We are an ambitious and inventive university with a bold and strategic vision located in a
beautiful and flourishing capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK
universities in 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and impact. We provide an
academically outstanding experience for our students.
Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfill our social, cultural and economic
obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain’s leading universities. We
have over 300 courses that you can blend with your ambitions and interests.
Cardiff University is at the heart of a thriving and growing capital city.
Bursting with culture,
cuisine, architecture, entertainment and history, Cardiff was ranked the third best capital city in
Europe in 2015 alongside Copenhagen and Stockholm.
The city center elongates from the ancient fort of Cardiff Castle to the ultramodern Cardiff Bay
waterfront. Explore boutique shops in the winding Victorian and Edwardian arcades or find your
high street favorite in the impressive St David’s Centre.
Our campus sits within the city center in the beautiful civic center. With wide tree-lined avenues
and elegant Portland stone buildings, it’s an inspiring place to study.
Stepping into a university that provides innovative, exciting teaching across the regulations, it’s
not hard to feel the buzz. A Cardiff education is unique and amiable; students are taught and
mentored by tutors and lecturers who are world-leading experts.
A 130 acre back garden, Mount Park lies in the heart of Cardiff behind the Cathay’s
campus. With the River flowing alongside, it is the perfect mixture of peacefulness and wide
open space, ideal for relaxing (or running) on a summer’s afternoon.
A wealth of treasures lies just beyond Cardiff’s borders. It’s a unique part of the world asking to
be explored. You’ll find incredible beaches, countryside and mountains.
A trip to Barry Island is a must, a destination for ‘Gavin and Stacey’ fans and beachgoers alike.
Take in the sea air with a walk on the beach, eat fish and chips on the seafront and maybe have a
game of crazy golf!
The Beacons National Park offers incredible walks, views and outdoor pursuits.
summit of Pen y Fan is the highest point and gives spectacular views of the entire National Park.
One of Cardiff’s fastest growing industries is TV and film. The BBC has built a large drama
studio in Cardiff Bay which is home to a number of shows including ‘Dr. Who’, ‘Sherlock’ and
number of other institutions and universities.
If you’re lucky you might spot a valley or two around campus…
Cardiff hosted the 2016 World Half Marathon in partnership with Cardiff University. 25,000
runners, including In February 2017 it was announced that our School of Journalism, Media and
Cultural Studies will be moving to a state-of-the art building in a new development alongside the
The unique architecture of the University campuses makes it a prime filming location. Our
buildings are featured in scenes of ’Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ – in one episode of ‘Dr. Who’ a
lecture theatre represented the interior of the White House – and our exterior has been used to
pose as a four times Olympic gold medal list Mo Farah, took part in the event which was
supported by staff, students and alumni.
Cardiff boasts plenty of other events for all levels of runners – a weekly 5km park run takes place
in Black weir Fields. There is also the famous Cardiff Half Marathon, the second largest race of
its type in the UK.