Cardiff University - Master's Degree

Cardiff University, located in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, offers over 300 courses at an undergraduate and postgraduate level through its academic schools which are organised into three Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering

  • Average Tuition GBP 14,500
  • Students 30,180
  • International Students 22%
  • Campus Setting Urban

School Description

Cardiff University, founded in 1883 and was formally established in 1884 when it was granted a Royal Charter. The University was originally named the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and started out with 13 faculty, 102 full-time students and 49 part-time students. At the time, Cardiff University was also established as one of the founding institutions of the University of Wales. In 1972 the institute was renamed as the University College, Cardiff.

Cardiff merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (in 1988) and the University of Wales College of Medicine (in 2004). In December 2004 Cardiff was granted university status and subsequent to this, it changed its legal name to Cardiff University; that same year, it also became independent of the University of Wales.

Cardiff University has two Nobel Laurates; Professor Sir Martin Evans was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2007 for a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals; and Professor Robert Huber, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1988 for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre.

Master Programs

  • Cardiff CF10 3XQ, United Kingdom

    Accounting & Finance

    GBP 18,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Advanced Computer Science

    GBP 18,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Advanced Mechancial Engineering

    GBP 18,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Archaeology

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Biological Chemistry

    GBP 18,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    GBP 18,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Clinical Dermatology

    GBP 25,350 Tuition Fee

    Cardiff University offers a one-year-long, full-time Master of Science degree program in Clinical Dermatology. This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

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    Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    English Literature

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Environmental Design of Buildings

    GBP 18,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

  • Cardiff CF10 3XQ, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 18,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    History

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Journalism

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Manufacturing Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development, and implementation of manufacturing systems.

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    Master of Business Administration

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Music

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Musicology

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Strategic Information Systems

    GBP 18,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Theology

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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    Urban Design

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 163
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 33
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 145
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 100
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 102
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 58

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1883

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    Cardiff University launched a campaign called ‘Have a Word’ to cut the growing habit of binge drinking and alcohol related ills in Wales. The campaign aims to deliver sustainable alcohol brief intervention programs nationally.

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          • Testimony
            2012-2014, MBA

            A well defined knowledge hub for knowldge seekersYYThe well defined and structured learning opportunity given to all students is amazing. Also the environment and the friendly atmosphere give a great opportunity for all knowledge seekers to find what they want and whom they want to be.

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            2011-2014, LL.B

            Best 3 years of my lifeYYIncredible few years all round, very tempted to return for a Masters. Had accepted an offer from Exeter, visited Cardiff and switched instantly, it was such a buzzing city. Good balance between work and play.

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            2004-2007, BSc

            Beautiful City and a Great UniversityYYReally appreciate the quality of education at Cardiff University. The city itself was beautiful and will always have Nostalgia towards it.