Cardiff Metropolitan University
Welcome to Cardiff Metropolitan University
Located in a vibrant capital city, Cardiff is a great place to be a student. As a modern, student-centred university, Cardiff Metropolitan University offers high-quality education and provides excellent prospects for employment and personal development.
The university is rated highly by its students with an overall student satisfaction score of 83% (NSS, 2014). Both the Cyncoed and Llandaff Campuses have seen continued investment in new facilities, ensuring that students benefit from a state-of-the-art learning environment. The next few years will see exciting new developments at Cardiff Met’s Cyncoed Campus with investments being made into sports facilities including a new outdoor athletics track and a FIFA two star rugby pitch.
A strong focus on employability means that 95.6%* of graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating, making Cardiff Metropolitan University the top university in Wales for graduate employment.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014-2015
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Courses and fees
Cardiff Met offers a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate across each of our five academic schools.
For the academic year 2015/16, full-time undergraduate fees are £9,000 per year. However, students who live in Wales and are studying towards their first degree could be eligible for a non-repayable tuition fee grant of £5,190 from the Welsh Government (subject to terms and conditions). Potential additional costs per course (for example, for sports kits or uniform) can be found here.
As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Please click here to download the full list of fees for full-time and part-time programmes. For Research fees, please click here.
Each school provides a wide range of career focused courses and many allow you to tailor your degree to suit you with a large number of optional modules. Help and support is available from both the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses’ learning centres to assist you in producing high standards of academic work.
As a student of Cardiff Met you will have the opportunity to participate in Outward Mobility and Erasmus Exchanges, providing you with the chance to study part of your degree abroad. Previous locations have included California, Florence, Hong Kong and many more.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to offer a range of scholarships and bursaries designed to help you succeed and get the most out of your time here with us. Depending on the scholarship awarded, benefits could include cash paid directly into your bank account, food and catering allowances, medical insurance or help towards accommodation costs. Information regarding eligibility, how to apply and the terms and conditions can be found on our scholarship webpages.
The University has been integral to the City of Cardiff since 1865 and we pride ourselves on being a strong, sustainable and student-centred university, focused on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cardiff and southeast Wales; promoting student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer. The University has spent over £50million in recent years upgrading estates and student facilities. Cardiff Met provides modern, well-equipped buildings with all the facilities that you need to succeed as a student. Our latest investment saw the opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art building for our in Autumn 2014.
Over the next few years, Cardiff Met is investing heavily on Sports Facilities on our Cyncoed Campus. This includes a fully-equipped strength & conditioning teaching & training facility, a new 6 lane outdoor athletics track, a new 3G IRB Reg 22 and FIFA 2 star rugby pitch and much more.
The most recent DHLE survey found that in 2014, 94% of students secured employment or further study within six months of graduating and in 2015, we achieved 83% for overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2014). Cardiff Met also educates over 16,000 students from 140 countries worldwide each year and also offers home students the ability to study part of their degree abroad through the ‘Outward Mobility and Erasmus Exchanges’. Cardiff Met is made up of the Cardiff Schools of Arts & Design, Health Sciences, Management, Sport and Education. Every programme offered within these schools provides students with the employability skills needed to be successful in starting a career and making a difference.
The University’s campuses are all located a short distance from the centre of Cardiff, Europe’s youngest capital.
Our Cyncoed Campus is located in the northeast of Cardiff and is home to the Cardiff Schools of Education and Sport and houses 554 students in a mix of both self-catered and catered accommodation. The Llandaff Campus is located in western area of Cardiff and is home to the Cardiff Schools of Management, Art & Design and Health Sciences. The Plas Gywn Residential campus is based in the Llandaff area of Cardiff and houses 392 students in self-catered accommodation.
Buses run regularly between all campuses and the city regularly throughout the day and a heavily subsidised ‘Met Rider’ bus pass is available for students to purchase.
The Cyncoed and Llandaff Learning Centres offer over 250,000 items on their shelves and a further 35,000 journals and 4,500 ebooks. The ‘Summon Search’ facility is designed to help students find the information they need to produce high quality, well-informed work.
Supervised e-learning courses developed in conjunction with the academic schools are available for students to develop their academic skills. These include sessions on how to write well-constructed essays & reports, reference correctly, search for relevant learning materials, prepare for examinations and presentations and other tutorials on how to be successful as a student.
Study Facilities Both learning centres offer open access IT suites, bookable study rooms, quiet study zones, cafés, welsh collections and 24hr out of access IT access. WiFi is also available across campus for students to connect any number of mobile devices.
More information about the Cardiff Met learning and study facilities can be found here.
The University has a 24hr IT suite on both the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses which include both Mac and PC facilities. The Print Studio offers a wide range of professional printing and binding services available to staff, students and commercially.
WiFi is available across campus via our ‘Eduroam’ service where students can connect any number of mobile devices. Our halls of residences also offer wired connection facilities for connecting games consoles, laptops and PC’s.
Careers Development Services
Cardiff Met is committed to producing highly employable graduates and is proud to offer students a service to help with:
- CV writing
- Career planning
- Work experience
- Interview techniques
- Work-based learning opportunities.
Employers regularly visit Cardiff Met to offer help and support to all students, presentations and workshops by trained careers advisors provide direction on how to write successful CVs and job applications and the e-module provides comprehensive information on how to be successful in the job market.
Shops and cafés are available on both campuses and offer a range of healthy options designed by students on our health courses. The Students’ Union offers a safe environment on both campuses for students to meet, eat, drink and enjoy games of pool/darts at a low cost.
Starbucks and Costa coffee shops are present at our Llandaff campus, providing an informal environment to meet and discuss work or chill out inbetween lectures.
The Students' Union
Every student at Cardiff Metropolitan University automatically becomes part of the biggest organisation at Cardiff Met, your Students' Union!
Cardiff Met SU is here to represent, support, inspire and involve every student and there are loads of ways you can get involved.University is an amazing experience and there are so many opportunities that the SU can provide; our advice is to make the most of this! You will make memories for the rest of your life. Whether it’s being part of the rep structure, joining a society or the Athletic Union. You will make friends and gain skills and experiences that you can take with you when you graduate. So get involved and support your union!
Visit the Students’ Union website for more information.
Cardiff Met is famous for providing some of the most popular sporting courses, facilities and teams in the UK!
This doesn’t mean to say that sport is only for those students studying in the School of Sport, membership is available to all students and trials are also available to everybody. Sports teams from Cardiff Met represent the University in a wide range of sports at BUCS events across the UK.
Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to offer a range of scholarships designed to help you succeed and get the most out of your time here with us. Depending on the scholarship awarded, benefits could include cash paid directly into your bank account, food and catering allowances, medical insurance or help towards accommodation costs. Information regarding eligibility, how to apply and the terms and conditions can be found on our scholarship webpages.
The Cyncoed Campus is home to 554 students and is situated in the northeast of the city. Prices start from £99 per week and are ideal for students in the Schools of Sport and Education.
The Plas Gwyn residential campus is home to 392 students and is situated in the western ‘Llandaff’ area of the city. Prices start from £98 per week and are perfect for students studying in the schools of Management, Health Sciences and Art and Design.
Other halls of residences that aren’t owned by the University include:
Liberty Court – located in the north of the city and offers both singe and double en-suite rooms starting at £114 and £119 respectively.
Liberty House – located in the popular Cathays area of Cardiff offers self-catered single rooms starting at £113 a week.
Liberty Severn Point – located on the student centric Tal-Y-Bont Road offers self-catered single rooms starting at £119 per week.
Victoria Halls – also located on the student centric Tal-Y-Bont Road offers self-catered standard and deluxe rooms starting at £101.50 and £108.50 respectively.
Visiting us at one of our undergraduate Open Days is the best way to get a feel for student life at Cardiff Met. You'll be able to explore our campus, see what facilities we have on offer, tour our accommodation, and speak to current students and staff. Each of our academic schools host their own Open Days so you can be sure that they’re relevant to your course and interests.
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