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The historic city of Cardiff is the capital of Wales, located across the Severn Estuary from England and 130 miles from London. It is home to a number of sites of Welsh national importance as well as three universities, various other higher education campuses and over 60,000 resident students.
Cardiff has been an important administrative centre since Roman times – a characteristic reflected in the fact that the city is home to both the historic Cardiff Castle and the Senedd, the seat of the modern Welsh Parliament.
Cardiff’s industrial and manufacturing heritage is celebrated in a range of monuments and museums, but, in more recent times, the city has emerged as one of Britain’s most significant creative and cultural hubs. The National Museum Wales has an outstanding collection of art and historical artefacts, while the Wales Millennium Centre regularly hosts world-class cultural performances and is home to the Welsh National Opera and Literature Wales (among several other creative organisations).
Whilst studying a Masters in Cardiff you’ll enjoy access to a range of historical attractions as well as some of the UK’s most high-profile arts and entertainment venues. International sporting events and major concerts are regularly hosted at the Millennium Stadium, St David’s Hall and the Motorpoint Arena.
Other parts of the pretty South Wales Valleys are easily accessible and the journey to London is only two hours by train.
The oldest university in Cardiff is Cardiff University, which traces its origins to 1883. It is part of the elite Russell Group of UK research universities and routinely ranks in the world top 200 universities and the UK top 50. In addition to Cardiff University, Cardiff is home to Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
The city also hosts campuses of the University of Wales, Trinity St David and the University of South Wales. The latter is the oldest university in Wales, following its formation from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales Newport.
There are plenty of employment opportunities for talented postgraduates in Cardiff, which is home to a number of national and international organisations. The city has a thriving media sector, with BBC Wales and ITV Wales headquartered there, and Welsh-language broadcaster S4C also maintaining a studio in Cardiff. Other important industries include financial services, advanced manufacturing and life sciences.
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The ACCA Professional Qualification, covering all accounting disciplines, can act as a springboard to career success in many different areas of accountancy and finance. Read more
The MSc Accounting and Finance programme is suitable for anyone wishing to acquire specialist knowledge within the realm of accountancy and finance, and who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector, either as an analyst or accountant. Read more
The online Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Acute Medicine provides you with the opportunity to shape the future of this rapidly evolving, multidisciplinary speciality. Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. Read more
Our MSc in Advanced Building Performance Evaluation aims to give students a solid foundation in the evaluation of the operational performance of buildings for energy and environmental aspects. Read more
Take your science career to the next level with our Master’s degree in Advanced Chemistry. This broad and flexible course can be tailored to fit your interests and career aspirations, helping you develop the skills you need to follow your chosen career. Read more
The MSc Advanced Computer Science will offer you exposure to key topics that are driving emerging technological developments and trends. Read more
This Master's degree in Advanced Computer Science will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop high quality computer-based systems and manage all aspects of their production and maintenance. Read more
The MSc Advanced Computer Science with a Professional Placement Year will offer you exposure to key topics that are driving emerging technological developments and trends. Read more
The MSc in Advanced Practice provides an opportunity for health, social care and other related professionals to develop professionally by undertaking a challenging and rewarding postgraduate degree. Read more
This part-time programme is aimed at registered nurses, doctors, operating department practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise to provide a transition between theory and your own clinical practice. Read more
This part-time MSc aims to offer health and social care professionals, and graduates in related fields, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older individuals living in today’s society. It provides high quality integrated and multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease through the teaching and learning opportunities in the modules. Read more
At Cardiff University we offer a number of conversion courses that allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or career, to support you with a change of career path.