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Which courses can my son or daughter study at Cardiff University

Cardiff University offers more than 380 degree programmes covering most subject areas. The programmes are offered by the University’s 27 academic Schools

Schools that offer courses

Combining two subjects together is also an option for many degree programmes.

Subjects are taught through students attending lectures, tutorials (small group discussions), practical field trips and laboratory work where applicable. The amount of time a student spends being taught in the university depends on the course they choose to study. Students studying science-based courses will expect to attend university for between 20 to 30 hours per week. Students studying humanities-based subjects will probably attend university less, about 10 to 15 hours per week, the remaining time being spent working independently, carrying out research, project work and writing essays. For all courses, students will also have coursework to complete.

Health courses, based at the Heath Park campus, will involve students on clinical placements in hospitals and community settings throughout Wales — accommodation being provided for them at these locations. Students also have the opportunity to gain clinical experience abroad.

A number of courses are four years in length, providing students with a year out during the course. These include language courses, where students will spend a year in another country improving their language skills, and science courses where a year can be spent on an industrial placement.

The academic year at Cardiff University is divided into two semesters (terms). The dates of these semesters and holiday periods are as follows:

Autumn semester:

Late September to end of January

Christmas holiday:

Middle of December to early January

Spring semester:

Late January to middle of June

Easter holiday:

Three weeks holiday over Easter period

Spring Semester exam period:

Middle of May to middle of June