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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 2024/2025 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. ​

Start dates 2024/25 (all PGR, unless stated):

  • 30th April 2024: Enrolment and Meet & Greet, followed by Induction on the week commencing 13th May 2024.

  • 30th September 2024: Enrolment and Meet & Greet, followed by Induction on the week commencing 14th October 2024.

  • 31st January 2025Enrolment and Meet & Greet, followed by Induction on the week commencing 17th February 2025.

  • 30th April 2025: Enrolment and Meet & Greet​, followed by Induction on the week commencing 19th May 2025.​​

Joining Information

​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 Kate North
T: 029 2020 5817

Health Sciences

Dr Jenny Mercer
T: 029 2041 6862


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

Product Design (PDR)

Prof Andrew Walters
T: 029 2041 6753


Prof​ Rhodri Lloyd
T: 029 2020 7062

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