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Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries.

The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with 87% of their research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Its main Cathays Park campus is located in Cardiff’s city centre, with a second campus shared with the University Hospital Wales. There are a number of academic schools which are organised into three broader colleges:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • College of Physical Sciences and Engineering

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About the Cardiff University

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities, Cardiff University received its Royal Charter in 1883, Located in Cardiff, Wales, the University has a thriving postgraduate community, which gives students the option to choose from over 200 taught and research qualifications. In 2012, Cardiff University was ranked 143rd globally by the QS World University Rankings.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

38% Part Time
62% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018

60%

UK students

40%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

23,065 Undergraduate
8,490 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018

46%

School leavers

54%

Mature students

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