Cardiff Metropolitan University

United Kingdom


Cardiff Metropolitan University has its origins in the 1865 opening of the Cardiff School of Art. In 1976 it merged with The College of Food Technology & Commerce and the Cardiff Teacher Training College and eventually became part of the University of Wales. In 2011 it became a university in its own right and adopted its current name.

Today it hosts around 11,000 students with over 1,200 of them coming from more than 143 countries around the world. It was named UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 by the Times Higher Education and Times and Sunday Times Welsh University of the Year 2020. It’s in the top 1000 global universities from QS and the top 100 UK universities from Complete University Guide, The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times guides.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked the TOP University in the UK for 'International student support' in the International Student Barometer.

The university has won the Times Higher Education's Most Improved Student Experience Award for the whole of the UK. 85% of students strongly agree that they are satisfied with the quality of their course according to the National Student Survey.


Cardiff Metropolitan University graduates are highly sought after by employers, with 96% of graduates employed or in further study within 6 months of graduation. This is the highest figure of any university in Wales. Students can access careers support while at the university and for up to three years after graduation. Close links with over 5,000 employers ensures that all University programmes are industry focused. All students are encouraged to develop the Cardiff Met EDGE - a series of Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills to develop their confidence, resilience and experiences.


The Cardiff Metropolitan University acceptance rate is 64%.



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