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If you are thinking about going to university you can view a collection of resources from universities in Wales​ to help you get started with higher education.

More information on getting university ready.

Each university has a selection of courses to choose from. Please visit each university website to find out what courses they offer. 

Many colleges and universities also offer foundation degrees. A foundation degree is a higher education qualification that combines academic learning with workplace skills.

Universities in Cardiff

Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities. It is ambitious and innovative with a bold, strategic vision, located in the beautiful and thriving capital city of Wales. Academic life at Cardiff University is challenging, innovative and rewarding. Students learn from leading researchers and teachers who are driven by creativity and curiosity. It has a diverse population with students and staff coming from more than 130 countries with a range of backgrounds. Cardiff Students’ Union was recently voted 2nd in the UK in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 for best Students’ Union (SU) and is consistently graded in the top 5 for student satisfaction in the UK by students. Cardiff students have access to dedicated support services, whether it’s advice on health and wellbeing, preparing for the future, managing money or living in Cardiff, an expert, dedicated team of staff are on hand to help. Cardiff University has been responding to major challenges faced by society and undertaking work for public good for well over 130 years. It also takes seriously its role to promote environmental sustainability and diversity.

Contact Details

Telephone : 02920 874000

Email : Cardiff University | Contact Us

Help link : Cardiff University | Help

Twitter : @cardiffuni

Facebook :  @cardiffuni

YouTube : Cardiffuni 

Website : Cardiff University | Website


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Contact Details

Tel : 02920416070

Email : askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Twitter : @cardiffmet

Facebook : @cardiff.metropolitan.university

LinkedIn : Cardiff Metrapolitan University

YouTube : cardiffmet

Website : Cardiff Metropolitan University

University of South Wales

The University for South Wales has campuses in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. Driven by its mission to change lives and our world for the better, USW is Wales’s leading widening participation university, improving individuals’ life chances and creating more prosperous communities.  USW has two wholly owned subsidiaries - the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and The College Merthyr Tydfil. Together we make a significant economic contribution - £1.1billion to the UK economy every year - each £1 received in income generates £5.30 to the wider economy*.  The University was founded by industry more than 180 years ago, and continues to let the outside in with an industry-led curriculum, real-world work experience, and applied research and innovation, co-created with industry to address local and global challenges. The University works in partnership with international and local employers, including Thales, TATA Steel, Celtic Manor, the FAW Trust, Cisco, and various public sector bodies, including police forces and the National Health Service.  The University’s Cardiff Campus is home to its Business and Creative Industries faculty, where there is a range of dedicated, thought-out spaces that strike the perfect balance of studying and socialising. It is also in the perfect location to allow the University to collaborate with some of the best employers in South Wales The University has a growing suite of degree apprenticeships and foundation degrees, alongside the continued delivery of USW’s Network 75 programme - which extends the education offering for students who can earn while they learn - broadening the appeal of studying, and creating graduates who are in touch with business and industry needs. With students from more than 100 countries, we are global in our outlook, with a vibrant and diverse student community.  *Based on data from the 2019/20 economic year, Biggar Economics 

Contact Details

Telephone : 03455767778

Email : enquiries@southwales.ac.uk

Twitter : @UniSouthWales

Facebook : @UniversityOfSouthWales

Instagram : @unisouthwales 

YouTube : UniSouthWales

LinkedIn : University of South Wales

Website : University of South Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama attracts the best creative talent from across the globe. As Wales’ national conservatoire, we fire imagination and drive innovation, offering training to almost 1000 actors, musicians, designers, technicians and arts managers from more than 40 countries. Our students’ extraordinary talent and potential is fused with exceptional teaching and unrivalled industry links, to bring dreams to life. A space for everyone, creative ambition and collaboration are central to our excellence.      Our students are immersed in a live industry environment from the moment they arrive. With some of Wales’ most prestigious venues, we operate a dynamic arts centre, and our performance programme of world class professionals is integral to students’ training.      We nourish our future professionals so they push new boundaries and make their mark in the creative industries, aspiring to brilliant careers. The future starts here.      The College is the first UK conservatoire to achieve a gold standard level of quality assurance across Music, Drama and Under 18s in the recent international Musique, Music Quality Enhancement review. Reviewers were particularly impressed with the College's approach to the individual student experience, multidisciplinary collaboration, and overall ambition, citing RWCMD as a shining example of best practise across European conservatoires, and reflecting the College's exceptional people and unique community. 

Contact Details

Telephone : 02920 342854

Email : info@rwcmd.ac.uk

Contact : Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama | Contact Us

Twitter : @RWCMD

Facebook : @RWCMD

Instagram : @rwcmd

Website : Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Open University

We’ve been the experts in distance learning for over 50 years, allowing you to fit study around your life. Our world-leading teaching strategies and educational technologies mean you’ll get an immersive and interactive learning experience with support from dedicated tutors every step of the way. The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK having taught more than 2.2 million students and we have currently over 175,000 students. In Wales, we’re the largest provider of part-time undergraduate study with more than 15,000 students from virtually every community in Wales.  Our high-quality and respected qualifications can be studied flexibly, meaning you can switch between part-time and full-time intensity throughout your studies. Maintenance grants and loans are available to help with living costs with over 80% of our students receiving financial support.  And if you think distance learning means studying alone, think again. When you study with us, you’ll gain access to the UK’s largest student community. You’ll automatically become a member of the OU Students Association – it’s a lot like a student union. Run by students, for students, it will give you access to services and resources, alongside opportunities to connect with other students.

Contact Details

Telephone : 03003 tel:03003035303035303

Email : wales@open.ac.uk

Contact : Open University | Contact us

Twitter : @OpenUniversity

Facebook : @theopenuniversity

Instagram : @theopenuniversity

YouTube : TheOpenUniversity

LinkedIn : The Open University in Wales

Website : Open University

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