Conversion courses

PG student studying in the park

At Cardiff University we offer a number of conversion courses that allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or career, to support you with a change of career path.

Benefits of a conversion course

There are many benefits to studying a postgraduate conversion course such as:

  • continuing your study at a higher level
  • developing new skills and knowledge in a new subject
  • fast-tracking a career change
  • growing your skillset
  • increasing your confidence of securing employment in a specific field
  • pursuing a vocation that matches your interests and that you find more fulfilling.

Available conversion courses

We offer the following conversion courses where no prior knowledge or degree in the subject is required:

Computing (MSc)
Computing with Placement (MSc)
Computing and IT Management (MSc)
Computing and IT Management with Placement (MSc)

You may wish to consider the following programme which accepts undergraduate degrees from STEM subjects or non-STEM subjects with evidence of suitable professional programming experience:

Software Engineering (MSc)

You may wish to consider the following programme which accepts undergraduate degrees from related fields of study or relevant work experience:

Tissue Engineering (MSc)

You may wish to consider the following programme which accepts undergraduate degrees from related fields of study or relevant work experience:

Islam in Contemporary Britain (MA/PgDip)

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (GDip)

You may also wish to consider the following programme which accepts undergraduate degrees from related fields of study or relevant work experience:

Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (LLM)

You may wish to consider the following programme which accepts undergraduate degrees from related fields of study or relevant work experience:

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (MSc)

You may wish to consider the following programme which accepts undergraduate degrees from related fields of study or relevant work experience:

Neuroimaging: Methods and Applications (MSc)

Social Work (MA)

You may also wish to consider the following programmes which accept undergraduate degrees from related fields of study or relevant work experience:

Childhood and Youth (MSc)
Crime, Safety and Justice (MSc)
Education, Policy and Society (MSc)
Social and Public Policy (MSc)
Social Science (MSc)