Cardiff University


Quick Facts

  • Top 1% University, 22nd in the UK and 122nd in the world (QS 2015/16).
  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group with Oxford, Cambridge, and LSE.
  • Notable alumni include, Hon. Judge Mason – Provincial Court Judge in Calgary, AB,  Archibald Cochrane – pioneer of the scientific method in medicine, Sir Martin Evens – Nobel Prize (Medicine 2007)

Established in 1883, Cardiff seems to have it all: grand civic architecture in a breezy waterside location, super-smart city bars and venues just a short hop from lovely countryside. The university is as confident and forward-looking as the city it’s located in, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Almost 60% of its research is ranked as world-leading and it is a member of the Russell group of leading research universities. There are more than 28,000 students, including more than 3,000 from over 100 countries outside the UK, helping to create a vibrant, cosmopolitan community.

The graduate employment record is strong, with about 94% of Cardiff graduates entering employment or professional training/postgraduate study shortly after graduating. The university has approximately 300 undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses that are accredited by more than 50 professional bodies.

Cardiff and Canada
There are about 40 Canadians studying law at Cardiff. They come in order to qualify as a lawyer in Canada, to receive a world class education in a stimulating environment, and to enjoy the benefits of living in a cosmopolitan European city.

Students are drawn from all parts of Canada with Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary well represented. They have been coming to Cardiff for the last 40 years and many alumni are now in very senior positions in the Canadian legal profession. Traditionally the attractions of Cardiff have been passed on by word of mouth, but we are now taking steps to ensure that many more Canadians are made aware of what we have to offer, and the alternative route that we provide to legal practice in Canada.

Check out the Canadian Student Association at Cardiff.

– Ikdeep Singh, B.A. (Hons) (Toronto), LL.B (Hons), First Class (Cardiff, 2013)

Future Project understands and connects with students in a way that is both unique and effective. They speak from experience and are very committed to their mission of helping Canadians succeed as UK students and graduates.

Colleges and Schools
Cardiff University’s academic structure is based on 3 Colleges containing a total of 27 Schools.

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Cardiff offers a wide range of International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Over 28,000 students and 4,500 staff.

Entrance Requirements
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5,362 places available with a guarantee of accommodation in the first year. A wide range of catered/self-catered accommodation. Most rooms in residences have en-suite facilities. All rooms in hall of residence have computer network connection points and wireless access. Most of the residences are within easy walking distance of the university.

The flagship £18m health education centre, the Cochrane building, provides teaching and learning facilities for all healthcare schools based on the Heath Park campus. The Cardiff Business School boasts a state-of-the-art trading room and there is an engineering forum at the School of Engineering.

The university’s 17 libraries contain more than 1.3m books and 16,000 printed and electronic journals. There are computer rooms with 24/7 access and more than 1,300 wireless access points across campus. The student union boasts a 1,500-capacity concert hall and nearly 60 athletics clubs. Facilities include a sports centre, a fitness centre with a gym and six squash courts, 33 acres of grass pitches and four county-standard cricket wickets.

A new campus for research – Maindy Park – is currently being built. The £30m Hadyn Ellis building will house highly advanced facilities for some of the university’s world-leading interdisciplinary scientific teams.

There are regular bus services between both campuses throughout the day from the main Cardiff central station. Good for road and rail; London is two hours by train, Manchester three. Closer in, Swansea takes 40 minutes and Bristol 45 minutes.

Living in Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation.

Many national cultural and sporting institutions are based in Cardiff, including the National Museum of Wales and the Millennium Stadium. Cardiff Castle sits in the centre of the city, bordered on one side by beautiful parkland and on the other by excellent shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The waterfront area at Cardiff Bay is home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. There are regular food, arts and craft festivals and visitors can walk across the barrage or take a boat trip around the bay.