We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Established in 1883, Cardiff University world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact, and our 300+ undergraduate degrees are recognised worldwide. Cardiff is ranked 122nd in the world and is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities. Each year we welcome over 4,000 international students from 120 countries. Whatever your chosen field of study or research, you can be sure that you will be working with internationally respected academics, enjoying a great social life and making lifelong friends from across the world.
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. Through this blend of long-term established tradition and cutting-edge innovation, Cardiff University offers a stimulating environment for higher education study and research. Cardiff University is also a member of the elite Russell Group of Britain’s top 24 leading research universities. It is ranked 5th in the UK for research quality (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) and is ranked in the top 125 Universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016).
The University’s breadth of expertise in research-led teaching encompasses the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; journalism and business studies; engineering and technology; and a commitment to lifelong learning. According to the latest QS World University Rankings by subject 2015, Cardiff University is amongst the world’s elite institutions in 25 of 33 subjects.
Cardiff University is a global community. International students comprise 13 per cent of the total student population, and Cardiff University is located in the capital city of Wales, a welcoming metropolitan environment. The city is not only cheaper to live in than other large UK cities like London and Edinburgh, but is also full of cultural attractions and entertainment venues. Cardiff promises to be a lively, friendly, and spacious city. Recently, our campus has been used to film exciting BBC productions such as Sherlock and Doctor Who!
Government performance indicators show that Cardiff University’s students are more likely to succeed in their studies, with first-year completion rates considerably higher than averages in the UK. Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013 praised Cardiff University as “one of the best institutions in Britain.”