Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities.
The University opened its doors on 24 October 1883 and was formally established by Royal Charter in 1884.
We were named the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and were tiny in comparison to our current size. There were just:
In 1893 we became one of the founding institutions of the University of Wales and began awarding their degrees. By 1972 we had taken the name University College, Cardiff.
We merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1988. In 1999 the public name of the University changed to Cardiff University.
In 2004 we merged with the University of Wales College of Medicine. The College of Medicine was part of the original University but had split off in 1931, making this a reunification.
In December 2004 the Privy Council approved a new Supplemental Charter granting us university status. Our legal name changed to Cardiff University. We are now independent of the University of Wales.
We awarded students admitted before 2005 University of Wales degrees. Since then we award students Cardiff University degrees.
We have set out our strategic direction in The Way Forward 2018-2023.
Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. By fulfilling our vision we expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.
The Way Forward 2018-2023 outlines the guiding principles for the way we put this vision into practice, and includes 11 performance indicators that will help us gauge our progress.
|Avg Cost of Tuition/Year||£21,950|
|Cost of Living/Year||£11,100|