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Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, and its 26 academic schools are organised into three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering. The university is made up of two large campuses, both close to the centre of Cardiff.

Key Facts


  • #25 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #21 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • #29 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #1 for Celtic studies, #3 for Architecture, East and South Asian studies and Education, #4 for Nursing (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 20,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 9,000

Year founded

  • 1883

  • Professors at Cardiff have won many prestigious awards including two Nobel Prizes, one in Chemistry and the other in Medicine.  
  • A new home has opened recently for the highly-regarded School of Journalism, Media and Culture, alongside BBC Cymru Wales. It is the latest phase of a £600m development plan. 
  • Other projects include a £40m programme to refurbish lecture theatres, classrooms and seminar rooms, a £300m Innovation Campus and a Translational Research Centre working with industry to develop medical diagnostic tools and therapies. 
  • It offers over 300 undergraduate degrees and more than 200 taught masters, diplomas and certificates.  
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