Cardiff University - Overview & Background




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University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Truth, Unity and Concord

University City

Cardiff, Wales
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



    £45.5 million

Employment Rate


Campus Size

100 acres

Official Website Link

Cardiff University, Wales

Contact Details

+44 29 2087 4000


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USPs of the University

 The university gives back more to the country’s economy than it takes and is a frontline for innovative research with various sources of funding and collaborations. 

Jobs and Placements

 As per the  2016 graduate employer survey, 98% rated the employability of its students as Good/Excellent. 

Infrastructural Facilities

The University Has 2 Big Campuses

  1. Cathays Park - Houses 22 of the 26 academic schools. It is less than half a mile from Cardiff's vibrant city center.
  2. Heath Park - Houses all the healthcare-related schools with its own specialist resources and facilities.  
  3. It is home to various sports facilities like Fitness and Conditioning Centre, Sports Fields, training centers. 
  4. The School of Engineering houses labs for Gas Turbine Testing, Additive Manufacturing, Structural Performance, and so on. 

Masters Courses Offered By the Department


Number of Rooms

Cost of Rooms

Aberdare Hall

Floors With Shared Kitchen (9-28 Students)

From £113 Per Week (Total Cost From £4,530)

Hodge Hall

Flats With Shared Kitchen (4-6 Students)

From £123 Per Week (Total Cost From £4,900)

Liberty House

Flats With Shared Kitchen (4-6 Students)
Self Contained Studios

From £130 Per Week (Total Cost From £5,310)

Roy Jenkins Hall

Flats With Shared Kitchen For 5 Students
  Self Contained Studios For Postgraduates and Couples  

  From £113 Per Week (Total Cost From £4,530)  

Senghennydd Court

Flats With Shared Kitchen (5 Students)

From £113 Per Week (Total Cost From £4,530

  Student Houses (Colum Road/Place)  

Flats/Houses With a Shared Kitchen For 3-11 Students

From £104 per week (Total cost from £4,158)

Student Houses (Village)

Houses With Shared Kitchen For 4-11 Students
Self Contained Flats For Couples and Families

From £104 Per Week (Total Cost From £4,158

Talybont South

Flats With Shared Kitchen (4-8 Students)

From £131 Per Week (Total Cost From £5,081)

Talybont Court

Flats With Shared Kitchen (4-7 Students)
3 Bedroom Houses For Families

From £133 Per Week (Total Cost From £5,328)

Talybont North

Flats With Shared Kitchen (4-10 Students)

From £113 Per Week (Total Cost From £4,384)

Notable Alumni 

  • Andrew Gould, former CEO, Schlumberger
  • Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder, Specsavers
  • Robert Huber, Professor of Chemistry, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1988
  • Martin Evans, Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007
  • Tim Hetherington, nominee of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011
  • Huw Edwards, BAFTA award-winning journalist
  • Gabrielle Allen, computer scientist
  • Roy Jenkins, former President of the European Commission
  • Abedelnasser Abulrob, medical researcher

 Cardiff University Location

  • Address - Located on the coast of South Wales
  • Train Services - connects to London by train within 2 hours
  • Nearest Airport -Cardiff and Bristol Airports
  • Recreational Sites - over 60 clubs for sports of all kinds. Also runs a High-Performance Program.  

Cardiff University Map Location 

Address - Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom

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