Overview

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This Russell Group university has over 8,600 postgraduate students and was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Cardiff has over 4,000 international (non EU) students every year, with more than half of those pursuing postgraduate studies.

Its main Cathays Park campus is located in the 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

Students say:

“I feel very confident in my choice of university and I am enjoying the experience wholeheartedly. The lectures prepare you for real life and there is great student life in the city”

“I love it! The university equips us really well with preparing to enter the job market. Also the students union is really good and provides a lot of activities!”

“My experience has been quite good so far! It has a lovely nice community feel and is very modern. Also because the lecturers are so passionate, it makes it engaging.”

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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, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

50% Part Time
50% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2016

61%

UK students

39%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

21,565 Undergraduate
8,905 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016

41%

School leavers

59%

Mature students

Next open day

THURSDAY
2nd

MAR2017

Postgraduate open day

You will have the perfect opportunity to: • Discover all there is to know about postgraduate taught and research study. • Find out about scholarship and funding opportunities. • Meet staff from across the Academic Schools. • Learn more about accommodation, careers and student support. • Discuss postgraduate life...

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