Cardiff Metropolitan University

Shortlisted for the University of the Year Award (2021) by the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards, Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of the oldest and most reputed universities in the UK. The university traces its history to over 150 years when the School of Art was established in 1865.

The university is committed in its mission to provide practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students. The vision of the university is to achieve tangible benefits for individuals, society, and the economy through its commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with students, governments, business, and industry.

Located in the beautiful city of Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan University has three campus at Llandaff, Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn. The five academic schools, namely, Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences and Cardiff School of Technologies offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Ranked one amongst the Top 15 universities globally for International Student Support, the university has invested over £50 million in estate and facilities development. £20 million investment into the Cardiff School of Management and £14m investment for transformation of the School of Art & Design are made to ensure students have the best learning experience.

One of the leading universities for student sport in the UK, the university boasts of having distinguished sports personality as its alumni including seven national rugby coaches, 15 British Lions and several Olympic gold medalists.

Fashion designer Julien MacDonald and TV presenter John Inverdale are also among its network of distinguished alumni.

Step into Sport is an innovative partnership between Cardiff Metropolitan University and The South Wales Police Youth that uses the value of sport for social change and strong community engagement.

Why study at Cardiff Metropolitan University?

  • 95% of graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduation.

  • #1 for Employability and Work Experience Satisfaction in the International Student Barometer 2019.

  • The Welsh capital city of Cardiff is voted as the Most Cost-Effective Student City in the UK by the Natwest Student Living Index (2019).

  • Cardiff Met Sport, the Students' Union and the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences offer opportunities for students to join sports clubs and participate in performance sport programme.

  • With over 5,000 active enterprise connections from the UK and worldwide, the university offers over 12,000 work experience and internship vacancies and more than 2,000 graduate vacancies every year.

  • Dedicated Employability Support team assists in finding jobs, work placements, internships. Also provides career enhancement services like skill sessions, career and job fairs, workshops, and seminars.

  • Cardiff Met EDGE provides a series of Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills to develop confidence, resilience, and experiences amongst students.

  • Global Engagement Team offers exciting opportunities students to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad through Study Abroad and Erasmus+ programs.

  • Three global Academies, namely, Health and Human Performance, Food Science, Safety and Security and Human Centered Design offers a range of post-graduate learning and research opportunities to address challenging global priorities.

  • Home to over 1200 international students from over 143 countries, the university offers a diverse, multicultural and student friendly learning environment.

  • The university partners with National Governing Bodies of Sport and Sport Wales and offers £5,000 Elite Sport Scholar Award offered for sporting excellence.

Entry Requirements

​We generally ask for

 

five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above

 

(Grade 4 for new GCSEs in England) for entry onto the majority of the programmes, to include English Language and Maths. Some programmes will ask for Science GCSE also.

If you do not meet the above entry requirements, they also offer a 

Foundation Programme

 which allows progression to Year 1.

Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification may be interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background.

EU/International Students:

Students​ from the EU and further afield will need a qualification acceptable to the University that will indicate their ability to study through the medium of English Language to be able to successfully complete their chosen course.

 

We will require students whose first language isn't English to meet course specific English Language criteria such as IELTS.

  • GCSEs
  • AS Levels
  • A Levels/BTEC
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers

English Language Requirements:

IELTS

​Course Level​Requirements
​Foundation​4.5 overall with no sub score lower than 4.0
​Undergraduate6.0 overall* with no sub score lower than 5.5
​Postgraduate​6.0 overall* with no sub score lower than 5.5
​Higher Level Courses6.5 overall with 6.5 in both reading and writing, and a minimum of 6.0 in the remaining components

Oxford English Test:

​Course Level​Requirements
​Foundationn/a
​Undergraduate​B2+ overall with no sub score lower than B2
​PostgraduateB2+ overall with no sub score lower than B2
​Higher Level CoursesC1 overall with no sub score lower than B2+​

Pearsons:

​Course Level​Requirements
​Foundationn/a
​UndergraduateOverall - 52
Reading - 51
Speaking - 51
Listening - 51
Writing - 51
​Postgraduate​Overall – 52
Reading – 51
Speaking – 51
Listening – 51
Writing - 51
​Higher Level Courses​Overall – 61
Reading – 61
Speaking – 61
Listening – 61
Writing - 61

Cambridge En​g​lish Advanced (CAE):

​Course Level​Requirements
​Foundation​n/a
​Undergraduate​Exams taken after January 2015:
Overall score of 169 with no component score lower than 162

Exams taken before January 2015:
Level B2 certificate with minimum score: 52
​Postgraduate​​Exams taken after January 2015:
Overall score of 169 with no component score lower than 162

Exams taken before January 2015:
Level B2 certificate with minimum score: 52
​Higher Level Courses​​Exams taken after January 2015:
Overall score of 176 with minimum of 176 in reading and writing, and a minimum of 169 in the remaining components

Exams taken before January 2015:
Grade B or higher

Trinity College London:

​Course Level​Requirements
​Foundation​ISE I pass with minimum merit in each skill (in SELT centres only)
​Undergraduate​ISE II pass with minimum merit in each skill
​Postgraduate​ISE II pass with minimum merit in each skill
​Higher Level Courses​ISE II pass with distinction in each skill / ISE III pass with pass in each skill​

TOEFL IBT:

​Course Level​Requirements
​Foundation​n/a
​UndergraduateOverall - 72
Reading - 18
Speaking - 20
Listening - 17
Writing - 17
​PostgraduateOverall - 72
Reading - 18
Speaking - 20
Listening - 17
Writing - 17
​Higher Level Courses​​Overall - 72
Reading - 18
Speaking - 20
Listening - 17
Writing - 17

*Some courses may require a higher IELTS level, please review the relevant course page and entry requirements​ for confirmation​ of the required IELTS level.

Exemptions to English Language Requirements:

If you studied in a majority English Speaking Country 

you are exempt from demonstrating your English Language ability on submission of an official documentation produced by UK NARIC which confirms the translation. 

Foundation and English Language Courses:

Cardiff Metropolitan are pleased to offer students the opportunity to improve their English Language skills through a number of pre-sessional and foundation courses.

Scholarship

Undergraduate Bursaries & Scholarships:

​Carers Bursary

Cash award worth up to £1000.

​Care Leavers and Estranged Student Bursary

Cash award worth up to £1000 per year.

Sports Scholarships

Tailored support package worth up to £5000 per year.

​Sanctuary Award

Provision of a Met Rider bus pass, catering voucher, and a full tuition fee-remission.

​Study Life Award

Award worth up to £850 per year.

Postgraduate Bursaries & Scholarships:

Alumni Discount

Up to 25% reduction of tuition fees.

​Carers Bursary

Cash award worth up to £1000.

Sports Scholarships

Tailored support package worth up to £5000.

Sanctuary Award

Provision of a Met Rider bus pass, catering voucher, and a full tuition fee-remission.

Sport Cardiff Studentship Award

Provision of a full tuition fee-remission.

Welsh Postgraduate Taught Master's Incentivisation Bursary

Provision of tuition fee-remission.

International Scholarships:

We believe all students deserve the opportunity to enhance their career prospects, irrespective of their financial situation. That’s why we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and studentships to support our International students.

Undergraduate ScholarshipAward:

 

£1000 ​
Alumni scholarshipAward:

 

25% reduction in course fees
The Alumni scholarship is awarded to all students who have completed a Cardiff Metropolitan undergraduate degree enrolling on taught postgraduate programmes in Cardiff.
MBA ScholarshipAward:

 

Up to £1500
MBA Scholarship is based on academic and/or professional, evidenced work experience
Vice Chancellor ScholarshipAward: Up to £1,500
The Vice Chancellor Scholarship, awarded to a number of our MA and MSc programmes, is based on academic and/or professional, evidenced work experience
​South East Asia Scholarship​Award: 50% Tuition Fees
Students from South East Asia are eligible to apply for the Cardiff Met 50% tuition fee scholarship. This is a competitive scholarship award, based on an application and interview.
​Cardiff Met Sanctuary AwardAccess to education scholarship opportunities for people with irregular migration status, seeking sanctuary in the UK. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate level study.
​Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship​Award: £10000
Students from India, Vietnam, USA and the European Union applying for a full time Masters programme are eligible to apply for the Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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