Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while enjoying a wide variety of courses that can be tailored to any aspirations.
Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact1, is among the top 30 universities in the UK2 and is a world top 160 university3. A degree from Cardiff University will open doors for you across the globe. Our students are in such high demand by employers that 96% of graduates enter employment or further study shortly after graduating.
The University has a vibrant student community with more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, as well as one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK. Our international community is active and welcoming, with students coming from more than 130 countries.
As a city, Cardiff has a low cost of living and is friendly, safe, and diverse. Breath-taking beaches, national parks and mountains are all easily accessible and you’ll find a vibrant arts and music community as well as great shopping, world-class sporting events and an exciting food scene.