- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
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.
UCAS Code: C20
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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%
- Male 45%
- Female 55%
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cardiff Met offers dedicated disability support via Student Services, including a Disability Assessment Centre located on the Llandaff campus.
- 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