Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Everything you need to know about Cardiff Metropolitan University

University Ranking

The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK) 2021 ranks Cardiff Metropolitan University as number 87. It was founded in 1865. Since 2017, there has been inconsistency in rankings due to the erratic change in rank point difference each year. According to The Complete University Guide, higher scores were obtained in the proposed parameters – degree completion: 79%, research quality: 75%, entry standards: 60%, research intensity: 9%, and overall score: 60% – resulting in a drop from #96 to #87 this year.

According to The Guardian, Cardiff Metropolitan University's ranking has fluctuated since 2015, and the university was able to improve its position from #113 in 2020 to #72 in 2021. The Guardian has not recorded a lower ranking for Cardiff Metropolitan University since 2017. Since 2020, THE Ranking has remained consistent between 801 and 1000. Before 2020, Cardiff Metropolitan University was not ranked.

Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [1]NANA801-1000801-10001001-1200
The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK) [2]6777968763
The Guardian - University Rankings [3]87991137262


Course Ranking

The university offers more than 90 full-time courses and 20 sandwich courses. It is primarily recognised for its Management and management-related courses. The Complete University Guide – Accounting & Finance Ranking for 2021 has risen from #97 in 2020 to #91. Accounting & Finance's graduate prospects have increased by 55% and student satisfaction by 41%, resulting in an overall score of 70%, which is 3% higher than in 2020.


Business & Management Studies have fallen in The Complete University Guide's rankings as a result of their entry requirements. According to The Complete University Guide, the acceptance rate and admissions have become more selective, leading to a score of 49%. In terms of graduate prospects, Business & Management Studies manages to score higher than Accounting & Finance at 64%. The overall score is 71%, an increase of only 1% due to graduate school prospects.


The Guardian's ranking for Accounting & Finance and Business & Management Studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University is quite competitive. Accounting & Finance has dropped from #98 to #73 in the rankings in 2019. In contrast, the ranking of Business & Management has been higher than that of Accounting & Finance. The position of Business & Management falls from #115 in 2020 to #106 in 2021. The rank of #106 was also achieved in 2018, and it has only increased since then.


Ranking for Business Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
The Complete University Guide - Accounting & Finance Ranking [4]9493979188
The Complete University Guide - Business & Management Studies (UK) [4]98102113108107
The Guardian - Accounting & Finance Rankings [5]7898997362
The Guardian - Business, Management & Marketing [5]106114115106102
The Guardian - Guardian Economics Rankings3536631743
Ranking for Engineering Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
The Complete University Guide - Architecture Rankings2837484439
The Guardian - Guardian Architecture Rankings1514293523
Ranking for Computers Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
The Complete University Guide - Computer Science [6]8869928499
Ranking for Science Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences Rankings5159747158
The Complete University Guide - Psychology Rankings110106104104101
Ranking for Humanities Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
The Complete University Guide - Art & Design Rankings4053615739
The Guardian - Guardian Art Rankings5840614754
Ranking for Medicine Courses
Ranked By20212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings501-600501-600


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Established: 1595

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Cardiff Metropolitan University
What is Cardiff Metropolitan University known for?

The University is well known for art & design. A National Indoor Athletics Centre complements Sports at Cardiff, with around 15 alumni competing in the 2012 London Olympics. Adding to that, Cardiff Metropolitan constantly performs well in the UK Student Satisfaction survey and has been rated top in the UK for student experience, student support, and living experience in the past.

How to enrol in courses at Cardiff Metropolitan University?

International undergraduate and postgraduate aspirants can apply directly to the university using its International Student Application Form. International undergraduate applicants can also apply through the UCAS portal.

How to change course at Cardiff Metropolitan University?

If you are a current CMU student and you want to transfer to another course within the university, you can contact the Programme Director of the new course to assess your eligibility and suitability.

Is Cardiff Metropolitan University good for international students?

CMU promotes a rich and diverse culture and invites applications from students all over the world. Cardiff Met has around 11,000 students in total. Out of these, around 1,200 students are international students.

What are the application deadlines for applying to Cardiff Metropolitan University?

The general deadlines for international undergraduate and postgraduate applicants are Fall - Early-August Spring - Mid-November

What is the minimum GPA requirement to get into Cardiff Metropolitan University?

The minimum GPA requirements for Indian applicants are listed below: Foundation Courses - The equivalent of 5 GCSEs (Grade C and above), including Maths and English Undergraduate courses - Students with good grades in their Higher Secondary School Certificates - Indian School Certificate (ISC) / Intermediate Certificate / Higher School Certificate / Higher Secondary Certificate / All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC)/ Pre-University Course - awarded on completion of Class 12th Postgraduate courses - Students with the following qualifications from a recognised institution in India: Bachelor of Arts / Science (Honours / Special degree) OR Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce Bachelor's degree in professional subjects OR Bachelor of Science (Engineering) OR Bachelor of Engineering / Technology OR Bachelor of Law (LLB) OR Bachelor of Education (4-year integrated programme) Master of Engineering or Technology OR Master of Philosophy OR Master's degree OR Post-graduate Diploma in Management OR Master of Arts / Science / Commerce OR Postgraduate Diploma OR students with a Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution in the UK.

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