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Cardiff University

Cardiff University

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(4.2) 1114 reviews

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38 / 131
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Source: Complete University Guide 2019

Cardiff University is a Russell Group institution in the heart of Wales’ capital.

We have a community of nearly 32,000 students, with over 23,000 studying for an undergraduate degree. There are more than 350 degree programmes available across a range of subject areas, many of which are ranked within the top 5 and top 10 in the UK. Our students learn from leading academics in their field, and we have been ranked 5th in the UK for research quality and impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Cardiff University is at the heart of the vibrant capital city of Wales, which was ranked the 3rd best capital city in Europe for quality of life (European Cities Survey 2015) and the second most affordable UK student city (NatWest Student Living Index 2018).

As well as providing a fantastic social arena and beautiful location, Cardiff University also promises a quality education, with 96% of our graduates landing a job or securing further education within 6 months of leaving us (HESA 2016/17).

The Cathays Park campus is located in the magnificent and historic Civic Centre, while the Heath Park campus is situated at the University Hospital of Wales. With millions of pounds being invested in the student experience, Cardiff University offers innovative facilities, cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art buildings, creating an environment where students can flourish and fulfil their potential. Surrounded by parks and with all the amenities of a modern capital city within walking distance, it is difficult to imagine a more attractive place to study.

Cardiff University is open for clearing with opportunities available across a range of subjects for September 2019 entry. Find out more about the programmes we have available and start your Cardiff journey today!

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Cardiff University

PO Box 921 Cardiff CF10 3XQ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Heath High Level  1.9 miles away

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