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Research Degree Scholarships


​Cardiff Met offers a number of doctoral scholarship schemes designed to offer opportunities for post graduate study in a range of disciplines. 

For details of individual schemes and projects, please click on the following links;​

Cardiff Metropolitan University's Research Innovation Awards (RIAs)

Research Innovation Awards (RIAs) aim to support the continued development of world leading and internationally excellent doctoral level research at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Applications for these awards are invited from talented graduates wishing to pursue doctoral level study in a number of areas. 

Other Doctoral Scholarships

Details of doctoral scholarships currently available via Cardiff Met's academic schools are listed below:

ESRC Wales DTP PhD Opportunities in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Social Sciences) at Bangor, Cardiff Metropolitan and Swansea Universities

Bangor University (School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences), Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences), and Swansea University (College of Engineering: Sport and Exercise Science), supported by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, invite applications from exceptional candidates for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship in the area of the social science of sport and/or exercise. The three Schools are internationally recognised for the quality of their research and provide outstanding environments for postgraduate research study. The Universities value diversity and equality at all levels and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, with studentships available as either 1+3 (one year full time research training Masters + three years full time Doctoral study, or part time equivalent) or +3 (three years fulltime Doctoral study, or part time equivalent), based at one of the Universities, with the opportunity where appropriate for co-supervision across institutions.

Closing date: 1st February 2018, 4pm. Successful candidates will be expected to commence their studies on 1st October 2018.

The role of sport in the manifestation and treatment of addictive behaviours

Cardiff Metropolitan University, School of Sport and Sciences, supported by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC Wales DTP) and in collaboration with Swansea University and The Living Room Cardiff, invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2018 with the above title. 

The research programme will involve close collaboration with The Living Room Cardiff and aims to explore the relationship between participation in sport and addictive behaviour. The project will examine how hereditary, personality, environmental and cultural factors operate before and during active addiction in various sports contexts.  There will also be a focus on the concept of ‘recovery capital’ and sport’s role therein. The successful applicant will have a strong background in addiction studies, social psychology, sociology or philosophy and an interest in understanding addictive behaviour.  An aptitude for advanced qualitative methods is also essential.  The project will be supervised by a team led by Professor Carwyn Jones (Cardiff Met), and includes Dr Camilla Knight (Swansea University).

Closing date:  The deadline for applications is 2nd February 2018, 12.00 noon. Incomplete applications, applications that do not conform to the guidelines , or applications received after the specified time will not be accepted. 

KESSII Scholarships

Details of KESSII Scholarships currently available at Cardiff Metropolitan University, please follow the link below:

KESSII Scholarships