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School of Art & Design

The Cardiff School of Art & Design fosters a vibrant and creative research culture evidenced by the range of research groups operating within disciplinary and multi-disciplinary frameworks.

Progressively broadening the scope of its research programmes into all the main areas of art and design, The School is host to a wide variety of exciting research, and is actively seeking to collaborate with academic and industry partners. It engages with cutting edge design technologies, engineering and material arts, as well as fine arts, and the history and theory of art and design.

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View further details about the Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD)

School of Education & Social Policy

Staff within the Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy have a wide range of research interests. As well as staff with established research profiles, a significant proportion of lecturers are undertaking higher degrees and developing additional research interests to contribute to the School's portfolio.

The School also has Education research links with the School of Sport, School of Art and Design and School of Health Sciences with an interdisciplinary focus.

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School of Management

Cardiff School of Management research is crucial in ensuring the vitality and health of the academic subjects we teach and 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 and much of our research is multidisciplinary, often carried out with researchers from other university faculties and knowledge networks around the world.

The five broad themes which reflect the interests and expertise of active researchers in the School are:

  • Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Governance, Accountability and Social Justice
  • Information Systems, Technology and People
  • New Economies 
  • Tourism
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School of Sport & Health Sciences


According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of the Cardiff School of Sport's research has international impact with a quarter being classified as internationally excellent or world leading. The university power rankings calculated by Research Fortnight, based on the quality and quantity of research output, shows that Cardiff Metropolitan University is ranked 6th in the UK and 1st in Wales in Unit of Assessment 46 - Sports-Related Subjects.

Health Sciences

Research in Health Sciences is encompassed by three themes; Food, Nutrition & Health, Cardiovascular Health & Ageing, and Health & Risk Management.

Our internationally recognized research is funded by the British Heart Foundation, the European Commission, and Welsh Government and has a strong applied base. We have active research programs in several allied health professions and we are home to several national centres of excellence or referral, including the Welsh Centre for Podiatric Studies, the Food Industry Centre and WHO-Collaboration Centre for Chemical Incident Management. Health Sciences hosts a vibrant and active post-graduate research environment (>65 students) with >25 funded by the KESS/KESS2 program.

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