Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

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Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Welcome to Cardiff Metropolitan University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, we continue to invest in our students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience​; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.​​​​


Cardiff Metropolitan University is made up of five Academic Schools: Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Cardiff School of Art & Design
Cardiff School of Education 
Cardiff School of Health Science
Cardiff School of Management
Cardiff Scho​ol of Sport

​All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Each school is also heavily involved with research and enterprise activities in their fields and offer thriving study environments for ​our students. Our academic teams are at the forefront of their fields and are supported in developing their knowledge and skills through the University’s staff review and development scheme.

Making our students employable: Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Through work placement programmes, links with professional bodies and the promotion of student entrepreneurship, our focus on employability has ensured that 96​% of o​ur graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation.*​

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015

Learning and Teaching: Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Our approach to learning, teaching and assessment is underpinned by high quality academic standards, working in partnership with students, the development and embedding of technology-enhanced learning and assessment, and research informed teaching.

Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession or pathway. Learning and teaching will always be at the heart of what we do here at Cardiff Metropolitan University and ​we hope you fully experience our efforts to maintain a personal touch within a friendly and supportive learning environment.​

Research and Enterprise: Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a research and business orientated university.  Research is at the heart of Cardiff Met and its Schools, engaging in research that is at the interface of new knowledge creation and its application. With an excellent track record in applied research, supported by a strong base of expertise and advanced scholarship, the University’s research has direct application in business, industry, the professions and the community at large.

With our business-orientated approach Cardiff Metropolitan University focuses on the needs of industry, commerce, public and voluntary sector organisations. Our strong research and teaching base provide the platform for the development of a wide range of services relevant to many types of industries.

For further information please visit our research and business​ web pages.

A global university: Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Ranked as the top UK University for overall international s​tudent support six years in a row*, Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to educate students from over 140 countries worldwide and be ass​ociated with a number of high-calibre partners in the UK and internationally. For further information please visit our international and partnerships​​ web pages.

*International Student Barometer (ISB) survey 

Vision:  Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

The University aspires to be a top-10 UK post-92 university that is renowned for:

  • High quality student centred provision and internationally relevant curricula that promote student employability and personal success
  • Knowledge transfer / knowledge exploitation excellence
  • Underpinned by a strong ethos of research and entrepreneurship
  • The creativity of its staff, students and graduates
  • The excellence of its academic schools, each of which will be eminent in its field.

Mission:  Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

  • To provide student-centred learning opportunities that are accessible, flexible, inclusive, lifelong and of the highest quality
  • To provide a culture within which applied research and enterprise will flourish
  • To develop established and new centres of excellence in professional education, applied research and knowledge transfer
  • To provide services meeting the needs of Wales and wider communities by working in partnership with city, national and international bodies.


Please click below to view the Cardiff Metropolitan University Strategic Plan 2012 – 2017:

Cardiff Metropolitan University Strategic Plan 2012 – 2017 (PDF)


CONTACT US:  Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB.
Tel: 029 2041 6070.
​General enquiries telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6070