"My degree from Cardiff prepared me for a career working on multi-million dollar engineering projects."

Rajeeve Nair, MSc Structural Engineering

    Excellent quality education in Wales

Cardiff University is ranked among the 25 best universities in the UK. We are a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, and the 12th largest in the UK in terms of student numbers. We offer high quality degrees, provide support and experience, and prepare excellent students for a successful career.

Our teaching takes place in a research environment and students benefit from interaction with researchers who work at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines. You will gain the most up-to-date knowledge from pioneers in their industry.

    Unique experience for international students

We welcome more than 26,000 students who represent over 120 countries, and are very proud of our friendly international community. As a student here, you will have the opportunity to volunteer, join clubs and societies, and take part in many extra-curricular activities to meet people, socialise and make the most of your student experience. After graduating, you will become part of our alumni network of 170,000.

Cardiff University’s research attracts awards from the most prominent funding organisations in the UK and generates more than £100 million annually from grants and contracts.

    Prestigious university with global profile

Cardiff University was ranked 135th out of 10,000 universities worldwide in 2011, and in the latest assessment of research quality it was ranked 15th in the UK. Two of our staff are Nobel Prize Laureate and we have won three Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 15 years, and consistently rank in the top 10 for many of our subjects.