Cardiff University

Cardiff University
42 Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3BB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4432
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4622
Email: international@cf.ac.uk
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Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement.

The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

From its outstanding central location amidst the parks, Portland-stone buildings and tree-lined avenues that form the city's elegant civic centre, the University's students and staff are drawn from throughout the world, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas of activity.  Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's leading research universities.

Having gained national and international standing, Cardiff University’s vision is to be among the very best in the world is the most challenging goal we can set ourselves. We have done so because it is only through working to achieve the very highest international standards in research, teaching and other activities that we can realise the full potential of the academic community that is Cardiff University.

Our Mission is to pursue research, learning and teaching of international distinction and impact.  Features of our Vision and Mission are a striving for excellence, integrity and innovation in every aspect of activity; a strongly collaborative approach; open and effective communications and an inclusive culture based on dignity, courtesy and respect.

The student population is drawn from a variety of backgrounds, with students attracted from throughout Wales, the rest of the UK and world-wide. International students comprise some 17 per cent of the total student population. Government performance indicators show that our students are more likely to succeed in their studies, with first-year completion rates considerably higher than national averages and also higher than some similar universities.

The University is located in and around the Portland stone buildings, parks and tree-lined avenues that form Cardiff’s magnificent civic centre.  In recent years, substantial investment has been made in the University estate, including the expansion of life sciences facilities, recent development of a new brain research centre and a new building for Optometry and Vision Sciences.

Unusually for a civic university, most of the University’s student residential accommodation is within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, libraries and the students’ union, saving our students time and money.

A place in one of the University’s 4,700 student rooms is guaranteed to all first-year undergraduates entering through the normal admissions cycle. The vast majority of student residences are single en-suite study bedrooms in self catered flats — and students enjoy some of the lowest rents in the UK, according to a survey by the National Union of Students.

Importance is attached to ensuring that Cardiff University graduates have the personal and intellectual skills demanded by employers, and this results in very high levels of graduate employment.

Exceptional Learning Facilities

Cardiff University has one of the most up-to-date library and computing services in the UK. The University has a high number of Resource Centres, each one close to the School it serves. Students are able to access a large collection of computers, day and night, which allow free access to e-mail, the internet and on-line resources.

Extensive Academic and Pastoral Support

Should any problems arise during your studies, you can be confident that there will be someone here to help. Each student is assigned a personal tutor who will be your contact to help with any problems that may arise. Support and advice are also available from the International Development Office, Students’ Union, the Residences Office and the Student Services Division. Help may include: Study skills classes and special classes for international students on your degree scheme; Advice on English language support and extra help after lectures; computing courses; welfare advice and help with finding accommodation.

A Great Social Life

Cardiff is a city that has a lot to offer, and there are a variety of activities you will be able to get involved in during your spare time. We cater for students with a variety of interests from sports to rambling; cinema evenings to photography. The Students’ Union has over 100 student clubs and societies, including a number of societies specifically for international students.
Excellent Sporting Facilities

The University has excellent sporting facilities located in various sites to ensure that they are accessible to all students. Whether you want to play football, badminton, cricket or join an aerobics class, we have the facilities.

This section identifies the academic levels and subject areas that are offered at this institution. For a detailed list of course titles and levels you should contact the institution directly using the contact details provided.

Levels
  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
Subjects
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
Prices for Academic year 2009/2010

International Foundation Programme courses: £9,100

Undergraduate Arts-based courses: £9,600

Undergraduate Science-based courses: £12,300

Medicine fees

  • Year 1 and 2 - £12,300
  • Years 3, 4 and 5 - Clinical fees - £22,500

Dentistry fees

  • Year 1 - £12,300
  • Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 - Clinical fees - £22,500

Postgraduate Arts-based courses: £9,600

Business courses

  • MBA £16,470
  • MSc Human Resource Management £12,420
  • MSc International Economics, Banking & Finance £12,420
  • MSc International Transport £12,420
  • MSc Financial Economics £12,420
  • MSc Marine Policy £12,420
  • MSc Strategic Marketing £15,470
  • Diploma in Port and Shipping Administration £9,770

Law courses

  • Bar Vocational Course £10,400
  • LLM Commercial Law £9,840
  • LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice £9,840
  • LLM European Legal Studies £9,840
  • PGDip Legal Practice Course £10,300

Journalism courses

  • MA International Journalism £10,865
  • MA International Public Relations £10,353
  • MA Journalism Studies £10,353
  • PGDip Journalism Studies £10,865*

*(non-refundable deposit of £500 to be paid after acceptance of an offer)

Postgraduate Science-based courses: £12,300

Occupational Psychology

  • MSc Occupational Psychology £10,137

Living expenses

£5,750 for 9 months (September 2009-June 2010)

For full details on fees for specific courses, please visit: www.cf.ac.uk

International Foundation Programme

Application forms are available at www.cardiff.ac.uk/ifp and should be retuned to:

  • Miss Abi Harrison
    IFP Office
    International Development Division
    42 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 5BB
    Or by e-mail via: foundation@cardiff.ac.uk
English Language Programmes

Application forms are available at www.cardiff.ac.uk/elt and should be retuned to:

  • Miss Catherine Roderick
    ELP Office
    International Development Division
    42 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 5BB
    Or by e-mail via: elt@cardiff.ac.uk
Undergraduate programmes

All Undergraduate Applications should be made via UCAS: www.ucas.com

Postgraduate programmes

All Postgraduate Applications can be made electronically via: www.cf.ac.uk/regis/general/applyonline

The fairs listed in this section show where this institution has participated from the fairs we have listed on this website. Click on the links below to view the upcoming editions of these fairs.
Fair Name City Country Fair Date
All-Kazakhstan International Education Fair 2010 Almaty Kazakhstan
6 Feb 2010
All-Kazakhstan International Education Fair 2010 Astana Kazakhstan
8 Feb 2010
All-Kazakhstan International Education Fair 2010 Atyrau Kazakhstan
10 Feb 2010
Days of International Education - Spring 2010 Vilnius Lithuania
17 Mar 2010
Days of International Education - Spring 2010 Riga Latvia
19 Mar 2010 - 20 Mar 2010
Days of International Education - Spring 2010 Tallinn Estonia
21 Mar 2010
a2 Spring International Education Fair in Azerbaijan 2010 Baku Azerbaijan
10 Apr 2010 - 11 Apr 2010
Azerbaijan International Education & Career Exhibition 2010 Baku Azerbaijan
7 Oct 2010 - 9 Oct 2010
Days of International Education - Fall 2010 Vilnius Lithuania
7 Oct 2010
Days of International Education - Fall 2010 Riga Latvia
8 Oct 2010 - 9 Oct 2010
Days of International Education - Fall 2010 Tallinn Estonia
10 Oct 2010
a2 Spring International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan 2011 Astana Kazakhstan
10 Mar 2011
a2 Spring International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan 2011 Almaty Kazakhstan
12 Mar 2011
a2 Fall International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan 2011 Astana Kazakhstan
26 Oct 2011
a2 Fall International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan 2011 Astana Kazakhstan
26 Oct 2011
a2 Fall International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan 2011 Almaty Kazakhstan
28 Oct 2011
Studyrama Fair for International Training and Careers 2012 Paris France
13 Oct 2012
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2012 Istanbul Turkey
13 Oct 2012 - 14 Oct 2012
a2 International Education Fair in Azerbaijan - Fall 2012 Baku Azerbaijan
10 Nov 2012 - 11 Nov 2012
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Spring 2013 Istanbul Turkey
2 Mar 2013 - 3 Mar 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Spring 2013 Ankara Turkey
5 Mar 2013
Studyrama Fair for International Training and Careers 2013 Paris France
12 Oct 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Izmir Turkey
7 Nov 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Istanbul Turkey
9 Nov 2013 - 10 Nov 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Ankara Turkey
12 Nov 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Kayseri Turkey
14 Nov 2013
Days of International Education - Spring 2014 Vilnius Lithuania
20 Mar 2014
Days of International Education - Spring 2014 Riga Latvia
22 Mar 2014
Days of International Education - Spring 2014 Tallinn Estonia
23 Mar 2014
IEFT International Education Fairs of Turkey - Fall 2014 Ankara Turkey
5 Nov 2014
IEFT International Education Fairs of Turkey - Fall 2014 Ankara Turkey
6 Nov 2014
IEFT International Education Fairs of Turkey - Fall 2014 Istanbul Turkey
8 Nov 2014 - 9 Nov 2014
IEFT International Education Fairs of Turkey - Fall 2014 Istanbul (Asian side) Turkey
10 Nov 2014
IEFT International Education Fairs of Turkey - Fall 2014 Bursa Turkey
12 Nov 2014
World Education Fair - Bulgaria - Winter 2015 Sofia Bulgaria
14 Feb 2015 - 15 Feb 2015
Student Recruitment Fairs Norway 2016 Lillestrøm Norway
11 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016
Student Recruitment Fairs Norway 2016 Remmen Norway
14 Jan 2016 - 15 Jan 2016
Student Recruitment Fairs Norway 2016 Kristiansand Norway
18 Jan 2016 - 19 Jan 2016
International Education Mexico EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2016 Guadalajara Mexico
16 Feb 2016
International Education Mexico EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2016 Puebla Mexico
18 Feb 2016
International Education Mexico EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2016 Mexico City Mexico
20 Feb 2016 - 21 Feb 2016
International Education Mexico EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2016 Monterrey Mexico
23 Feb 2016