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Cardiff Metropolitan University

4.2 out of 5 (96 ratings / 84 reviews) Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with our students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy.  We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



We trace our history back to 1865, when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff.  Since we developed into a university, we have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe.


  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Education & Social Policy
  • School of Management
  • School of Sport & Health Sciences
  • School of Technologies


  • Cardiff Met engages in research that is at the interface of new knowledge creation and its application. 
  • With an excellent track record in applied research, supported by a strong base of expertise and advanced scholarship, the university's research has direct application in business, industry, the professions and the community at large.


With an increasing number of employers ​​looking to employ graduates ​who have industry experience as well as ​academic achievement, work placements ​have an increasing importance in securing high quality employment. The successful ​completion of a work placement will allow a student to develop sector-specific skills ​​​as well as a detailed knowledge on an industry which will enable them to make informed choices regarding their future career path.

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Student services

We offer free, impartial, non-judgemental and confidential counselling and advice on money, wellbeing, disability and dyslexia. 

Housing services

We currently have nearly 1,000 study bedrooms located at the Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn campuses and allocate a further 600 private en-suite halls of residence to students through nomination agreements.

Library services

Cardiff offers access to digital and physical collections including our  own Special Collections. MetSearch​​ offers access to 1000s of ebooks and ejournals 24/7 and 365 days a year

The library service has a team of dedicated Academic Librarians who can give you advice and support.

ICT services

  • ​​​​​​​​​​We support all aspects of using IT at Cardiff Met.  We deal with password issues and computer problems; we can help with the wi-fi​ and give advice on purchasing I​T​ hardware​ and software​.
  • For any IT query, you can call​, email ​or chat online with us.  Alternatively you can stop by the technology support desks​ in the learning centres​.

Medical services

The Healthy University Strategy has evolved from the bottom up with commitment from all parts of the University, including the Students Union and is very much informed by the staff and student voice. The strategy largely developed out of a series of staff and student 'road shows' and other consultation opportunities which were held throughout 2015/16

Student Life

Campus life

  • Llandaff Campus
  • Cyncoed Campus
  • Plas Gwyn Residential Campus

Sports facilities

Cardiff Met Sport, the Students' Union and the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences work in partnership to support the student sport and recreation experience in the University.  Students are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle whilst studying at Cardiff Met.  The student Sports & Fitness membership scheme provides access to the excellent facilities and programmes on offer.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.  International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Student Reviews

Good Sports Societies, yet lacking elsewhere
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It has a good Athletics Community, but the overall community(as in, societies etc) is pretty poor with not many societies and even alot of one's shown don't seem to be existing anymore

Seeking the best opportunity to broaden my knowledge, experience and innovating
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm studied this MBA program at Sri Lanka through ICBT campus. It is distance learning. I need to visit university in foreign country and learn

Honest review
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It was a great experience, knowledge-full and new. I learnt many things and new theories about the business world and meet with amazing professor and professionals in the business field

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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