Cardiff Metropolitan University is located in the exciting and lively city of Cardiff. It delivers practice-focused and professionally recognised education across its academic schools.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


On the outskirts of a city or town


On the coast, near the sea


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: C20

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 80%
  • Postgraduate 20%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%

Where students come from

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • All campuses offer library and learning centres, print studios and support services; Cardiff Met strives to ensure student satisfaction with these facilities.
  • Resources include Wi-Fi enabled learning centres, plus seven study rooms available to book; an electronic library with 32,000 e-journals and 19,450 e-books; and 183,200 items on library shelves.
  • IT facilities include 500 open access computers and 120 laptops for loan, along with MyCardiffMet, an App based learning portal for current students.

Student jobs

  • Cardiff is one of Europe's fastest growing capital cities and part-time work is readily available within the city.
  • The Career Development Service offers help with finding part-time jobs.

Careers advice

  • The Careers Service provides impartial, professional career guidance based on individual needs. The service works with employers to offer a range of on-site activities, giving students opportunities to network and learn about career options as well as developing employability skills directly from employer-led workshops.
  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship provides a wide range of services to help students and graduates start their own business, while also helping them to develop entrepreneurial skills.

Health services

  • Cardiff Met Student Services supports students to achieve their maximum potential, regardless of any challenges faced. From mental health and well-being to finance advise and general welfare, university advisors are always available to help.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • A team of well-being advisers help and support students to engage fully with their studies, including making adjustments to their assessments or supporting them through one-to-one mentoring. The university is committed to removing any stigma around mental health, encouraging all students to disclose any issues or concerns.

Disability support

  • Cardiff Met offers dedicated disability support via Student Services, including a Disability Assessment Centre located on the Llandaff campus.

Students' Union

  • There are Students' Union facilities to socialise, eat and drink at both the Llandaff and Cyncoed campuses.
  • Cardiff Met SU Sport provides opportunities to play a wide range of sports – whether students want to compete or simply play for fun.
  • The union provides students with employability opportunities, training and development, along with a wide range of clubs and societies to join.


  • Cardiff Metropolitan's history can be traced back to 1865, with the opening of the School of Art in Cardiff.
  • A merger with four local colleges in 1976 created the South Glamorgan Institute for Higher Education (later, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education); based on the same sites it offered similar vocational courses to those available today.
  • In 1996 it gained university status as the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), becoming Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2011.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • David Emanuel – fashion designer, famous for the wedding dress worn by Princess Diana.
  • Helen Glover MBE – rower, two time Olympic champion, triple World champion, quintuple World Cup champion and triple European champion.
  • Aled Davies - Paralympic, World and European champion in discus (F42), and Paralympic bronze-medallist, World and European champion in shot (F42).
  • Frankie Jones - Commonwealth gold-medallist in rhythmic gymnastics.
  • Dai Greene - World, Commonwealth and European champion and Olympic finalist in the 400m hurdles.
  • Ryan Jones - Wales and British Lions rugby player.


Cardiff Metropolitan University, Admissions, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB