Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff Metropolitan University formerly University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), is a university situated in Cardiff, Wales. It operates from two campuses: Llandaff on Western Avenue and Cyncoed campus on Cyncoed Road.
Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, we continue to invest in our students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.
The university has over 12,000 students. The university offers degree courses in a variety of disciplines. Study is available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, full-time and part-time, and research opportunities are offered. Cardiff Metropolitan University has a number of research and enterprise centres, including the Food Industry Centre, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research.
As of 2016 the university is ranked as the top ‘new’ university in Wales by the major university guides – The Guardian University Guide 2013, the Complete University Guide 2013 published in The Independent and the Times Good University Guide 2013.[clarification needed]
The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) recognised the university’s success in supporting the development of world class research. It was ranked as 4th in UK and 1st in Wales for quality of international student experience.
Cardiff Metropolitan University has been independently acclaimed for its academic standards, with its most recent QAA Institutional Report (2008) stating that ‘confidence can be placed in the soundness of the institution’s current and likely future management of the quality of its programmes and of the academic standards of the associated awards.’
Cardiff Metropolitan University is made up of five Academic Schools:
Cardiff School of Art & Design
Cardiff School of Education
Cardiff School of Health Science
Cardiff School of Management
Cardiff School of Sport