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NameCardiff Metropolitan University
AddressStudent Recruitment & Admissions,
Tel029 2041 6070
Fax029 2041 6286
Address and LocationCardiff Metropolitan University is on of Wales' oldest universities, having been founded in 1865. The university is now made up of five different academic schools: Cardiff School of Art Design, Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff School of Health Science, Cardiff School of Management and Cardiff School of Sport.
Background and HistoryCardiff Metropolitan University celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. The University first came into existence in 1865 when the first Cardiff School of Art was founded. Since then, the university has expanded and now operates across two campuses and is home to over 17,000 students, studying from a choice of a 100 different courses.
Location and Accessibility
Cardiff Metropolitan University is split into two different campuses: Llandaff Campus and Cyncoed Campus.
Llandaff Campus: Home to the schools of Health Sciences, Management and Art and Design, Llandaff campus is a 20 minute walk from Waun-Gron railway station, which is on the City Line.
The Campus can also be reached during term time by the U1, U2 and U3/U4 MetRider buses which travel hourly to the campus from Cyncoed campus, Roath, Cathays and Cardiff city centre.
Cyncoed Campus: Home to the School of Education and the School of Sport, Cyncoed campus is a 25 minute walk away from Heath High Level and Heath Low Level railway stations on the Rhymney and Coryton lines.
The Campus can also be reached by bus - the 52/52A travels from the city centre every 15 minutes, while during term time the U1 MetRider bus travels between the two campuses every hour.
What's on OfferThere are many different courses on offer at Cardiff Met, these include: Bachelor degrees (Hons), Masters degrees, Diplomas, Certificates, part-time and full-time courses, Postgraduate Diplomas, PhDs and Postgraduate Scholarships.
Entry RequirementsEntry requirements vary depending on the course of study that you wish to apply for. For more detailed information see the specific course page on the university website.
University AccommodationThe university has 1,000 study bedrooms for students across two of its campuses, Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn, which is close to Llandaff campus. As well as offering single study rooms, the university also has an arrangement with several private halls of residence in the local area.
Private AccommodationThe university housing team holds an extensive list of private houses that are available to rent by students throughout the academic year. Many of the landlords on this list have worked in partnership with the university for many years and can therefore be trusted to look after students needs. They will also have been accredited through Landlord Accreditation Wales.
Courses and Fees
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileCardiff Met is very strong in terms of research and ranked as the highest post-1992 university for research in a 2014 REF assessment. This put Cardiff Met in 41st place in the UK in terms of research and saw 80% of its research portfolio regarded as world leading.
Tuition FeesFees for undergraduate courses are currently set at £9,000, but Welsh students may be eligible for a non-repayable tuition fee grant from the Welsh government. Fees for postgraduate and international students vary so it is advisable to contact the university directly for more information.
There are a variety of bursaries and scholarships available for Cardiff Met students, including Postgraduate Scholarships, Study First Awards, Sports Scholarships and Care Leavers bursaries.
Academic FacilitiesBoth Llandaff and Cyncoed campus have excellent facilities, with millions of pounds recently invested in them. Each of the five academic schools has its own research library, as well as all the other facilities necessary for your study.
Other on-site AmenitiesLlandaff and Cyncoed campuses both have on-site coffee shops, refectories and sports facilities. Cyncoed also houses the Athletics Union, while Llandaff has the Student Union, an on-site shop and a Starbucks and Costa coffee.
Medical and Social Care
Cardiff Met is served by a local GP practice for registered students at Cyncoed campus, while University Nursing Officers provide a drop-in service at Cyncoed and Howard Gardens. Free counselling is also available during term time for all Cardiff Met students and the university also runs a confidential e-counselling service. The University is also one of a handful in the UK to offer a hypnotherapy service to its students.
What's on in the Area
One of Europe's youngest capital cities, Cardiff is a bustling, metropolitan city, yet it is still small enough to navigate easily. Described by Lonely Planet as the 'epitome of cool', it has a vibrant student culture, with many places to eat, drink and socialise in Cardiff Bay. The Millennium Stadium, the home of Welsh Rugby is also a popular destination for sport and music fans alike.
Cardiff Met has excellent employability statistics, with a 2013 survey stating that 94% of graduates entered employment or further study within six months of graduating from the university. Graduates are also entitled to use the university's Career Development Service up to three years after graduation.
Did you know?
Over 30 current and former students and staff of the university competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games, including Helen Glover who won two Gold medals for pairs rowing and Aled Davies who won Gold for throwing the discuss.
The University has also taught 7 Captains of the Welsh rugby team and 15 members of the British Lions team.