Cardiff University

Park Place

  • Location: City

About us

Cardiff University was established in 1883 and holds an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales’s only Russell Group university. We were ranked 11th for impact in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework with our research boasting real-world benefits for society and the academic environment.

With over 350 undergraduate courses to choose from, our degrees provide you with large amounts of flexibility and choice. We were ranked 13th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2022.

Our attractive Cathays Park Campus, located in the heart of Cardiff city centre, is home to most of our academic schools and close to a wide range of student accommodation and the Students’ Union. The Heath Park Campus hosts our schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare, sharing its site with the University Hospital of Wales.

The university has links with more than 300 top-ranked institutions, which gives students an opportunity to study abroad.

Reasons to love Cardiff | Cardiff University

Our students fall in love with Cardiff. So what makes the Welsh capital so appealing? Here are our reasons to love Cardiff.

What makes us different


Cardiff offers all the atmosphere and amenities that you’d expect from a capital, but in an intimate setting. Cardiff also came second in the 2023 NatWest Student Living Index of the most affordable UK student cities.


Our diverse and inclusive 33,000 student body is represented by students from more than 140 countries around the world. Study with us and you can take advantage of our 300+ links with global top-ranked universities to study, work or volunteer aboard.

Students Union

The Cardiff Students’ Union was recently voted 2nd best SU in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2024.

Centre for student life  

The brand new £50m Centre for Student Life is home to a range of services providing easy access to any support you may need with your studies, health and wellbeing, preparing for your future, managing your money and living in Cardiff.

Languages for all

Our Languages for All programme gives you the chance to improve your language skills alongside your studies –for free!

When applying for universities, I attended various open days around the country, but nothing quite stood out to me like Cardiff did. The fact that everything is so close together and well connected with transport links, the buildings around campus are gorgeous, and you have everything you ever need in one place is really what stood out to me when it came to making my final decision.

BSc Biomedical Sciences

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Course locations

Main Site - Cardiff

30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE

Cathays Park Campus

Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Main Site

PO Box 921, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ

Heath Park Campus

Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN