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 25,000 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 important creative and cultural hubs.
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 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.