Academic life at Cardiff University is challenging, innovative and rewarding. Our students learn from leading researchers and teachers who are driven by creativity and curiosity.
A Top 25 University in the UK
The university is the acknowledged leader of higher education in Wales ... It is the principality’s only member of the Russell Group of research-led universities and has two Nobel Laureates on its staff.
University Guide 2014, The Sunday
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Why choose Cardiff?
Advancing the fight against Alzheimer's, working with NASA to explore space and shaping the society in which we live; our researchers are making a real difference. We're is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact, is among the top 30 universities in the UK and is a world top 160 university.
A degree from Cardiff University open doors to exciting careers around the world - our students have access to bespoke career guidance and services to enhance employability. Graduates are in such high demand by employers that 96% enter employment or further study shortly after graduating. We are one of the UK’s most innovative, ambitious, and successful universities and recognise that our success depends largely upon the commitment, energy and enthusiasm of our people.
With over 300 courses to choose from, join us and benefit from our excellent facilities, a great student experience and as a graduate, be in demand by leading employers.
You can choose from a wide range of postgraduate research and taught degrees that will enable you to develop your knowledge and expertise.
We have a thriving innovation culture and excel in connecting industry, business, and government with our academics, nurturing student entrepreneurship and championing grass-roots business development.
Competitive scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students on a many different courses.
A wide range of courses at Cardiff University can be combined Professional Placement Years
The Students’ Union is one of the top 3 in the UK, with great facilities and adaptable spaces for students. There are more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, so everyone can find a place to call their own in Cardiff.
Campus and City
Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the top 10 most beautiful university campuses in the UK. Cardiff is also one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, and has fourth lowest average monthly rental costs.
Cardiff is friendly, safe, and diverse capital city that is very easy to live in. Breath-taking beaches, national parks and mountains are all easily accessible, alongside a city scene renowned for its vibrant arts, culture and food, great shopping and world-class sporting events.