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Our next Open Day will take place in November. We will post more details about the event in the coming months. During an Open Day, you’ll get the chance to live chat with our staff and current students, as well as watch webinars and ask questions. Until then, if you have any questions, please contact us.

Welcome

An introduction from the Vice-Chancellor

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

Why choose postgraduate study at Cardiff University?

Former postgraduate student Rachel provides an overview of postgraduate study at Cardiff University.

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

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Reasons to study here

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

Virtual tour

Take a 360 tour of the University

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

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Living in Cardiff

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

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Our campuses

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

Postgrad life at Cathays Park campus

Former postgraduate student Rachel shares some of her experiences while showing you around our Cathays Park Campus.

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World-leading research

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

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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.

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Compact and easy to explore

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

Funding

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.

Master’s Excellence Scholarships

This scholarship scheme supports high-calibre UK and EU students in funding postgraduate study. Each scholarship is worth a discount of £3,000 off tuition fees.

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Funding for postgraduate students

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

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PhD studentships and projects

Search all of our available opportunities.

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Advice and Money team

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

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Living costs calculator

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

Accommodation

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.

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Browse our accommodation

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

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Life in student accommodation

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

Private sector housing

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.

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.

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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.

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Sport

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

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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.

Learn a language – for free

Alongside your main degree programme, you can take one of our free Languages for All courses in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If you’d like to learn Welsh, you can sign up for our free Welsh for All course, which also fits around your academic commitments.

All levels are catered for, from complete beginners to advanced.

Watch this open day talk to learn more about these courses, which allow you to try a new language or improve on an existing one, for free.

Languages for All – Free language courses for students

Watch this open day talk to learn more about these courses, which allow you to try a new language or improve on an existing one, for free.

In this talk, we'll cover more about this course, which is a great opportunity to study Welsh and learn about Wales' history and culture during your stay here.

Welsh for All – Free Welsh courses for students

In this talk, we'll cover more about this course, which is a great opportunity to study Welsh and learn about Wales' history and culture during your stay here.

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Our Languages for All courses

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

Our Welsh for All course

An opportunity for students to improve their language skills or learn Welsh while studying at the University.

Next steps

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How to apply

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

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Contact us

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