Cardiff - A Capital City
Lively, elegant, confident, cosmopolitan, Cardiff caters for all tastes, offering everything from the excitement of a vibrant city
life to the peace and tranquility of the nearby coast and countryside.
Cardiff is well established as ‘Europe’s Youngest Capital’ but its history dates back more than 2000 years to the Romans. It was
once one of the busiest ports in the world, exporting the coal which fuelled the industrial revolution.
Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research
Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to
teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement.
The most recent known destinations of Cardiff's graduates is as follows:
90% of graduates go on to Employment / Further Study
6% of graduates' destinations are unknown
4% of graduates are unemployed
Reasons To Choose Cardiff
Cardiff University offers excellent academic standards, modern study facilities, a lively social life and a friendly atmosphere.
Located in the heart of a vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city, the University also provides an attractive environment in which to
live and study.
A long-established university located in Cardiff’s magnificent Civic Centre
21 subject areas assessed as ‘Excellent’ for teaching in Government-sponsored assessments of teaching quality
Independently ranked 7th out of 106 British universities for the quality of academic research
More than 380 undergraduate degree programmes, many offering flexibility and choice
An international reputation drawing students from over 100 countries
Attractive location in a successful and modern capital city
Guaranteed accommodation in high quality Halls of Residence
A purpose-built Students’ Union, widely acknowledged as one of the most successful in Britain
Extensive sports and recreational facilities located near Halls of Residence
Active European links providing opportunities to study abroad
City & Regional Planning
Earth, Ocean and Planetary Science
English, Communication and Philosophy
History and Archaeology
Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Manufacturing Engineering Centre
Nursing and Midwifery
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Religious and Theological Studies
Cardiff University Scholarships
Cardiff University also offers a limited number of postgraduate studentships for both taught and research schemes, including
Journalism Postgraduate Bursaries, and MSc in Bioinformatics Bursaries. Other scholarships
The Undergraduate sources of funding at Cardiff University are from our Business School, Law School, School of Engineering,
School of English, Communication and Philosophy and School of Pharmacy.
Tuition Fees 2008-09
Arts Courses £9,100
Science Courses £11,700
Cardiff University is one of the most successful and ambitious Universities in the UK. Cardiff has a long-established tradition of
welcoming students from overseas to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We currently have over 3000 students from
more than 100 countries studying at the University.
Cardiff University offers a first class environment in which to live and study. In addition to providing students with modern and
well-equipped teaching facilities, the University has always attached great importance to the provision of high quality residences
University’s residences and provides a range of social amenities and excellent sports facilities
Shared kitchen/dining/living areas
Flats for 4-7 students
Network connection point
Wheelchair accessible accommodation