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Cardiff University

Undergraduate

Cardiff University was ranked as one of the world’s top 140 Universities, and is amongst the world’s elite institutions in 27 of 32 subjects according to the QS World University Rankings 2016/17. As a member of the Russell Group, Cardiff is also one of Britain's top 24 leading teaching universities.

Cardiff University’s undergraduate teaching has been recognised as excellent in the UK and certain subjects have been recognised as the best in the country: Journalism ranked 1st in The Guardian University Guide 2017, and Cardiff’s Opthalmics course was rated as the best in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2017. In addition to these subjects, several other disciplines were ranked in the UK’s top 5 including Architecture (The Times Good University Guide 2017), Pharmacy (Guardian University Guide 2017), and Town & Country Planning (The Complete University Guide 2017). Many of the University’s degree schemes are accredited by professional bodies and provide partial or complete exemption from relevant professional examinations.

Cardiff offers unique opportunities for its students during their undergraduate studies. Students can undertake international study, volunteering and work placements through the Global Opportunities Team. Students can also learn a language for free as part of the Languages for All initiative – Welsh lessons are also offered to help students get a flavour for the unique cultural environment Cardiff provides. These extra services, as well as a dedicated Students’ Union, ensure that students at Cardiff University thoroughly enjoy their Cardiff University experience. In the National Student Survey 2016, 87% of final-year undergraduate students reported that they were satisfied with their course.

Undergraduate students at Cardiff University are supported throughout their courses, right from day one up until graduation. In addition to having access to facilities supporting student wellbeing, such as the dedicated International Student Support team, Cardiff University students also have access to an excellent careers and employability service. According to the HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2014/15, 94.1% of Cardiff graduates enter employment or professional training/postgraduate study shortly after graduation.

A place in one of the University’s 5,300 student rooms is guaranteed to all first-year undergraduates entering through the normal admissions cycle. The vast majority of student residences are single ensuite study bedrooms in self-catered flats. Students enjoy some of the lowest rents in the UK, according to a survey by the National Union of Students.

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