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    Founded in 1883, Cardiff University has a long history of producing some impressive alumni. If you attend you’ll be walking the same halls as famous politicians, Nobel prize winners, award-winning journalists and prestigious sportsmen.

    The impressive campus is really a tale of two universities: the main founding grounds are spread around Cathays Park in central Cardiff across a number of historic buildings, while more modern facilities for health sciences students are based just on the edge of Heath Park, about two miles north of the main campus.

    One of the main attractions of Cardiff University is its extensive sports facilities. It’s pretty tough to avoid getting involved in some sort of physical activity here, with a Sports Training Village next door to the main halls of residence at Talybont, which boasts three floodlit sport pitches and indoor halls. There’s also a fitness centre based on the main campus and a 33 acre sports field situated just outside the city centre.

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    35th (Complete University Guide 2014)
    29th (The Guardian’s University Guide 2014)


    Undergraduate degrees are £9,000 per year for UK/EU students who started their course in 2013. International student fees ranged from £12,700 per year up to £29,000 per year.


    UCAS Code: C15


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    Find out about open days at Cardiff University

    Cardiff University open days

    Cardiff University opens its doors for potential students throughout the year, with the biggest open day happening in April every year. Cardiff University’s website has all the details of the latest open days, with the option of signing up to an alert to find out when future open days are happening.

    The next open day at Cardiff University is on Weds 2 April 2014.

    How to find it:

    Address: Cardiff University Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT

    Telephone 02920 874000

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