Cardiff University the United Kingdom

About Cardiff University

With a wide choice of degree programmes, as well as strong employment prospects upon completion of your degree, Cardiff University has a great deal to offer.

Set in the city's magnificent civic centre, it is difficult to imagine a more attractive place to study.

Research-informed teaching

Established in 1883, Cardiff University enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales’ only Russell Group university. It was ranked top 5 UK University for research quality and impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Flexible study options

There are more than 350 degree programmes at Cardiff University and a modular system which provides a large amount of flexibility and choice. The University has links with more than 300 top-ranked institutions, which gives students an opportunity to study abroad.

Please visit our website to find out more about the degree programmes at Cardiff University.

Career prospects

Our graduates remain among UK’s most employable, in fact, the Higher Education Statistics Agency found that 97% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities, such as travelling in the Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18.

From the very beginning, throughout studies and after graduation, the Careers and Employability service is readily available to assist students with both developing and achieving career goals.

Students involved in extra-curricular activities and work experience can participate in the Cardiff Award Programme, which provides formal recognition of employability skills gained during these activities.

Student Life

Cardiff combines all the advantages of a compact, friendly, and inexpensive location with the cultural and recreational facilities you would expect from a capital city with the added benefit of being near to the beautiful Welsh countryside and coast.

Ranked 3rd best Students’ Union in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020), Y Plas our multi-purpose venue, The Great Hall and the Taf are among the Union’s many attractions. With more than 200 cultural, political, religious, social, and sporting societies to cater for all types of interests, you can be sure of a lively social experience at Cardiff University.

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What students think about Cardiff University

    Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021

    Testimonial from Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021, student at Cardiff University

    Cardiff really is surrounded by some scenic gems. It’s in the middle of everything and is so well connected with transport links that you can get pretty much everywhere and anywhere you want. 

    Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020

    Testimonial from Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020, student at Cardiff University

    I chose Cardiff because it felt right. It was the first open day I attended and even on that first visit I just really liked the feel of the city, with it already feeling like home. 

    Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022

    Testimonial from Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022, student at Cardiff University

    People are super friendly, and the city is affordable for students . . . There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out with your friends. 

Location of Cardiff University

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Courses at Cardiff University

There are 592 courses listed from Cardiff University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Accommodation Information for Students

With 16 different residences, providing more than 5,500 study bedrooms, students can apply for a room that best suits their preferences, interests, and budgets. We provide a supportive, friendly community with exciting events run throughout the year by our Residences Life Team.


Facts about Cardiff University

  • Year institution founded: 1883
  • Total enrolled: 33260

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