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Postgraduate, Professional & Research Study


​This is the capital of renewed ambitions, changing directions, thinking beyond the horizon, reinvigorated ideas, redefining the challenge and finessing your character, reshaping thoughts, reassessing mindsets, forming partnerships, mentoring those around you.

At Cardiff Met our postgraduate programmes will further develop your specialist subject knowledge, support your career aspirations and provide a springboard for further study.

With academics engaged in the industry and research, our programmes are oriented toward practice-focused and professionally recognised education, ensuring high impact by meeting industry needs and influencing governmental bodies, organisations, and networks across our subjects.

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Tuition fees and financial support for postgraduate students.

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Find out more about your chosen course at our Postgraduate Open Days.

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Alumni Discount

20% reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met graduates enrolling onto postgraduate programmes*
* Terms Apply

Student Tom in front of wall of design work 

“My main reason for studying the MSc was to further prepare me for industry. While I believe that the undergraduate course offered more than enough preparation for a role as a designer, I knew I could get more from the postgraduate; a chance to get one step ahead of the competition and develop a more detailed approach to product design.”

Tom ​Fantom
Product Design – MSc/PgD/PgC

95% of our postgraduate students are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation*
* Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey

Michael Hughes, Programme Director for MSc Sport & Exercise Science 

“At postgraduate level, we are often preparing students for careers in research or professional practice, and these themes run parallel through my own career path. My experiences inform teaching, and our programmes are designed to help students set off on their own career paths. The relatively small group sizes enable real discussion and skill development, allowing for the needs of students to be met in our supervision, teaching and guidance.”

Michael Hughes, PhD
Programme Director for MSc Sport & Exercise Science

Training the Next Generation of Teachers
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Logo - Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education

We are home to one of the largest centres of teacher education and training in the UK. If you are a graduate with a passion for your subject, we offer courses that lead to qualified teacher status.

PGCE Primary

PGCE Secondary

Research Study

With a thriving postgraduate research community studying across a wide variety of subjects, we have a strong commitment to undertaking and supporting research at the cutting edge of knowledge exploration.

We offer three routes for postgraduate research – MPhil, PhD, and Professional Doctorates. In most cases, both full and part-time study options are available.


The MPhil is awarded for producing a thesis of up to 60,000 words which provides a critical evaluation and analysis of a body of knowledge or an original contribution to learning or knowledge. A PhD is awarded for producing a thesis of up to 100,000 words or equivalent, which provides both.

Research Degrees

Professional Doctorates

Professional Doctorates combine a taught component with the production of a thesis of up to 60,000 words and a portfolio of professional development. The suite of Professional Doctorates offered at Cardiff Met is wide ranging and encompasses research interests from across the institution.

Professional Doctorates

No 2 in the UK Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2022 with a general satisfaction of 90%.

PhD student Abbie with laptop in hand 

“My experience as a postgraduate student has been one of tremendous personal, academic, and professional growth. The staff are caring, encouraging, and have made me feel like part of a team. My supervisors have guided me in a way that has greatly developed my confidence and independence.

The research I conducted during my PhD has allowed me to help develop state-of-the-art technology, software and novel guidelines that have had real life implications in the Welsh food industry.”

Abbie Lawrence
PhD, Cardiff School of Art & Design

Research Excellence Framework

Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 showed Cardiff Met produced world-leading research across its entire submission, with nearly two thirds of research outputs found to be Internationally Excellent or World Leading.

Cardiff Met Delivers World-Leading Research and Impact

Global Academies

Global Academies brings together our research expertise to develop inter-disciplinary, international and impactful approaches to some of the most entrenched challenges affecting us. Through our strengths in education, research and innovation, we aim to help improve the world around us collaboratively and compassionately.

Global Academies