Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. The University combines impressive modern facilities and an exciting approach to teaching with its proud history of recent achievements, and nearly 30,000 students, including nearly 10,000 international students, are currently enrolled at the Welsh institution.
Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology and a wide range of business professions. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK for its quality of research, while the QS World Rankings place it in the top 160. The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of Journalism.’
95% of Cardiff University graduates enter employment or further study after graduating, while 78% obtain graduate level employment. Cardiff University is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 elite research universities in the UK.
• 34th in the Times University Guide 2020
• 38th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
• 159th in QS World University Rankings 2021
Cardiff University is the only Welsh institution in the top 200 of the QS World Rankings. In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, Cardiff University was ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of its submissions. Subjects which performed particularly well include:
• Civil and Construction Engineering
• Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
• Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
• Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
• Modern Languages and Linguistics