Wales is a country of contrasts. It’s a land of legend — King Arthur is claimed as a native by the Welsh — but is also home to one of Europe’s newest capitals, Cardiff. While Wales is one of the modern Celtic nations, roughly one-third of its people speak Welsh, one of the oldest languages in Europe. You’ll find friendly people, expansive nature, and amazing history (including 400 – yes, 400! – castles). And Wales has adapted well to new technology. You may be surprised to learn that Cardiff is one of the leading bases for media production in Britain. “Dr. Who,” “Torchwood” and “Sherlock” are produced, and sometimes filmed, in Cardiff.
Study at a Top-Ranked University
Cardiff’s world-leading research university has been ranked fifth among UK universities for quality. The university has 26 academic schools, which are divided into three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences. Cardiff offers excellent courses in almost any major you are studying.
Experience Capital City, Small Town Convenience
The university is located in the heart of the city. While Cardiff is the capital of Wales, it is compact and pedestrian-friendly so you’ll have no problem getting around. The main residence halls are about a 15-minute walk from the university. The convenience of the halls, the central location of the university and the lower cost of living in Wales make Cardiff one of the most affordable and safest cities in the UK for students.
Interact With a Diverse Student Body
With over 30,000 students and 4,000 international students, Cardiff University is one of the larger institutions in the UK. This large, diverse student body means that Cardiff University has a vibrant feel that blends with the rich cultural offerings of a capital city.
Cardiff is just two hours by train to the west of London and has excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and Europe, so you’ll be able to explore Britain and Europe easily.
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