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Why Cardiff?

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Cardiff is one of Britain’s major teaching and research universities. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and the support we give to postgraduates.

The high quality of our academic staff, the excellence of our teaching, the Graduate Centre, our location in an attractive and affordable city, and the associated career benefits that these aspects combine to deliver are all good reasons why ambitious students from around the world choose to study here.

Whether you are being taught by staff who are early career or Professors, they will be highly qualified and, in many instances, among the leaders in their fields.

Excellence in Teaching

We maintain the highest standards of teaching to ensure students gain knowledge, skills and experience which are of lifelong value.

  • Excellent teaching informed and led by world-leading research and scholarship - teaching staff are directly involved in research.
  • Recognised and well-regarded by employers and professional bodies, we maintain strong partnerships with more than 40 professional bodies.
  • Many of our programmes are developed in close collaboration with employers.
  • In addition to programme specific skill development, you can take advantage of a large range of training opportunities to further enhance transferable generic skills which are highly valued by employers.

Attractive location

The University is attractively and conveniently located at the heart of a modern and well-connected city which provides a high quality of life.

As the capital of Wales, Cardiff also benefits from large employers such as the Admiral Group, NHS Wales, the Assembly Government and GE Aircraft Engine Services as well as national and regional headquarters of organisation such as the BBC, Barnardo's Cymru and Cancer Research Wales.

Cardiff is also at the forefront of a number of industries including Life and Bio Sciences, ICT, Creative Industries, Energy and Environment as well as Professional, Legal and Financial Services.

Career benefits

You will benefit from both the subject specific skills you develop during your course and from its award by a highly regarded University. This is reflected in our impressive graduate employment record.