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Why choose Cardiff?

We are established as one of Britain’s leading universities, ranking among the top five universities in the UK for research excellence, and offer over 300 courses that you can tailor to your ambitions and interests.

Five reasons to study at Cardiff University


Outstanding career prospects

96% of our students are employed or in further study 6 months after graduation.

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Excellent teaching and student experience

Our students benefit from our research-led teaching delivered by world-class research staff.

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Spend time abroad

We have links with over 300 top-ranked institutions, giving you the opportunity to embark on an overseas placement in Europe and across the world.

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Learn a new language

You can develop your language skills free of charge and our Languages for All programme runs alongside your degree so you can fit your language learning around your study.

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New facilities

We are undergoing a major transformation of our campus to provide new state-of-the-art research, teaching and student facilities, including a new £44m brain research-imaging centre.