Cardiff Metropolitan University can trace its heritage back to 1865, with the formation of Cardiff's first School of Art and now offers over 100 different courses, spread between five schools, over two campuses, with over 12,000 students. It is a truly global community, with connections stretching across the world.
Cardiff Met was awarded a silver Teaching Excellence Framework rating in 2017, demonstrating excellence in learning and teaching.
Cardiff Met was the highest ranking modern institution in the UK Research Excellence Framework with 80% of research classed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Cardiff Met has been ranked top in the UK for overall international student support for the 6th time through the International Student Barometer (ISB) putting us top out of 159 universities in the UK.
Cardiff Met is top in Wales for employability with 96% which is the highest percentage of graduates in work or study within 6 months of graduating.
Cardiff Met is ranked 3rd in the UK for its staff to student ratio.
Cardiff Met is proud of the diversity of its student body on campus with over 10,000 UK/EU students and over 1,000 international students from 140 countries across the world.
Cardiff Met benefits from an in-house English language training centre with dedicated staff committed to developing students’ English language and study skills through pre-sessional courses and International Foundation Courses.
The International Office at Cardiff Met has a team of specialist support staff for the exclusive service of international students to ensure that each student has the opportunity to reach their academic potential and also to ensure that they are settled and happy in Cardiff. This service covers welfare, immigration, academic support, pre-arrival arrangements such as accommodation and airport welcome, attendance monitoring and providing sponsor reports on a regular basis.
We are an elite sports institution regularly winning events all over the UK. We had 13 competing athletes in the last Olympics including 2 gold medal wins.
Cardiff is the cheapest UK city for students according to the Natwest Student Living Index.
Cardiff has become Europe's 'third best' capital city to live in, a new European Union survey