Cardiff University

Cardiff University Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK

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Master’s degrees and postgraduate research in Cardiff

Join a community of over 10,000 postgraduate students in the UK’s most affordable student city.

From world-leading research and excellent teaching to fantastic career prospects and free language classes, Cardiff University has what you need for your postgraduate studies.

Research and teaching excellence

  • Cardiff University is proud to be a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 world-class, research-intensive universities.
  • We are a top 20 university in the UK for the overall quality of our research. 90% of our research was confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
  • With breakthroughs in areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, nuclear waste disposal and school food reform, our research is making positive and lasting impact around the world.
  • We maintain a high standard of teaching. We are in the top 40 best UK universities for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

Study with us

  • We offer more than 400 postgraduate study options.
  • Many of our programmes can be studied part-time, enabling you to balance study with professional, financial or family commitments.
  • We also offer a number of conversion courses which offer you the opportunity to explore a new subject, such as law or computing, at postgraduate level.

Supporting your studies

  • We want to help you make the most of your postgraduate experience by ensuring you can access any additional help you need.
  • Our support services are there every step of the way, from money advice and confidential counselling to disability services and award-winning childcare.

Kickstart your career

  • Wherever you are in your career journey, our team of professional careers advisors can help you develop your career plans after graduation.
  • We provide postgraduates with hands-on placements and internships with industry partners; workshops and interview skills advice; graduate employment fairs and a jobs board with more than 1,000 opportunities.

Funding your studies

Doctoral Academy

  • The Doctoral Academy is our hub for postgraduate research students to access personal, professional and research skills development as well as funding opportunities.
  • The Academy offer a range of interdisciplinary community events, providing opportunities for postgraduate research students to get together and make connections, from annual student-led conferences to workshops and events throughout the year.

Living in Cardiff

  • Our city is ranked as the most affordable city for UK students (Natwest Student Living Index 2022).
  • Cardiff is bursting with culture, cuisine, architecture, entertainment and history.
  • Living in Cardiff means having wild Wales on your doorstep, with incredible beaches, countryside and mountains nearby.

Learn a new language

  • Open up a world of opportunities with our Languages for All programme, giving you the chance to learn a new language alongside your studies.
  • Choose from a range of languages including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
  • Flexible study options allow you to learn in a way that suits you, through weekly classes, intensive sessions or independent learning.

Student life

  • Our Students’ Union is rated 2nd best in the UK (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022).
  • Home to over 200 student societies and 60 spot clubs, a free employment service and a number of social spaces, the Students’ Union caters to every student’s needs.

Open Day

Join us at our next Postgraduate Open Day to discover what Cardiff University and the city has to offer you.

Book your place for access to:

  • Postgraduate funding and finance talks
  • Student Q&As
  • Meeting staff
  • Departmental talks
  • Campus tours

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