Cardiff Metropolitan University offers the opportunity to study in one of Europe's most dynamic and cosmopolitan capital city locations, without the high cost of living of most cities - plus Wales' beautiful coast and mountains are on the doorstep. The city is young, prosperous and vibrant, full of character and atmosphere with a range of first class facilities for sport, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing.  
The university is made up of five academic schools, which specialise in courses that are career orientated and which have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Many of the courses are professionally accredited and offer work placements ensuring excellent career prospects upon graduation. This focus on employability has seen 94% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 6 months of graduation*.

In November 2014, our commitment to enhancing the student experience was recongised at the Times Higher Education Awards, where Cardiff Met won the award for 'Most Improved Student Experience Award' int he UK - as voted for by students.​​

Courses are available in the areas of:

  • Accounting, Economics & Finance
  • Art & Design
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Computing & Information Systems
  • Dance
  • Educational Studies & Teacher Training
  • English, Creativity & Contemporary Media
  • Environmental Health & Trading Standards
  • Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Health Care & Complementary Therapies
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sport
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Events

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013

location of

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Western Avenue
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 0.6 miles away

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Student Reviews of

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Overall rating     (77 Reviews)

Cardiff Metropolitan University average rating

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One Favourable

studied PGCE Secondary PE at Cardiff Metropolitan University and says:

I would highly recommend this university to students. The facilities are ex...

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studied Textiles BA (Hons) at Cardiff Metropolitan University and says:

Terrible I wish I went elsewhere. I have been treated atrociously in my fin...

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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 90th

*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015

Student stats

Source: HESA, 2013 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)
  • 88 : 12Full time: Part time
  • 88 : 12UK: International
  • 70 : 30Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 65 : 35School Leavers : Mature students
  • 8,730Total undergraduate students

Graduate prospects

Source: DLHE, 2014 (note: only applies to first year full time students)
  • 94% % in job or further study

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