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About Cardiff University
Cardiff University was established in 1883 and holds an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales's only Russell Group university. We were ranked 11th for impact in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework with our research boasting real-world benefits for society and the academic environment.
With over 350 courses to choose from and the benefit of a modular structure, our degrees can often be tailored to suit your interests and career aspirations providing you with large amounts of flexibility and choice.
We were ranked 13th in the UK in the Time...
Cardiff University was established in 1883 and holds an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales's only Russell Group university. We were ranked 11th for impact in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework with our research boasting real-world benefits for society and the academic environment.<br/><br/>With over 350 courses to choose from and the benefit of a modular structure, our degrees can often be tailored to suit your interests and career aspirations providing you with large amounts of flexibility and choice.<br/><br/>We were ranked 13th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2022.<br/><br/>The University has links with more than 300 top-ranked institutions, which gives students an opportunity to study abroad.
Heath Park Campus
Healthcare-related courses (excluding Pharmacy and Optometry) are based at Heath Park. It is just a mile from the city centre and next to 100 acres of parkland and playing fields.
Our Academic Schools share the site with the University Hospital of Wales, one of the largest hospitals in the UK.
Study areas and IT facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lecture theatres, seminar rooms, libraries and operating theatres are also on campus.
Residences and Students’ Union services are also at the site.
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Cardiff University Key Information
Our graduates remain amongst the UK's most employable. According to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey (2019/20) 96% 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.
From the very beginning of your time at Cardiff University, throughout your studies and after graduation, the Careers and Employability service is readily available to assist you with both developing and achieving your 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.
Cardiff is one of the UK's most affordable university cities, which offers all of the atmosphere and amenities that you’d expect from a modern capital, but in an intimate and compact setting with endless character. Nestled between the rugged coastline and breath-taking mountainous scenery of Wales, our city is a hybrid of culture, history and cosmopolitan amenities.
As one of the UK’s major sporting centres, Cardiff is home to the iconic 74,000-seat Principality Stadium. The city hosts professional football at the Cardiff City Stadium, rugby at the famous Arms Park and international cricket at Sophia Gardens. Cardiff also boasts an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a white water rafting and canoe centre, ice rink and facilities to play a range of other sports.
As you’d expect from a capital city, Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading retail destinations. Designer boutiques and high street names can be found within the St David’s Shopping Centre, which stands alongside local independent shops, numerous indoor and outdoor markets and a fascinating network of glass-canopied Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades.
Cardiff Bay’s world-class Wales Millennium Centre regularly plays host to touring West End musicals, as well as concerts, drama and ballet. The city is also home to the acclaimed Welsh National Opera, two thriving theatres, several multiscreen cinemas, comedy clubs and a well-established arts centre.
Cardiff University has also been ranked 5th by Uni Compare for UK University Student Life 2023.
Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries
The tuition fees for full-time UK students is £9,000.
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