Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff, Wales, UK

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Cardiff Metropolitan University
Located in Wales’s vibrant capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University has a rich history of welcoming students from around the world to study in our career-focused programmes. We trace our history back to 1865 when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff. Since then, we have developed into a university that remains rooted in Wales while providing a practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research, and innovation undertaken in partnership between our students and governments, business, and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society, and the economy. We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.

Our schools
With two campuses in the Llandaff and Cyncoed areas of the city, the University offers three-year bachelor’s honour degrees and one- to two-year master’s degrees. For PhD interest, most students complete in three years.
With a broad range of subjects, stu
dents can study within five academic schools:
• Cardiff School of Art & Design
• Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy
• Cardiff School of Management
• Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences
• Cardiff School of Technologies

Accredited programmes
Our connections and collaborations ensure that staff with relevant expertise and qualifications teach our students, allowing them to meet employer needs. Many of our undergraduate degree programmes are accredited, approved, or have support from established external organisations such as ACCA, CIMA, British Psychological Society (BPS), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Institute of Biomedical Science, and the Institute of Food Science & Technology.

Internships and industry placements
Whether you study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, there will be opportunities for you to gain industry experience and network with professionals to be career ready at the end of your studies.

We now have a number of two-year master’s programmes that incorporate such opportunities. Those currently offered include MBA, Advanced Computer Science, Data Science, Events Project Management, Food Science and Technology, Applied Public Health, and Biomedical Sciences.

Study or work abroad
In an ever-changing, competitive graduate market, enhancing your degree has never been so important. As such, many of our courses offer opportunities to study abroad or take part in field trips. Cardiff Met students have explored destinations including California, China, Florence, Greece, Hong Kong, and many more.

Our community
We educate over 16,000 students from more than 140 countries worldwide, providing students with the chance to experience cultures from all over the world.

Our students are more than just a number to us—we’re a close-knit community, where you’ll benefit from small class sizes, a personal tutor aside from your subject lecturers, free study skills support, and so much more.

We continue to invest in student facilities, with over £70 million of completed and planned developments to enhance your student experience.​

We truly have something for everyone here! If you would like more information or wish to speak to us, you can arrange a call by contacting Regional Manager Nicola Brabyn at or


Why choose Cardiff Metropolitan University?

Cardiff Metropolitan achieved a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) HEFCE 2017.

The University is situated in the vibrant capital city of Cardiff. The city boasts all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan destination but in a friendly, safe, and affordable space.

85% of students at Cardiff Metropolitan agree or strongly agree that overall they are satisfied with the quality of their coursework (National Student Survey 2019).

Through work placement programmes and the promotion of student entrepreneurship, our focus on employability has ensured that 95% of our graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2016).

The University has been ranked as the top post-1992 university in the UK for “world leading” (four stars) or “internationally excellent” (three stars) research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), rising 62 places from the previous year.

The University competes at the highest level in British Universities & Colleges Sport leagues, regularly winning championships across a wide range of sports. A number of our teams also compete in domestic leagues such as WBBL league (basketball), Welsh Premier league (men’s football), Welsh Women’s Premier league (women’s football), Welsh leagues (athletics), Super league, WRU Championship league (rugby), and MCCU league as well as professional county teams (MCC cricket).

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