Cardiff University
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1883
Address: Cardiff University
Introduction

Cardiff University is situated in the heart of the Welsh capital. Founded in 1883 with just 13 academic staff and 102 full-time students, it has grown quickly and is now caters for in excess of 30,000 students. It is the only Welsh university in the Russell Group. Its 26 academic schools are organised into three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering. It offers over 300 undergraduate degrees and more than 200 taught masters, diplomas and certificates, as well as providing professional short courses. About 6,500 international students from more than 100 countries are enrolled at Cardiff. The university is made up of two large campuses, both close to the centre of Cardiff. Heath Park, a mile to its north, is on the fringe of 100 acres of parkland and playing fields. With the exception of Pharmacy and Optometry, it houses the university’s healthcare schools, sharing the site with the University Hospital of Wales. Study areas and IT facilities are open around the clock and, as well as libraries and lecture theatres, there is a swimming pool, fitness suite and squash court. Cathays Park is the main campus and home to 22 of the university’s schools, as well as the main Student’s Union. Just half a mile from the city centre, it includes restaurants, shops, a nightclub and pubs. Among the tree-lined avenues and Portland stone buildings are modern study facilities, including labs, IT suites and lecture theatres. Professors at Cardiff have won many prestigious awards including two Nobel Prizes, one in Chemistry and the other in Medicine. Many have been selected to join the likes of the British Academy and Royal Academy of Engineering, while the university itself has been awarded six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It has an alumni network of 145,000, drawn from over 180 countries. Notable graduates include BBC newsreader Huw Edwards, the Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke, and a previous national poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
151-200
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2017
101-150
2018
101-150
2019
151-200
2020
151-200
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Public Administration
4
Geography
23
Biological Sciences
27
Sociology
47
Human Biological Sciences
76-100
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
76-100
Medical Technology
76-100
Psychology
76-100
Key Statistics
27510
Total Enrollment
6480(23.6%)
International Students
20905
Undergraduate Enrollment
3160(15.1%)
International Students
6605
Graduate Enrollment
3320(50.3%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Accounting and Economics
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Management
Accounting with A European Language
Adult Nursing
Ancient and Medieval History
Ancient History
Ancient History and French
Ancient History and German
Ancient History and History
Ancient History and Italian
Ancient History and Philosophy
Ancient History and Religious Studies
Ancient History and Spanish
Ancient History and Welsh
Archaeology
Archaeology and Ancient History
Archaeology and French
Archaeology and German
Archaeology and History
Archaeology and Italian
Archaeology and Medieval History
Archaeology and Philosophy
Archaeology and Religious Studies
Archaeology and Welsh
Architectural Engineering
Architectural Studies
Astrophysics
Astrophysics
Banking and Finance
Banking and Finance with A European Language
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Science (Anatomy)
Biomedical Science (Neuroscience)
Biomedical Science (Physiology)
Biomedical Science (Standard Route)
Biotechnology
Business Economics with A European Language
Business Economics
Business Information Systems
Business Management
Business Management with A European Language
Business Studies and Japanese
Chemistry
Children'S Nursing
City and Regional Planning
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering
Clinical Practice
Community Practice
Computer Science
Computer Science with High Performance Computing
Computer Science with Security and Forensics
Computer Science with Visual Computing
Computer Systems Engineering
Computing and Mathematics
Conservation of Objects In Museums and Archaeology
Criminology
Criminology and Education
Criminology and Social Policy
Criminology and Sociology
Dental Therapy and Hygiene
Dentistry
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Economics and Finance
Economics and History
Economics and Management Studies
Economics and Philosophy
Economics and Politics
Economics with A European Language
Education
Education and Social Policy
Education and Sociology
Education and Welsh
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronic and Communication Engineering
English Language
English Language and Communication
English Language and English Literature
English Language and French
English Language and German
English Language and Italian
English Language and Philosophy
English Language and Spanish
English Language and Welsh
English Literature
English Literature and Ancient History
English Literature and Archaeology
English Literature and German
English Literature and History
English Literature and Music
English Literature and Philosophy
English Literature and Religious Studies
English Literature and Welsh
Environmental Geoscience
Exploration and Resource Geology
French
French and Economics
French and English Literature
French and German
French and History
French and Italian
French and Japanese
French and Mathematics
French and Music
French and Philosophy
French and Politics
French and Spanish
French and Welsh
Genetics
Geography (Human)
Geography (Human) and Planning
Geology
German
German and Economics
German and History
German and Italian
German and Japanese
German and Mathematics
German and Music
German and Politics
German and Religious Studies
German and Spanish
German and Welsh
History
History and Italian
History and Music
History and Philosophy
History and Religious Studies
History and Sociology
History and Spanish
History and Welsh
History with Welsh History
Human Resources
Integrated Engineering
International Management
Italian
Italian and Economics
Italian and English Literature
Italian and Japanese
Italian and Music
Italian and Philosophy
Italian and Politics
Italian and Spanish
Japanese
Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Journalism, Media and English Literature
Law and Criminology
Law and French
Law and German
Law and Politics
Law and Sociology
Law and Welsh
Law
Logistics and Operations
Marine Geography
Marine Geoscience
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics and Its Applications
Mathematics and Religious Studies
Mathematics and Welsh
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Engineering
Medical Pharmacology
Medicine
Mental Health Nursing
Microbiology
Midwifery
Modern History and Politics
Molecular Biology
Music
Music and Mathematics
Music and Philosophy
Music and Religious Studies
Music and Welsh
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy and Mathematics
Philosophy and Politics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Sociology
Philosophy and Welsh
Physics
Physics and Mathematics
Physics and Music
Physics with Astronomy
Physics with Medical Physics
Physiotherapy
Politics
Politics and Religious Studies
Politics and Sociology
Politics and Spanish
Politics and Welsh
Politics, Diploma In Etudes Politiques
Psychology
Radiography: Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging
Radiotherapy and Oncology
Religious and Theological Studies
Religious Studies and Italian
Religious Studies and Spanish
Social Policy and Sociology
Social Science
Sociology and Journalism
Sociology and Religious Studies
Sociology and Welsh
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish and Economics
Spanish and English Literature
Spanish and Japanese
Spanish and Philosophy
Theoretical and Computational Physics
Welsh
Welsh and Italian
Welsh and Religious Studies
Welsh and Spanish
Zoology
Graduate Programs
Accounting and Finance
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Practice
Advanced Surgical Practice
Ageing, Health and Disease
Analytic & Modern European Philosophy
Ancient and Medieval Warfare
Ancient History
Applied Behaviour Analysis and Challenging Behaviour
Applied Environmental Geology
Applied Linguistics
Archaeology
Architectural Studies
Architecture: Professional Studies
Asian Religions
Bar Professional Training Course
Bioinformatics / Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
Biophotonics
Building Energy and Environmental Performance Modelling
Business Administration (MBA)
Canon Law
Care Of Collections
Catalysis
Chemical Biology
Christian Doctrine
Christian Ethics
Church History
Civil Engineering
Clinical Dermatology
Clinical Engineering
Clinical Optometry
Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical Research
Colposcopy
Community Health Studies
Composition
Computer Science
Computing
Computing with Placement
Computing & It Management
Conscious Sedation In Dentistry
Conservation Practice
Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development In Optometry and Vision Sciences
Creative Writing
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Critical and Cultural Theory
Critical Care
Diabetes
Early Celtic Studies
Early Medieval Society and Culture
Economics
Education
Education For Health Professionals
Electrical Energy Systems
English Literature
Environmental Design Of Buildings
Environmental Hydrogeology
Equality and Diversity
Ethics and Social Philosophy
Ethnomusicology
European Governance and Public Policy
European Legal Studies
European Neolithic
European Studies
Finance
Financial Economics
Forensic Linguistics
Foundation In Primary Care Pain Management
Genetic Counselling
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Geography, Policy and Practice
Governance and Devolution
Health Care Sciences
History
History and Archaeology of The Greek & Roman World
Housing
Human Resource Management
Human Rights Law
Hydro-Environment Engineering
Image Appreciation
Implantology
Information Security and Privacy
International Commercial Law
International Economics and Public Policy
International Economics, Banking and Finance
International Journalism
International Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics
International Planning and Development
International Public Relations and Global Communications Management
International Relations
International Transport
Islam In Contemporary Britain
Journalism
Journalism, Media and Communications
Journalism
Language and Communication Research
Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
Law and Governance of The European Union
Law
Lean Operations
Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs
Legal Aspects Of Medical Practice
Legal Practice Course
Lifelong Learning
Logistics and Operations Management
Managing Care In Perioperative Practice
Marine Policy
Master Of Clinical Dentistry
Medical Education
Medical Education
Medical Illustration
Medical Toxicology
Medical Ultrasound
Medieval British Studies
Molecular Modelling
Multimedia Systems Communications Engineering
Music, Culture and Politics
Musicology
Neuroimaging Methods & Applications
Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Neurorehabilitation
Non-Medical Prescribing
Obstetric and / Or Gynaecological Ultrasound
Occupational Health (Policy and Practice)
Occupational Therapy
Operational Research and Applied Statistics
Operational Research, Applied Statistics and Risk
Orthodontics
Orthopaedic Engineering
Pain Management
Palliative Medicine/Palliative Care
Performance Studies
Pharmacy Clinical Practice (Community and Primary Care)
Physical Organic Chemistry
Physiotherapy
Planning Practice and Research
Planning Practice
Political Communications
Political Theory
Politics and International Relations + Laureamagistrale
Politics and Public Policy
Positive Approaches To Challenging Behaviour
Post Qualifying Social Work
Practical Dermatology
Practical Theology
Professional Conservation
Professional Engineering
Psychiatry
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Radiographic Reporting
Radiography
Regeneration Studies
Religion In Late Antiquity
Safeguarding Children
Science, Media and Communication
Social Care Law
Social Science Research Methods
Social Work
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Sports Physiotherapy
Strategic Information Systems
Strategic Marketing
Structural Engineering
Surgical Care Practice
Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy
Sustainable Chemistry
Theology: Chaplaincy Studies
Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design
Therapeutics
Tissue Engineering
Translation Studies
Transport and Planning
Urban Design
Welsh and Celtic Studies
Welsh Government and Politics
Welsh History
Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering
Wound Healing and Tissue Repair