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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.

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 postgraduate researchers enrolling in 2022/2023 are expected to attend an informal 'Meet & Greet' session followed by a more formal Induction. The 'Meet & Greet' will provide you with an opportunity to engage with key members of staff who will be involved with your research degree. Induction will introduce you to key topics which are relevant to the initial stages of your postgraduate researcher study. 

Please note:  These events are usually held on campus but due to current Covid 19 conditions, for the events in September and October, it is proposed that 'Meet & Greet' and Induction, will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. 

START DATES (all PGR, unless stated)

September intake

Enrolment 19th September 2022; followed by Meet & Greet 28th September 2022; and Induction on the week commencing 17th October 2022.

January intake

Enrolment 9th January 2023; followed by Meet & Greet 18th January 2023; and Induction on the week commencing 6th February 2023.

April intake

Enrolment 24th April 2023; followed by Meet & Greet 10th May 2023; and Induction on the week commencing 22nd May 2023.

Joining Information

School of Art and Design Research Programmes

For all other 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
E: smcooper​
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 Rhodri Lloyd
T: 029 2020 7062

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