Cardiff University: Statistics

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#215 of 14,131 In the World
#75 of 2,785 In Europe
#22 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#1 of 10 In Wales
#1 of 3 In Cardiff
#24 of 1,184 For Urban and Regional planning
Top100 For 34 other topics
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Acceptance rate
20%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate20%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE), Advanced ('A') level, or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - February; February-June)

We've calculated the 20% acceptance rate for Cardiff University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Cardiff University is a world-class research university with 80,378 scientific papers published and 2,274,397 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Psychology, and Biochemistry.

Publications
80,378
Citations
2,274,397

Cardiff University majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
46,485 / 1,598,151
Medicine
38,157 / 1,260,554
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
37,879 / 930,059
Chemistry
35,206 / 1,233,260
Computer Science
32,167 / 981,611
Engineering
32,125 / 902,874
Physics
30,576 / 850,729
Environmental Science
29,265 / 820,661
Psychology
23,037 / 704,167
Biochemistry
22,586 / 926,488
Genetics
22,169 / 904,628
Political Science
21,011 / 466,393
Quantum and Particle physics
19,617 / 519,770
Law
19,383 / 441,609
Sociology
18,188 / 458,896
Philosophy
17,797 / 407,661
Geography and Cartography
16,299 / 406,066
Pathology
16,198 / 567,284
Geology
16,069 / 494,851
Business
14,722 / 347,553
Mathematics
14,397 / 398,591
Organic Chemistry
13,881 / 461,512
Materials Science
13,818 / 378,804
Psychiatry
12,689 / 444,373
History
12,180 / 247,024
Statistics
11,649 / 350,326
Economics
11,435 / 249,036
Paleontology
11,389 / 369,902
Ecology
10,967 / 367,043
Archaeology
10,062 / 233,667
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9,952 / 244,694
Neuroscience
9,611 / 341,566
Linguistics
8,848 / 205,063
Optical Engineering
8,475 / 259,989
Surgery
8,172 / 253,752
Immunology
7,354 / 281,468
Art & Design
7,160 / 133,773
Management
6,853 / 184,707
Social Psychology
6,404 / 206,772
Electrical Engineering
6,189 / 141,197

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 70 1078
1991 96 987
1992 111 1033
1993 92 957
1994 127 984
1995 139 1016
1996 210 1125
1997 258 1287
1998 443 1512
1999 798 2052
2000 1104 3256
2001 1192 5158
2002 1174 7450
2003 1437 10634
2004 1554 13512
2005 2120 18474
2006 2485 24413
2007 2732 31482
2008 2736 40324
2009 3059 49928
2010 3240 61104
2011 3074 73153
2012 3422 87990
2013 3620 100927
2014 3533 112378
2015 3646 122267
2016 4351 130460
2017 4436 145493
2018 4629 156941
2019 4802 184473
2020 5225 220181
2021 5830 279941
2022 4712 259787
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for Cardiff University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition Fee (in GBP)
Undergraduate (Home/EU) 9,000 - 9,300
Undergraduate (International) 17,000 - 25,000
Postgraduate Taught (Home/EU) 7,700 - 12,700
Postgraduate Taught (International) 17,500 - 26,000
Postgraduate Research (Home/EU) 4,500 - 7,700
Postgraduate Research (International) 17,500 - 26,000

Cardiff University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Cardiff University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorate Accountancy, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Genetics, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Immunology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Midwifery, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Native Language, Neurosciences, Nursing, Oncology, Optometry, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Radiology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Writing

Cardiff University alumni

  1. Gwilym Lee

    Gwilym Lee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Gwilym Lee is a British actor. He is best known for his roles in Jamestown, Midsomer Murders, Top End Wedding, The Great, and for playing guitarist Brian May in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

  2. Susanna Reid

    Susanna Reid
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Susanna Reid is an English television presenter and journalist. She was a co-presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2001 until 2014 alongside Co-Worker Bill Turnbull and Charlie Stayt. In 2013, she finished as a runner-up on the Strictly Come Dancing with Kevin Clifton From Grimsby in Series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing. Since 2014, Reid has been the lead presenter of the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain alongside Ben Shephard, Kate Garraway and formerly Piers Morgan and now Ed Balls. She also presented Sunday Morning Live on BBC One from 2010 to 2011.

  3. Alice Roberts

    Alice Roberts
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    writeranthropologistpaleoanthropologistphysiciantelevision presenter
    Biography

    Alice May Roberts is an English biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author. Since 2012 she has been professor of the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She was president of the charity Humanists UK between January 2019 and May 2022. She is now a vice president of the organisation.

  4. Barham Salih

    Barham Salih
    Born in
    Iraq Flag Iraq
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianinternational forum participant
    Biography

    Barham Salih is an Iraqi Kurdish politician who served as the eighth president of Iraq from 2018 to 2022.

All 100 notable alumni

Cardiff University faculties and divisions

College : Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Accountancy, Archaeology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Finance, Geography, History, Law, Modern Languages, Music, Native Language, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Regional Planning, Religion, Social Sciences
College : Biomedical and Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Psychology
College : Physical Sciences and Engineering Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Physics
School : Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education Dentistry, Medicine

General information

Alternative names CU
Founded 1997

Location and contacts

Address Main Building Park Place
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
United Kingdom
City population 361,000

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