Cardiff Metropolitan University

Study in Cardiff

  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

Student life

Deciding where to study isn’t just about choosing the most appropriate course. You also need to choose where you want to live or be based for the next few years of your life. Whether you’re local to the city, or considering studying with us from further afield, we’re confident that Cardiff is the place you’ll want to call home and we aim to make your student experience with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. With a thriving student population, Cardiff is ranked as the most affordable student city in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2022).

Our award-winning Res Life community, the team aim to make living in halls one of the best experiences of your university life (Best Student Community, National Student Housing Awards 2019).

What's it like to live in Wales?
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With lush rolling hills to explore by foot, bike or zipline, a proud sporting tradition, and a famously-benevolent population who like a good singsong, Wales may offer the most satisfying student experience in the UK.

The country has a little of everything: historic cities like Cardiff and Swansea, pretty coastal towns, and three national parks including Snowdonia – home to the highest mountain in Wales. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’ll be right at home.

Studying here, you’re bound to hear a tale or a hundred involving dragons, knights, and castles, perhaps over some rarebit – a traditional dish that will put your average student’s cheese on toast to shame.

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What's it like to live in Cardiff?
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Cardiff may be the most lush student city on the map – and a buzzing hot-spot if you're mad about sport.

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Campus and facilities

  • Cyncoed Campus

Cyncoed is home to the Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy and the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences (Cyncoed).

It is a busy campus that offers on-site accommodation and a new purpose-built Campus Centre. The campus offers excellent sporting facilities, on-site shop, coffee bars and refectory. The campus also acts as the head office for the Students' and Athletics Union.

  • Llandaff Campus

Llandaff is the home of the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences (Llandaff), Cardiff School of Management, ​​​Cardiff School of Technologies and the ​​​Cardiff School of Art & Design​.

With millions of pounds of recent investment the campus offers excellent sporting facilities, student union, coffee bars and refectory. The campus is approximately two miles from the city centre, surrounded by numerous parks, playing fields and the historic village of Llandaff.

This campus is also located near our Plas Gwyn residential campus.

Course locations

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Llandaff Campus

Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB


Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3DF

Coleg Gwent

Crosskeys Campus, Risca Road, Crosskeys, Caerphilly, NP11 7ZA

Cardiff Met - Cyncoed

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

Cyncoed Campus

Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

Black Mountains College

Unit 3 Great House Barn, New Street, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0AH

Main Site

Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB