Research course


Cardiff University · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd class UK honours degree or equivalent is usually required.

Suitable for graduates in biological and related sciences, including anatomy, physiology and pathology, aural and oral sciences, biomedical sciences, biology, chemistry, computer science and informatics, forensic science, genetics, medicine, neuroscience, optometry and vision sciences, mathematics and statistics, pharmacology, psychology, sport sciences and zoology.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research is led by internationally renowned researchers running dynamic research programmes, with access to a range of state-of-the-art technology facilities. Our reputation is reflected in the tens of millions of pounds in research funding that we attract annually and by our consistent high level of publications in top international journals. We encourage high-level interdisciplinary collaborations, both nationally and internationally.

We are ranked 13th in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. In this assessment 60% of our research was deemed ‘outstanding’ for its impact in terms of its reach and significance.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
84 months


part time
60 months
full time
24 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

School of Biosciences Education Office
+44 (0) 29 2087 4129