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Research Students

​Welcome and congratulations on being offered a place on a Research programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Cardiff Met is an excellent choice for Postgraduate Study. We pride ourselves in having a strong reputation in applied research and an active engagement with business and industry. Research undertaken by our academic staff is invariably at the cutting edge of knowledge exploration, thus enriching the students' experience and their academic development. Whether you are joining us as a full or part-time Research student, we can offer you first-class, unique research opportunities.

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Enrolment Information

Please click here for enrolment details and a step-by-step guide on how to self enrol. In order to self enrol your status with Cardiff Met must be Unconditional Firm (UF) and you will be sent a notification email to confirm you are able to proceed. Following enrolment, research students are made Academic Associates and have the status of academic staff, receiving a staff ID card and access to staff facilities/resources.

Induction and Joining Information

All new Post Graduate researchers enrolling in September 2019 will be expected to attend an informal Meet and Greet session to be given a brief overview of Registry, Finance, Research processes, an indication of facilities at School and University level and resources available (including IT.)

This will take place on Monday 23rd September at Cardiff Metropolitan University's Llandaff Campus.

You will be contacted in due course with further details. 

Formal Induction will then take place between 14th – 16th October 2019.

Meet and Greet (all PGR, unless stated)

  • 23 September 2019
  • 13 January 2020 (excluding Professional Doctorates/Taught Docs)
  • 27 April 2020

All will be held in the Hospitality Suite, School of Management, Llandaff Campus.

Induction (all PGR, unless stated)

  • 14 - 16 October 2019 (PhD Candidates: 15-16 October 2019)
  • 18 - 19 February 2020 (excluding Professional Doctorates/Taught Docs)
  • 12 - 14 May 2020 (PhD Candidates: 12-13 May 2020)

To be held in the School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Rooms to be confirmed.

Joining Information

For all School research programmes, please notify your Director of Studies once you have enrolled and you will be provided with further joining information.

Fees and Finance

For Fees and Finance information please click here.

Research Studies Manual

You'll find links to your Research Studies Manual below.

The manual is an invaluable tool which includes:

Cardiff Met's Handbook for Postgraduate Researchers

Cardiff Met's Code of Practice

Cardiff Met's Regulations

Skills Record

Cardiff Met's Ethical Approval Process

Cardiff Metropolitan University abides by the Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) code of practice for Admissions.

School Research Contacts

Art & Design

Dr Stephen Thompson
T: 029 2020 5554


Dr Stephen-Mark Cooper
T: 029 2020 5817

Health Sciences

Dr Jenny Mercer
T: 029 2041 6862


Prof Andrew Thomas (Associate Dean - Research)
Dr Claire Haven-Tang (Graduate Studies Co-ordinator)
T: 029 2041 6348

Product Design (PDR)

Dr Andrew Walters
T: 029 2041 6753


Dr Stephen-Mark Cooper
T: 029 2020 5817

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