University profile

Cardiff Metropolitan University

2018/19 edition

About Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries.

The university has been integral to the City of Cardiff since 1865 and we pride ourselves on being a strong, sustainable and student-centred university, focused on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cardiff and southeast Wales; promoting student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer.

The university is made up of five academic schools:

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The Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Research Students Survey ranked the university among the top 10 UK universities in all of its five key areas of measurement.

Postgraduate study and research opportunities

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Whether you’re looking for full or part-time study, Cardiff Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. Postgraduates make up 36% of total student population - amongst the highest proportion of all Welsh universities.

We pride ourselves on having a strong reputation in applied research and active engagement with business and industry and can offer you first-class taught programmes and unique research opportunities across our five academic schools.

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Cardiff School of Art & Design

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At the heart of creativity in Cardiff for over 140 years, the Cardiff School of Art & Design is host to a wide variety of exciting postgraduate programmes and research activity and actively seeks to collaborate with academic and industry partners. We engage with cutting edge design technologies and material arts, as well as fine arts, and the history and theory of art and design.

Cardiff School of Education

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The Cardiff School of Education provides an educational centre of excellence. Located at the Cyncoed Campus, the School has over 2000 students supported by over 100 academic and administrative staff. The School is divided into three Departments, Teacher Education and Training (TET), Humanities and Professional Development. Together, these three Departments offer a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level.

The School is now in its 60th year of TET provision in Cardiff and the provision remains the largest in Wales and one of the largest centres for TET in the UK.

Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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The Cardiff School of Health Sciences is a major provider of postgraduate education and research in Health Sciences in Wales. It is widely accepted that health care students are best educated in a research rich environment. The School has a vibrant research culture, with over sixty research degree candidates in disciplines across the School and our courses are informed by the latest research in the field. The school has a wide portfolio of postgraduate programmes most of which are professionally accredited.

Cardiff School of Management

The Cardiff School of Management is one of the leading centres for MBA learning in the UK university sector, with over 2,800 students in total studying across all subject disciplines.

Autumn 2010 saw the opening of the brand new, state-of-the-art Management building at the Llandaff Campus; enabling the school to become a leading centre in the UK for teaching and research in subjects including business, finance, hospitality and tourism.

Cardiff School of Sport

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Cardiff School of Sport, with its 60 year history, is a recognised centre of excellence in the UK. It has established a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic, sporting and research work and provides some of the most popular and contemporary postgraduate sport degree courses in the UK. The Cardiff School of Sport has a postgraduate community of over 200 students.

The Cardiff School of Sport is committed to establishing itself as a research and enterprise centre to support the development of sporting excellence in Wales and the UK.


Research is at the heart of Cardiff Metropolitan University and its Schools of Art & Design, Education, Health Sciences, Management, Sport, and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR).

We can provide opportunities to undertake supervised research programmes, which lead to the awards of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Your study may take place entirely at university, or at your place of work, or a combination of both.

Areas of Research

The University has a number of high-profile research and enterprise centres, including ‘zero2five’ - the new Food Industry Centre, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research. Please visit our website for further information about research at Cardiff Met.


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We offer facilities of the highest standard to our postgraduate students and staff. Across all campuses we offer first class libraries, learning centres, dedicated research spaces, print studios and support services. Our aim is to provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment.

Autumn 2010 saw the opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art, Cardiff School of Management building and a brand new Learning Centre at the Llandaff Campus. The £4.9m Food Industry Centre at Llandaff also opened in 2009. Autumn 2014 will see the opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art building for the School of Art & Design at the Llandaff Campus.

Student facilities, learning centres and the provisions within the university are constantly being updated and reviewed to make sure student satisfaction is not just met but exceeds expectation. Library users have direct access to an overall stock of approximately 270,000 books and 1,000 journals. We also run the Cardiff Met Rider, a dedicated bus service, running between halls of residence, teaching campuses and the city centre.

Llandaff and Cyncoed provide excellent sporting facilities for those who want to stay in shape.

Postgraduate funding

Postgraduate scholarships

We offer a 'Postgraduate Scholarship' to applicants from the UK or EU, studying a taught masters programme. Students should be privately funded and must have obtained a first class degree.

There are also course specific scholarships available for certain postgraduate programmes.

For further information email please visit the scholarships website or email

Doctoral scholarships

The university offers a number of doctoral scholarship schemes designed to offer opportunities for postgraduate study in a range of disciplines.

Please visit our website to find out more about Doctoral Scholarships.

Sports scholarships

A 'Sports Scholarship Programme' also operates at the university, supporting the development of elite performers in a range of sports.

The aim of the Sports Scholarship is to assist students of exceptional sporting ability to develop their academic and sporting talents to their full potential, and therefore to encourage the development of university sport. This can be up to £1,000.

The scholarship is open to all students regardless of what course they are studying as long as they are competing or have the potential to compete at international level.

Contact details

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