University of Wales
Study for a Higher Degree
The University of Wales is a federal organisation and all teaching and research is carried out in the institutions of the University, not in the central University of Wales Registry in Cardiff, to which you have directed your enquiry.
Listed below are web links for the relevant institutions of the University of Wales, along with their postal address, telephone and fax numbers and an e-mail address for requesting a prospectus or making further enquiries. On the web pages will be shown the academic departments in which teaching and research are carried out at each institution.
I would advise you to browse one or more of the institution web pages and look carefully at the lists of departments. You should then contact directly the Postgraduate Admissions Office of the institution at which you wish to study.
Please note that admissions are dealt with by the Institution Registries directly and not by the University of Wales Registry.
If you are interested in studying for a higher degree by methods of study which are variously described as: correspondence, external, limited attendance, non-resident, independent, or distance learning then you are advised that it is possible to conduct research for the degree of MPhil or PhD at one of the member institutions of the University of Wales listed here, by means of part-time external study.
Initial enquiries and admissions are dealt with by the individual Institutions, not by the University of Wales Registry. Part-time external students must:
• be offered a place by the Postgraduate Admissions Office of the Institution concerned
• register/enrol as students of the Institution and pay an annual tuition fee.
If you are interested in part-time external study for a research degree (MPhil or PhD), you should check the departments of study listed on the web pages referenced below and write to the Postgraduate Admissions Officer of the Institution at which you wish to study, requesting application materials.
I hope you have found this information helpful and that you will decide to apply for admission to one of the institutions of the federal University of Wales.
D J Bradley
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Wales Swansea
University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff)
University of Wales, Lampeter
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
University of Wales College, Newport
It is also possible to conduct research at the following institutions of the University of Wales:
North East Wales Institute
Swansea Institute of Higher Education