Why Cardiff?

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain’s leading universities. We have over 300 courses that you can tailor to your ambitions and interests.

Cardiff University Careers Science Fair

Career prospects

Find out why our graduates are among the most sought-after by employers.

Dr. Sam Evans examining images from a confocal microscope

Leaders in research

We have world-class staff who are making a real difference in the world.

Mature students in the library

Flexible degree structures

From tailoring your degree to suit your interests to taking a year abroad or in industry, our ultimate aim is to offer you flexibility.

Cochrane building


We have modern state-of-the-art buildings and facilities and have invested substantially in our estate in recent years.

Aerial view of uni

What the guides say

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what the press and university guides have to say about Cardiff University.

Dio de Janeiro

Global opportunities

Cardiff University has links with over 250 top-ranked institutions and can provide you with the opportunity to embark on an overseas placement in Europe and across the world.

Students reading language books

Languages for All

Cardiff University’s Languages for All programme runs alongside your degree so you can fit your language learning around your studies.

Students at summer school

Support for care leavers

We have a generous support package for students who are in and who have left care.