About Cardiff University
Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd) is a public research university in Cardiff, Wales. Founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (University College Cardiff from 1972), it became a founding college of the University of Wales in 1893. It merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1988 to form the University of Wales College, Cardiff (University of Wales, Cardiff, from 1996). In 1997 it received its own degree-awarding powers but held them in abeyance. The college adopted the public name Cardiff University in 1999; in 2005 this became its legal name, when it became an independent university and began awarding its own degrees.
Why Study at Cardiff University?
Cardiff University was ranked as one of the world’s top 154 Universities, reaching 25th in the world for Communication & Media Studies, 37th for Architecture/Built Environment, 43rd for Engineering – Mineral & Mining, and 50th for Dentistry, in addition to English Language & Literature, Geography, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Psychology, and Social Policy & Administration all ranking in the top 100 according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. As a member of the Russell Group, Cardiff is also one of Britain’s top 24 leading teaching universities.