Established in 1883, Cardiff University enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales’ only Russell Group university. It is ranked top 5 UK University for research quality and impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
With a wide choice of degree programmes, outstanding study, support and leisure facilities, 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.
Why not visit us and see for yourself why Cardiff is one of the most popular university choices.
Cardiff: the capital city of Wales
Cardiff is a thriving, beautiful city that is widely recognised as an outstanding place in which to live and study. In fact, Times Higher Education recently ranked the university as one of the top 10 most beautiful universities in the UK.
It combines all the advantages of a compact, friendly and inexpensive location with the cultural and recreational facilities you would expect from Wales' capital. As an elegant, cosmopolitan city near to Wales' remarkable landscapes, Cardiff was ranked third best capital city in Quality of Life in European Cities Survey 2015 and one of the most cost effective University Cities by Student Living Index 2018.
Studying with us
There are more than 350 degree programmes on offer at Cardiff University and a modular system which provides a large degree of flexibility and choice. The University has links with more than 300 top-ranked institutions, which gives many students an opportunity to study abroad.
Our Students’ Union is one of the biggest, best and most active in Britain (The Complete University Guide 2017). Run by students for students, it offers an exciting programme of entertainment, diverse clubs and societies and a comprehensive range of welfare and information services.
Ranked top 4 Students’ Union in the UK by Which? University Student Survey 2017, 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.
Careers and Employability
Our graduates remain among UK’s most employable, according to the latest Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education figures (2016/17). Six months after graduation, 96% of students are employed or in further education.
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.
Visiting us gives you the opportunity to explore the university campus and facilities, meet students and staff and ask questions - helping you choose the right place to study.
Our next Open Days are Saturday 15 September 2018 and Saturday 27 October 2018, 09:00-16:00.