Like what you see at Cardiff Metropolitan University?


  • Cardiff Met is ranked 8th in the UK for Employability in the Uni Compare University Guide 2023
  • UK & Ireland University of the Year 2021 (Times Higher Education Awards)
  • Cardiff is ranked as the most affordable student city in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2022)

Cardiff Metropolitan University can trace its ancestry back to the opening of the Cardiff School of Art in 1865. The two campuses at Llandaff and Cyncoed are within easy reach of Cardiff’s vibrant city centre.

It’s a close-knit community: students benefit from small class sizes and supportive tutors, and have the benefit of living in one of the UK’s most affordable cities.

There’s a strong focus on employability. The University pledges to give its graduates the Cardiff Met EDGE – ethical, digital, global and entrepreneurial skills to develop their confidence and resilience, preparing them for life after university. It maintains close links with industry, and offers great opportunity for work placements and internships.

The University is well known for its sporting pedigree. Students take part at the highest level of national and international competition, and many have gone on to European, Commonwealth or world success.

Quick Stats

Location: Cardiff, South Wales

Number of students: 12,620

(Undergraduate: 8,485; postgraduate: 4,130; international: 2,910)*
*Figures from Higher Education Student Statistics (HESA), 2021/22

Contact: 029 2041 6070 / +44 29 2041 6070

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With in six months, 92% of graduates from Welsh universities are employed or in further study
Aerial view of campus
Infographic explaining that 92% of Welsh University graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation, Panoramic view of Cardiff Met sports facilities.

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Funding Options

International and domestic students in Wales may be eligible for financial support, including scholarships, grants and bursaries, depending on where you live.