Founded in 1883, Cardiff is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students.
— Ranked 5th in the UK (REF 2014) for the quality of our research and 2nd in the UK for its impact.
— The university has 2 Nobel Prize winners amongst its world-leading staff including Sir Martin Evans for Medicine and Robert Huber for Chemistry.
— A member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities.
— Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
English, Communication & Philosophy
History, Archaeology & Religion
Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies
Planning & Geography
Politics & International Relations
Biomedical & Life Sciences
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry & Vision Sciences
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Earth & Ocean Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Cardiff’s English language teaching centre offers a variety of courses ranging from 8 weeks to 9 months, which cater for most language levels and abilities. The English for University Study programme provides students with the skills and language skills needed for academic and professional life. The pre-sessional courses are designed for students holding offers from or applying to Cardiff University.
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one-year academic programme taught Cardiff University and is designed to give students the skills they need to progress to a variety of degree programmes. The IFP can be undertaken in the broad areas of Business, Engineering or Health & Life Sciences.
Undergraduate: Approximately £7,645
Postgraduate: Approximately £9,573
Fees and Finance
|Standard International student fees 2015/16|
| Programme Type
|Business||£14,500||£16,470 - £18,660|
Employability and Careers
Cardiff graduates have an excellent reputation and with the fact that over 95.5% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months demonstrates that they are highly sought after by employers.
Cardiff is ranked the Russell Group’s highest in the student employability stakes - ahead of leading UK universities like Oxford and Cambridge.