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Overview of Cardiff University

Cardiff Metropolitan University was once a school of art called Cardiff School of Art, established in 1865. Three more institutions sprang up from the same roots—Cardiff College of Food Technology and Commerce at Crwys Road (1940), Cardiff Training College, Heath Park (1950) and Llandaff Technical College, Western Avenue (1954). These four merged to form South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education in 1976. This later went to become University of Wales, Cardiff, before becoming Cardiff Metropolitan University.

About 11000 students are studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University, working for their bachelor’s and master’s degree in various areas of study.

Cardiff University Acceptance Rate

Cardiff University acceptance rate and how hard it is to get accepted?

The acceptance rate of Cardiff University is 19.14%. There were 25,285 applicants in the month of June 2018 and out of which 4,840 students are accepted.

Cardiff Metropolitan University courses

Cardiff Metropolitan offers undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time study programmes in more than 130 subjects through its five schools;

Cardiff Metropolitan University Faculties and Schools

Faculties and schools

  • Cardiff School of Art & Design
  • Cardiff School of Education
  • Cardiff School of Management
  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
  • Cardiff School of Technologies

Cardiff Metropolitan University Ranking

World Ranking

  • QS (2018): 137th 
  • Times Higher Education or THE (2020): 801-1000th 

National Ranking

  • The Complete University Guide (2020): 96
  • The Guardian (2020): 99
  • The Times / Sunday Times (2020): 110

Teaching Excellence Framework: Silver.


Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Ancient and Medieval History BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Architectural Engineering (International) (Year in Industry) MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Architectural Engineering (International) MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Architectural Engineering (Year in Industry) MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Architectural Engineering MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Architectural Engineering with Year in Europe (France) MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
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The University of Cardiff campus is located about 2 km from the central train and bus station, with Cardiff airport just 17 km away and London just over 2 hours by train. Cardiff is one of the fastest growing capitals in Europe and is highly popular with learners who are attracted to its low price of living, nightlife, sports equipment and culture.

Student Life

The university boasts of all facilities that modern educational institutions have: lab, libraries, the Internet, food and drink outlets, students counselling and even, in some cases, financial assistance. Life in Cardiff is normal as in any city in the UK. The city is student-friendly, cost-effective and combines the benefits of a big city with all the advantages such as cost of living, commuting and even-paced lifestyle of a small city. The university also provides scholarships and bursaries besides personal advice on study, money and well-being. 

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Fun Facts
  • They will strive to pronounce your street name when your friends visit home. For our non-Cardiff college friends, Glynrhondda and Rhymney are difficult
  • In a city renowned for its rainy reputation, you might be shocked to learn that Cardiff has more sunlight hours than Milan in Italy!
  • There are still three castles in Cardiff ; Cardiff Castle, built in the 12th century ; St Fagan's Castle, built in the 16th century ; and Castle Coch, built in the 11th century and rebuilt in the late 17th century.
  • Although Cardiff is at one time the richest city in the world, it is still the smallest capital in Europe.

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