Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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Cardiff Metropolitan University - Background & Overview

Established     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 64%
Faculty to Student Ratio 1:18.2
Employment Rate 95%
Endowment 38.2 million GBP (2019)
Graduation Rate 79%
Official Website Link Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wale
Contact Details +44 29 2041 6070


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USPs of the University 

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

  • list items 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.
  • list items Top Recruiters - Recruitment sectors are education, healthcare, retail and sport, and hospitality.
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    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

  • list items Number of Rooms - 393 single study bedrooms
  • list items Cost of Rooms -  £5000 (plus a £500 booking deposit
  • Accommodation Option - Cyncoed halls of residence

  • list items Number of Rooms - 557 study bedrooms
  • list items 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

  • list items Number of Rooms -  650 en-suite study bedrooms
  • list items 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.
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    Notable Alumni

    Some famous alumni from Cardiff Metropolitan University include:

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

  • list items Bus Services - Met Rider Bus Service, Circular Bus 
  • list items Train Services - Waun-Gron railway
  • list items Nearest Airport - Cardiff (CWL) Airport - 8.4 miles.
  • list items Nearest Hospital - University Hospital of Wales, St David's Hospital, Lansdowne Hospital
  • list items 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