- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- Cardiff University is an attractive destination for postgraduates from throughout the UK, the European Union and the rest of the world.
- Our thriving postgraduate community currently numbers over 8,500 students – some 28% of the university’s total student body.
- Cardiff University offers a variety of research and taught postgraduate programmes across our 25 academic Schools covering a wide range of subjects.
What do Postgraduate Students Study?
The 8,905 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Mode of study
- Full Time 50%
- Part Time 50%
- UK 61%
- EU 7%
- Other 32%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Medicine & dentistry||219||1384||1603|
|Business & administrative studies||38||1007||1045|
|Subjects allied to medicine||139||845||984|
|Engineering & technology||275||193||468|
|Architecture, building & planning||85||318||403|
|Mass communications & documentation||42||303||345|
|Historical & philosophical studies||56||121||177|
|Creative arts & design||31||17||48|
Type of Qualification:
Postgraduate Fees and Funding
The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):
|Type of Course||Taught Postgraduate|
Bursaries and Scholarships
- Cardiff University offers a range of funding opportunities for both taught and research postgraduates.
- We are partners in 10 doctoral training initiatives spanning the ARHC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK.
- As an overseas/EU postgraduate student arriving in September, you are guaranteed a single occupancy place in university residences.
Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students
The university offers a range of facilities and services to postgraduate students, including:
- The University Graduate College Creates a clear focal point for the research experience at Cardiff University.
- Students benefit from enhanced career development support and an integrated approach to research and professional skills training.
- There is increased emphasis on meeting the needs of part-time, distance, and international researchers.
- The Graduate Centre The Graduate Centre is a dedicated space for postgraduates at Cardiff University.
- Study facilities include a suite of five meeting rooms, a reading room for quiet study, a computer room, a lounge for informal group study and wireless internet access throughout the centre.
- The Graduate Centre also features a large Café Bar with comfy seating, big screen TVs and a licensed bar.