DBA programme from experienced practitioners wishing to focus on leading and developing major change projects in their companies.

Details of the Professional Doctorate (DBA) and the Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Social Research Methods programmes are shown in the handbooks below. Further details of the PhD and Prof Doc programmes can be found on the next page.

Student Handbook Professional Doctorate.pdf

PGCASR handbook.pdf

Further details of Cardiff Met's Doctoral Programmes can be found in the Postgraduate Researcher Handbook below.

Postgraduate Researcher Handbook 2013.pdf