• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.98 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.00 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.09 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    70.0 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    63.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    80.9 / 100.0

The history of the university can be traced back as far as 1865 with the opening of the School of Art in Cardiff city centre. The university celebrated its 150 year anniversary in 2015.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements for programmes vary depending on the programme.
  • Various programmes require specific qualifications, for example some art and design programmes require an art foundation qualification.

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.

Teaching Methods

  • Our approach to learning, teaching and assessment is underpinned by high quality academic standards, working in partnership with students, the development and embedding of technology-enhanced learning and assessment, and research informed teaching.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Full- and part-time options are available.
  • A range of short courses and industry training courses are also available.

Student Services and Facilities

  • There are first class libraries and learning centres, print studios and support services across all campuses. The university's aim is to provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Student facilities, learning centres and the provisions within Cardiff Met are constantly being updated and reviewed to ensure student satisfaction is not just met but exceeds expectation.

Disability Services

  • 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.
  • A thriving Athletic Union with 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.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • 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 Guidance

  • 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
  • The university's focus on employability has ensured that 96% of graduates secure employment or enter further study within 6 months of graduation, according to the survey Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) 2015.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 73%
  • Postgraduate 27%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%

Where students come from

  • UK 74%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 23%

Student gender

  • Male 48%
  • Female 52%


  • The history of the university can be traced back as far as 1865 with the opening of the School of Art in Cardiff city centre.
  • This merged with 4 other local colleges in 1976 to become the South Glamorgan Institute for Higher Education (later, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education). This institution occupied the same sites and offered similar vocational subject areas as Cardiff Metropolitan University does today.
  • In 1996, the Institute gained university status and became known as the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC); and in 2011 the university officially became Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Further Details

Address Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue
UCAS Code C20