Vision Sciences, Ph.D. | Cardiff University | Cardiff, United Kingdom
36 months
Duration
24450 GBP/year
4712 GBP/year
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About

The Cardiff University's PhD in Vision Sciences comprises student-led research across a wide range of disciplines, from molecular and cell biology to neuroscience and clinical studies of human vision.

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Overview

A PhD by research in Vision Sciences , at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, from Cardiff University , is based around a specific, well-defined research topic.

 All students have regular meetings with their supervisory team, as well as an advisor who is not directly involved with the project, and is able to objectively monitor the progress of the research, and to provide independent guidance. In addition to the core research topic, the School provides a diverse programme of transferrable skills training, which complements the Doctoral Academy Programme.

Programme aims

To provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and expertise for post doctoral/lectureship/academic positions in vision science research, neuroscience, molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology and vision science as well as for research positions in industry, the Health Service, scientific informatics and science writing.

Career Prospects 

Those who successfully gain their research degree generally find employment commensurate with their academic achievement within six months of graduation. Positions include postdoctorate or lectureships within Universities, senior appointments within NHS Trusts, professional service appointments within major optometric companies, pharmaceutical, and other industry employment such as Novartis, Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Programme Structure

Research is currently aligned with four themes comprising

  • Visual Neuroscience,
  • Retinal Degeneration and Ageing
  • Structural Biophysics
  • Visual Rehabilitation.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable for graduates in optometry, medicine, psychology, social science, physics, biology, biochemistry, mathematics or any relevant scientific discipline.
  • A First or Upper Second class UK Honours degree, master's degree, or equivalent is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4712 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4712 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Vision Sciences.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Fulbright-Cardiff University scholarship
Merit-based

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Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
16 Jun 2024
Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship Postgraduate taught awards
Merit-based Need-based

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Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Cardiff University Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based

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Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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FHE Health
Location not available

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