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Cardiff Metropolitan University

About Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University was originally founded in 1865 as the Cardiff School of Art & Design, and in 2011 became an independent University of Wales.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has about 13,000 students coming from over 130 countries.

It has been ranked a number of times as the top new university in Wales in recent years. Cardiff Met was ranked the best post-1992 university in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 80% of the research submitted by the University was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent.'

The University also enjoys close ties with industry and international universities such as the Samsung Art & Design Institute and the International College of Business and Technology in Sri Lanka and the London School of Commerce.

The university focuses on employment prospects and has a graduate employment rate of 95.6%, the highest in Wales.

 Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCampus

Cardiff Metropolitan University has three major campuses: the Cyncoed Campus, the Llandaff Campus and the Plas Gwyn Suburban Campus, all within 5 kilometers of Cardiff City Centre.

The Llandaff Campus offers a variety of facilities, such as coffee shops, parking spaces and student clubs. 

Cyncoed Campus is a vibrant campus offering students excellent sports facilities.

Plas Gwyn Residential Campus is known for its comfortable and safe accommodation facilities.

Location Specialities

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, approximately two hours west of London by rail. It has consistently been ranked as the most affordable city for students in terms of living costs. It's a tiny and easy space for students to navigate.

Cardiff is a safe, welcoming and multicultural community. Cardiff has 17 mosques, over 30 churches and a range of excellent food outlets, including Halal shops and foreign markets.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Accommodation

Nearly 1,000 rooms are available in university-owned accommodation in the Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn campuses. Most of the rooms at the Cyncoed Campus are catered for, with self-catering and en-suite rooms available on campus. Accommodation near the Plas Gwyn campus is all en suite and self-catering, 3 km from the center of Llandaff.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Ranking

  • 112th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 113th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Cardiff Metropolitan University Teaching Quality

The university was awarded a Silver in  Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 

Cardiff Metropolitan University Academic Divisions

  • Cardiff School of Art & Design 
  • Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy 
  • Cardiff School of Management 
  • Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences
  •  Cardiff School of Technologies


  • Cardiff Metropolitan degrees are recognized and respected around the world .
  • The University is consistently ranked as one of the top modern universities in the UK by all major league tables – The Times Good University Guide, The Sunday Times University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, The Complete University Guide.
  • The University has a diverse and cosmopolitan culture with students from more than 140 countries around the world.
  • Cardiff Metropolitan has a Silver in Teaching Excellence Framework (TFE) ranking. Cardiff Metropolitan is the top-ranked modern university in Wales.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • There are numerous forms of Financial support for international students in the UK at the Cardiff Metropolitan University. It includes scholarships, loans, grants, and others.
  • Some of the Financial aids are listed below:
    • Alumni discount: Students who graduated from the Cardiff Metropolitan University can avail 25% off from the university on further study.
    • Elite Sport Scholar Award: Students can get GBP 5000 per year if they perform well at a certain sport of their choice.
    • Sanctuary Award: This grants the students access to Met Rider bus pass, catering vouchers, and other benefits.
    • Study Life Award 2020: This helps the students by providing GBP 800 per year for food, photocopying, travels, or accommodation.
    • Current students can book an appointment with the University advisors or attend a drop-in session at the University to get the financial aid they require.
    • Some of the Scholarship programs include:
  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship providing GBP 7800 per student.
  • Go clean Scholarship providing GBP 2683 per student.
  • QS Undergraduate Scholarship providing GBP 8170 per student.

Famous Aluminis

  • TV personality Roy Nobles, 
  • Writer Phil Steele, 
  • Singer Simon Fowler, 
  • Cricketer Hug Morris, 
  • Rugby player Kieran Crawford, 
  • Boxer Nicky piper

Cardiff Metropolitan University Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 13000
Science (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 13000
Arts (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 13000
Hospitality & Tourism (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 13000
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 13000
Management (5 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 14000

Cardiff Metropolitan University Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS
Hospitality & Tourism IELTS
Information Technology (IT) IELTS
Management IELTS , PTE
Media Films IELTS , PTE
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS
Science IELTS , PTE

Cardiff Metropolitan University English language Requirements:

International students must submit one of the following English language proficiency test scores for admission:

Exam Undergraduate Requirements Graduate Requirements
IELTS Overall 6.0 with no subject less than 5.5 Overall 6.0 with no subject less than 5.5
TOEFL-iBT Overall - 72 Overall - 72
Pearsons Overall 52 Overall 52
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) No component less than 162 No component less than 162

UG and PG:

  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • PTE – 52 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.

​MPhil / PhD:

  • IELTS – 6.5 overall with 6.5 in both Reading and Writing and a minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Speaking.
  • PTE – 61 overall and a minimum of 61 in all components.

​The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Highlights

Type of University Public
Campus Setting Urban
Endowment 38.2 million GBP (2019)
Cost of Attendance 9,000 GBP
Housing Facilities Available
Mode of Application Online and Offline.
Application fee Not applicable.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Expense Cost
Tuition 800-12000 GBP
Meals 200 GBP
Housing 800 GBP
Student Activity Fee Free for Hall room Students.
Weekly Expenses 300 GBP
On,-Off cost 2500 GBP

Personal requirements including books charge a different fee according to the course.

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Cardiff Metropolitan University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 12,500


£ 13,150

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 4,500

Campus accommodation

£ 6,820

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.