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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 expertise 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.

Excellence in Teaching

We maintain a high standard 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 60 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 range of other 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, its city region and beyond, is also home to a diverse industry landscape, including including Life and Bio Sciences, ICT, Creative Industries, Engineering, Energy and Environment as well as Professional 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.

Languages for All

Our Languages for All programme allows you the chance to improve your language skills alongside your studies free of charge.

The Graduate Centre

Dedicated to meeting the needs of our postgraduate community, the Graduate Centre provides a wide range of social and study facilities and services, exclusive to postgraduates, which complement those offered by our Academic Schools.