Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is in the top tier of Britain's research universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city.
Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. Cardiff University provides an educationally outstanding experience for its students with over 300 courses that you can tailor to your ambitions and interests.
Studying at Cardiff University may be different from the style of teaching in your country. You will be expected to use the libraries and internet to research topics. You will be asked to contribute your opinion, collate information and present evidence. Your own ideas will be encouraged. Cardiff University is an innovator in ‘problem- based’ learning. This means your lecturers will set you a ‘problem’ and you will have to work out the answer. This is a much more effective method of learning than just from a book.
The University representative Josh Fairweatherand will be happy to guide and assist you applying to Cardiff. If you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or would like advice and guidance, please do not hesitate to contact Josh using the enquiry form on the right.
Cardiff University is part of the elite Russell Group of top research-based universities in the UK. Cardiff graduates benefit from research-informed courses which reflect the latest information and are taught by globally-respected staff in excellent facilities. As a result, your degree will be recognised worldwide, enhancing your career opportunities. University's breadth of expertise encompasses the Humanities, Physical, Health and Life sciences, Engineering and Technology.
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Cardiff is located on the coast of South Wales, which has beautiful national parks and beaches only 30 minutes away. Cardiff is approximately 230km (145 miles) west of London and is easily accessed by train in about 2 hours. Cardiff has excellent transport links (ranked 1st in the UK for the most transport friendly city) with an international airport that has flights to many cities in Europe.