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Virtual Postgraduate Open Day

Discover our exciting courses, speak with our staff and students and get a feel for what it’s like to study in the capital city of Wales — all from the comfort of your own home.


An introduction from the Vice-Chancellor

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, welcomes to our first virtual postgraduate open day and highlights what makes Cardiff University a great place to study.

Live talks

Join our talks, with an opportunity to ask questions, on Zoom.

Live chat drop-in sessions

Have a question? Get specialist advice from our staff or chat with our current students. These sessions will run from 11:00-14:00 BST on Wednesday 11 November 2020.

We also cover many commonly asked questions in our live and pre-recorded Open Day talks.

Subject information and live sessions

Watch our open day talks, chat with our academic staff and current students, and see what’s on offer across a wide range of degree subjects.

What makes us unique

Reasons to study here

Find out why you should choose us for your postgraduate studies.

Take a 360 tour of the University

View our state-of-the-art facilities and hear from our current students.

Living in Cardiff

Our students are captivated by the Welsh capital. Find out why.

Our campuses

We have two: Cathays Park in the city centre and Heath Park, home of our teaching hospital, the University Hospital of Wales.


World-leading research

We're second in the UK for our research impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).


One of the most beautiful universities in the UK (Times Higher Education 2018)

You'll study in a capital city renowned for its friendliness, culture and natural beauty - we have more green space per person than any other big UK city.


Compact and easy to explore

Our Cathays Campus, Cardiff Castle and shopping districts are all within minutes' walk from each other.


Whether you're pursuing one of our postgraduate taught courses or our research programmes, we have lots of ways to help you cover tuition fees and living costs. And if you need specialist support, our Advice and Money team can help.

How to fund your master's at Cardiff University

In this talk, find out more about our Master’s Excellence Scholarship scheme, our new alumni discount and the range of UK government funding available.

Funding for postgraduate students

Find out what’s available, including loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships.

PhD studentships and projects

Search all of our available opportunities.

Advice and Money team

Our students can access our free, impartial and confidential guidance on a wide range of money matters.

Living costs calculator

See how far your money goes by using our living costs calculator.

Conversion courses for postgraduate study

You can fast-track a change of career path by studying a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or current career.


Dedicated postgraduate flats are available in University accommodation, allowing you the opportunity to meet, live and work alongside like-minded people who understand the demands of postgraduate study

If you'd rather live in private accommodation, the Students' Union can also help you finding quality housing, owned by reputable landlords.

Browse our accommodation

Take a 360 degree look inside all of our halls and houses and compare prices, locations and more.

Life in student accommodation

Immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming community and take part in events to help you settle in.

Cardiff Student Lettings

Owned and run by Cardiff University Students' Union, this letting agency can help you find quality housing – and they don't charge agency fees.

Doctoral Training Initiatives

Our Doctoral Training Initiatives bring together diverse areas of expertise that equip researchers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today's big questions and future challenges.

Making the most of your university experience

It’s not all work, work, work. What you do outside of your studies can be as important as what you learn inside a lecture hall.

Student support

From counselling and careers advice to health and wellbeing support, we offer a comprehensive range of services that you can access during your time here.

Learn a language - for free

Open up a world of new destinations, inspiring cultures and exciting career options by signing up for one of our free language courses.


Get an insight into the extensive range of opportunities available, regardless of your level of ability.

Cardiff University Students’ Union

Home to more than 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs, live entertainment, as well as welfare, careers and advice services.

Next steps


How to apply

Everything you need to know about applying, including our entry requirements and information on deferred entry.


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Ask a question via our enquiry form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.