Cardiff Metropolitan University - Background & Overview

Former Names

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff


    2011 – Cardiff Metropolitan University
1996 – University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
1990 - Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (CIHE)
1976 – South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
1865 – Cardiff School of Art

Founded Under

Royal Charter in 1884

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

The most valuable possession is knowledge

University City

Cardiff, Wales
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio


Employment Rate



38.2 million GBP (2019)

Graduation Rate


Official Website Link

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wale

Contact Details

+44 29 2041 6070


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USPs of the University 

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University is famous for the following -
  • Art & Design
  • Education
  • Management
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Technologies

Jobs and Placements

  • Employment Rates of Graduates - 94.8 percent of Cardiff Met graduates work or study 6 months after graduation and 67 percent of Cardiff Met graduates work 6 months after graduation.
  • Top Recruiters - Recruitment sectors are education, healthcare, retail and sport, and hospitality.

Infrastructural Facilities

The University has multiple research and business centres including Welsh Center for Tourism Research, Food Industry Centre, and the National Center for Research on Product Design and Development.


Options are available at Plas Gwyn halls; Cyncoed halls and halls of residences close to the campuses.

Accommodation Option - Plas Gwyn

  • Number of Rooms - 393 single study bedrooms
  • Cost of Rooms -  £5000 (plus a £500 booking deposit

Accommodation Option - Cyncoed halls of residence

  • Number of Rooms - 557 study bedrooms
  • Cost of Rooms - Self Catered single en suite costs £119.00 - £127.00, Catered single costs £168.00 while Catered single en suite is of £179.00.

Accommodation Option - Liberty House, Liberty Fields, and Liberty Court

  • Number of Rooms -  650 en-suite study bedrooms
  • Cost of Rooms - Self-catered en suite Single £128.00 for Liberty House and Liberty Court. Liberty Fields has self-catered en suite single £131.00.

Notable Alumni 

Some famous alumni from Cardiff Metropolitan University include:

  • Helen Glover, Olympic Gold Medallist
  • Brett Morse, Olympic Discus thrower
  • Ben Simons, Olympic Bobsleigh Athlete
  • Chris Elmore, Member of the UK Parliament
  • Lynn Davies, Olympic Gold Medallist
  • Rory Burns, international cricketer

Cardiff Metropolitan University Location 

  • Bus Services - Met Rider Bus Service, Circular Bus 
  • Train Services - Waun-Gron railway
  • Nearest Airport - Cardiff (CWL) Airport - 8.4 miles.
  • Nearest Hospital - University Hospital of Wales, St David's Hospital, Lansdowne Hospital
  • Recreational Sites - Cardiff Bay, the Vale coast and seaside and nightlife venues

Cardiff Metropolitan University Map Location 

Address: Llandaff Campus, Western Ave, Cardiff CF5 2YB, United Kingdom

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