Cardiff University is a public research university in Cardiff, Wales. Founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, it became a founding college of the University of Wales in 1893.

We excel in producing high quality, innovative research which translates into benefits both locally and worldwide.

We have a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Our academic staff are driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.

Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. By fulfilling our vision we expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.


Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and its University is located in the heart of the city. The University has a long and proud history, dating back to 1883 when it was founded as the University College of Wales. Today, Cardiff University is a leading research institution, with a global reputation for excellence.

The University is situated in an area of great natural beauty, with stunning views of Cardiff Bay and the surrounding countryside. It is also just a short journey from the vibrant city centre, which offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars.

If you are looking for a university that is located in a beautiful and exciting city, then Cardiff University is the perfect choice for you.


The University offer top courses in Architecture, Engineering and Business & Management. Click below to discover the wide range of courses that Cardiff University offer.