Cardiff University presents 15 architecture master's projects (2023)

Dezeen School Shows: a proposed housing scheme for Berlin's asylum seekersand a project that examines lunar cycles feature in Dezeen's latest school show by master's students at Cardiff University.

Also included is a project that aims to use the built environment to reduce climate anxiety and a thesis that presents alternatives to seafood handling in India.

Institution:Cardiff University
School:Welsh School of Architecture
Course: Master of Architecture, MA Architectural Design
Professor Mhairi McVicar and Dr Federico Wulff

School statement:

"The second year of the Master of Architecture at WSA is organised around the design thesis as a student-led and research-led design proposition.

"The course has ten design units and each student is encouraged to explore an independent stance, proclaiming and defending an architectural position.

"As well as the design thesis, the student's architectural position is informed by a written dissertation and studies in the Practice, Management and Economics of architecture.

"The course also includes practice and technology talks and workshops supported with topics as varied as mental health, low carbon strategies, sustainable urban drainage, landscape, public life, digital conservation tools, timber, air quality, computing craft and architectural agency.

"The MA Architectural Design is an experimental, advanced, and distinctive post-graduate program that focuses on the multiple facets and relationships between design and research.

"By pursuing the MA in Architectural Design, the students gain the necessary skills for becoming sophisticated and innovative design-research thinkers and practitioners. The program focuses on design-led research tools, techniques and methods to inform their research explorations via their architectural production.

"Students develop their existing design skills by focussing on how design thinking might address current global challenges. This approach offers an intense and lively forum for the exploration and discussion of co-design issues. This is why we place particular emphasis on using design as a means to conduct research.

"Problems can be explored by making and testing design propositions, introducing and developing established knowledge as and when required. Students have the option to develop their design thinking in a range of topics related to the school's diverse topics of research and scholarship.

"Independent work is also completed in order to develop a design-research approach to the studies. This requires the questioning and evaluation of grounded evidence and thinking creatively, experimentally, and iteratively. Emphasis is placed on individual discovery and personal reflection as a learning process."

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Salt Commons by Luxmi Nanthakumar

"Salt Commons aims to highlight the husbandry approaches to extracting from the sea by imagining a speculative future in which Portsmouth's urban landscape has been flooded, fostering mudflats and wetlands and affecting transportation, food security and the economy.

"The new 'Urban Common' celebrates a seawater purification system, which allows for the harvesting of salt in a landscape for public swimming, agricultural preservation and material production connecting this overlooked area of the city with the sea and all things maritime."

Student: Luxmi Nanthakumar
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Lisa Harmey and Gavin Finnan
Email: luxmikumar[at]

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The Amphibious Artery by Oliver Knightley

"A series of interventions along the river of the Rhondda Valley became an invaluable way of connecting to existing context whilst building new means of sustaining the waterway and regulating natural phenomena in the heart of the Amphibious Artery.

"The organism acts as the conductor of the infrastructural matrix that centres on the successes of the river.

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"A zero-waste micro-farm and river interpretive facility at the heart of the system provides immediately visible benefits altering the valley residents' negative perceptions of the river."

Student: Oliver Knightley
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutor: Rural Office
Email: knightley12[at]

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Common Affordances: Rethinking the Back Lane Typology by Leng Yan Chow

"The thesis explores the potential affordances of the commonly found back-lane housing typology.

"What if the back-lanes that are presently hindering the interaction between neighbours are reinterpreted as a civic space?

"The project is based around creating a low-carbon co-living scheme. It tackles issues of deprivation in the living environment quality of Grangetown besides responding to wider-scale issues of under-occupied and overcrowded houses caused by limited dwelling types available to accommodate the varying sizes of households.

"The outcome demonstrates an exemplar housing block that enhances the value of all existing back-lane housing typologies, creating accessible amenities and green spaces at the back of all houses."

Student: Leng Yan Chow
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Dr Mhairi McVicar and Dan Benham
Email: chowlengyan[at]

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Future Liveability in the Seafood Sector: Vypin Food and Logistics Hub by Claudia Petre

"This project addresses the inadequate seafood handling practices within the artisanal fishing sector of Kochi, India.

"The proposed processing and distribution infrastructure comprises a network of interventions at various scales throughout the city creating new employment opportunities, fostering well-being within communities involved in the food supply chain, as well as proposing places for people to re-connect through the enjoyment of local sustainable products.

"The heart of this network is a food and logistics hub ensuring the smooth functioning of the entire system. Here, the back end and the front end of production and consumption meet, creating a new model of market."

Student: Claudia Petre
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Dr Shibu Raman and Selim Halulu
Email: claudiapetre18[at]

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Switching Priorities: Achieving a Liveable Kochi Through Reclaiming the Public Space on the Road by Ana Moldovan

"Following a planning system that prioritises immediate economic and political benefits, Kochi is extending into the surrounding ecologically sensitive areas, leading to more aggressive flooding, caused by the poor permeability of the newly paved surfaces, and to increased air and sound pollution levels caused by traffic.

"The urban expansion, doubled by a poorly integrated public transport system, creates a car-dependent city, which ultimately compromises the safety, security and health of its inhabitants, rendering it unliveable.

"This thesis proposes the creation of a liveable Kochi as a car-independent city, where public transport and walking provide a safer, more comfortable and more interesting mobility alternative to privately owned motorized vehicles."

Student: Ana Moldovan
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Dr Shibu Raman and Selim Halulu
Email: moldovan.ana.12[at]

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Refuge(e) within the Community by Macourley James, Christina Hristova and Dan Gibbons


"Since 2015, Berlin has become a home to more than 103,000 asylum seekers. The lack of affordable housing in the capital has forced a large portion of refugees into temporary, precarious and socially isolated living conditions.

"The proposal focuses on integration between the asylum seekers and the local community through creating moments.

"It plays with the idea that a house is more than a property – it is a focal point of small human interactions.

"The scheme is designed to amplify this idea, introducing a variety of opportunities for chance encounters, exchanging of language and work skills and forming lasting relationships."

Students: Macourley James, Christina Hristova and Dan Gibbons
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutor: Dr Sam Clark
Emails: macourley[at], hrchristina[at] and GibbonsD1[at]

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Cardiff Moon Pools: Reconnecting with the Lunar Cycle by Josh Towl

"This project harnesses a 'local adaptation' approach to design by rigorously analysing the site and its context as a driving force behind a proposed intervention.

"Here, the moon and its light are analysed and exploited in an architecture that aims to reconnect people with natural processes. This method aims to provoke a philosophical introspection in one's attitudes towards sustainability and our natural world.

"Through complex computational analysis of the moon and it's positioning in relation to a specific point on site, the scheme captures and reveals a full moon phenomenon whilst providing a variety of user experiences."

Student: Josh Towl
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Kate Darby and Gianni Botsford
Email: towlstudio[at]

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The Climate Playhouse by Natalie Ballone

"The thesis aims to explore the role of the built environment in reducing climate anxiety.

"As an intangible subject, questions arose over how it can be reduced within tangible forms. The thesis first proposed large-scale policies to radically change Bristol in the wake of the climate crisis, resulting in the creation of a regenerative masterplan in Eastville.

"The proposed masterplan established parameters for the main aspect of the design thesis, which invited a proposal for a large-scale Climate Playhouse that responded to discoveries around factors affecting climate anxiety and its social, environmental and political context."

Student: Natalie Ballone
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Shankari Raj and Lawrence Duck
Email: natalieballone[at]

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A Continuous Narrative of Industry by Jordan Grady

"The design thesis seeks to explore how the theory for the conservation of historic fabric can be applied to Crumlin Navigation Colliery in South Wales.

"It aims to discover how to appropriately weave this existing fabric into a new low-carbon, sustainable architecture, whilst protecting and integrating the historical value and interwoven memories of the Crumlin community.

"New suggested methods of repair and a reconsideration of the listing process are vital for the thesis conservation principles to be successful, aiming to reshape the negative connotations related to the industry in South Wales and allowing this to inform the future of the site."

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Student: Jordan Grady
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutor: Dr Chris Whitman
Email: jordan.charlie.grady[at]

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Invisible Borders by Aishwarya Rajesh Pillai

"'Intersectionality' is a prism that seeks to understand how different social factors intersect with each other and reinforce power for some and barriers for others, where conflicts can be regarded as a bonding mechanism that allows people to adapt and shift viewpoints in order to achieve mutual goals.

"The findings of this investigation were translated into an intercultural node that functions as a multi-scalar operation that identifies problems, solves them, and promotes interculturality at urban, neighbourhood and architectural scales.

"This design is rooted in feminist perspectives of equality and is understood via the theory of third spaces."

Student: Aishwarya Rajesh Pillai
Course: MA Architectural Design
Tutor: Federico Wulff
Email: aishwaryapillaiwork[at]

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Youth Center by Bingjie Zhou

"Zhou's project aims to find a balance between openness and exclusion in the urban commons, where the environment at multiple scales promotes the common use of urban resources.

"The project focuses on the lack of site management in Spike Island, Bristol transforming it into a common place by combining surrounding stakeholders and common activities.

"Zhou proposes an intervention design, based on research from interviews, maps, diagrams, analysis of precedents, literature, drawings and photography.

"The design strategy divides the space vertically, so that the space can be distributed at different levels to meet the complex stakeholder relationship while utilising the characteristic architectural elements to connect with the surrounding environment and promote the sustainability of the area."

Student: Bingjie Zhou
Course: MA Architectural Design
Tutors: Giorgio Talocci, Lui Tam and Shade Abdul
Email: zhoub5[at]

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Biodiverse Campus by Yijing Zhuang

"This project envisions creating a place on Cardiff University's campus where anyone can leave an 'eco-trace'. It is a process of collective participation by visitors and birds by creating new biotopes and maintaining them.

"By planting seeds in the new external structure attached to existing buildings, visitors not only bring the campus to life but also become the makers of that building.

"People can grow fruit and vegetables and wander through the building while being surrounded by natural greenery. This enables them to gain abetter understanding of the life cycle of plants and how to harvest the healthy ingredients we need daily."

Student: Yijing Zhuang
Course: MA Architectural Design
Tutor: Hiral Patel
Email: zyj10606[at]

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The Ring of City by Tang Shuowen

"As one of the areas with the highest crime rate in London, it is very important to alleviate the crime rate in Newham.

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"The urban ring is used to connect the city, water body, space, landscape and activities, and finally form a ring of the city, which guides urban development, maintains the prosperity of the community and alleviates the occurrence of crime.

"Crime is an issue for all cities. As construction students, it makes sense to use what we have learned to help cities mitigate crime."

Student: Tang Shuowen
Course: MA Architectural Design
Tutors: Davide Di Martino and Dina Mneimneh
Email: tangs17[at]

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Monumental Magic Tricks: Architectural Counterfeit and Copy in Vienna by Josephine Ashenhurst

"This thesis operates within the territory of distortion, replication and illusionism within Vienna. It proposes a series of additions to the church named Minoritenkirche.

"Inside, the auxiliary altar exhibits a replica of the Last Supper, identifiable as a primary element of the city as defined by Aldo Rossi.

"The proposal seeks to elevate the Minoritenkirche to a propelling state utilising the replica as precedent, engaging with the trickery embedded within its monumentality.

"The additions include a bell tower composed of the superimposition of its reimagined pasts, questioning whether a replica can hold greater historic value than what it has been intentionally monumentalised to represent."

Student: Josephine Ashenhurst
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutor: Alexis Germanos
Email: jashenhurst[at]

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The Hydrogen Fun Palace by Iulia Tenea

"The Hydrogen Fun Palace explores the decay and subsequent regeneration process of London's Royal Docks, focusing on Albert Island, the easternmost area of the docks and one of the most overlooked.

"Through re-visiting the industrial typology, it explores how a purely utilitarian function can be integrated in a programmatically symbiotic proposal, which aims to drive its social, economic and cultural transformation.

"The thesis' agenda is driven by an aspiration to democratise scientific knowledge and provide a congregation space for people to learn through play and exploration.

"The project builds upon the theoretical writings of Stan Allen to develop a proposal that reaches beyond the building scale into creating the infrastructural conditions for the full regeneration of the island."

Student: Iulia Tenea
Course: Master of Architecture
Tutors: Alexandros Kallegias and Nikoletta Karasthathi
Email: iulia.tenea[at]

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This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and Cardiff University. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.


Is Cardiff University good for architecture? ›

Study in one of the top 5 schools of architecture in the UK, joining our global community of staff and students.

Do you need a portfolio for architecture at Cardiff University? ›

As part of the application process, you may need to submit a portfolio. It may include architectural drawings, other types of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, product design or any other work in visual design.

What do you call a person who does architecture? ›

Definition of architect

1 : a person who designs buildings and advises in their construction. 2 : a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking the architect of American foreign policy.

How many hours a week is an architecture course? ›

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week in total). For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion. Each module you study towards this degree is worth either 20 or 40 credits.

Is Cardiff an Ivy League? ›

The group comprises: Cambridge University, Oxford University, Warwick University, Leeds University, Birmingham University, Manchester University, Edinburgh University, Bristol University, Southampton University, Sheffield University, Newcastle University, Nottingham University, Liverpool University, Glasgow University, ...

Is Cardiff Uni prestigious? ›

Cardiff University is ranked #152 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.

Is it easy to get into Cardiff University? ›

The institution has around 33,190 students enrolled, with 8,620 international students. Cardiff Universities acceptance rate is 19.14 % .

What is the acceptance rate for University of Cardiff? ›

As a result, the school has opened new opportunities for Cardiff University students. For you to get admission into the institution, you will have to meet Cardiff University acceptance rate which is 19.14%.

What does an architect earn UK? ›

The average architect salary in the United Kingdom is £65,494 per year or £33.59 per hour. Entry level positions start at £51,301 per year while most experienced workers make up to £85,000 per year.

How do you address an architect? ›

In NHA, you and other architects are addressed as Arch.

What do architects wear? ›

On the whole, most studios opt for a smart casual dress code, and may only require you to step this up a notch for important meetings. Some practices do require a more formal appearance however, with suits, ties and dresses, and if this is not for you, then it's likely that the practice isn't either.

What do architects call their models? ›

Architectural models are used by architects for a range of purposes: Ad hoc models, or sketch models, are sometimes made to study the interaction of volumes, different viewpoints, or concepts during the design process.

Is architecture at uni hard? ›

It's hard to do very well and hard to pass, very demanding,” says Sweeting. It can also feel more personally challenging than other arts subjects as your creative vision has to work in practice.

Is studying architecture really hard? ›

Architecture is more difficult than many degrees as it involves thinking creatively and technically, covering a wide range of disciplines, including art, science, history, geography, and philosophy. Architecture is also an incredibly time-intensive course, with an average workload of 36.7 hours per week.

How many days off do architects get? ›

Most places give at least 2 weeks.

Is Cardiff University elite? ›

Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff University is the biggest university in Wales and the 10th largest in the UK. It's part of the elite Russell Group of universities, and has a global reputation for excellence across a wide range of academic disciplines.

Is Cardiff a red brick uni? ›

Other universities – such as Cardiff, Leicester and Hull, which gained independent status in the 1960s and share some of the same characteristics – are referred to as red brick universities too (although some would dispute this).

What is the British equivalent of Harvard? ›

Here is where the differences between the UK and US universities become more apparent. Though Harvard is the oldest university in America, established in 1636, both Cambridge and Oxford predate it by centuries. Cambridge was founded in 1209, while Oxford academics began teaching at the beginning of the 11th Century.

Is Cardiff Uni a Russell Group? ›

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK's most research intensive universities.

What is the happiest University UK? ›

London Metropolitan University

However, at 81%, it seems that students at this uni are some of the happiest in the UK.

Is Leeds Uni better than Cardiff? ›

Which University is more reputable in the eyes of British public/employers ? Hi again, looking at the Guardian, Leeds is ranked 11th overall and Cardiff is ranked 38th overall so Leeds wins again.

Is Cardiff Uni cheap? ›

Cardiff has been named the most affordable of all the UK's universities cities. Cardiff came first in the 2022 NatWest Student Living Index which accounts for factors such as how much students spend on going out to income through part-time work.

Is Cardiff University Difficult? ›

Some universities are more difficult to get into than others. Places at Oxford and Cambridge are famously competitive.
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RankUniversityOffer rate
44Keele University69.4%
45University of Sunderland69.4%
46Cardiff University70.3%
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What is Cardiff Uni famous for? ›

Cardiff University was established in 1883 as one of the founding colleges of the University of Wales. It is known for its world-leading research, student experience and fantastic location.

Do Cardiff give unconditional offers? ›

Your offer letter will clearly state what evidence needs to be supplied. Once we have all the necessary documents, your offer will change to unconditional.

Is Cardiff student friendly? ›

Cardiff is a vibrant student city, with five universities and over 40,000 students studying here each year. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Cardiff including student houses, flats and halls.

How long does Cardiff take to give offers? ›

​​​​​A confirmation email will be sent to you upon receipt of your application. A decision on your application should be received by email within 21 working days. ​The International Office admissions process adheres to the University's Admission policy which is available here.

What is the highest paid architect UK? ›

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Is there a shortage of architects in UK? ›

Challenges of the future

This situation is exacerbated by a wider skills shortage with architects being added to the Shortage Occupation List in 2019.

What do architects put before their name? ›

Should be: Arch = Architect AIA = Architect Ar. John Smith = John Smith the Architect From a discussion forum I found this: Personally, I like “AR.”, an abbreviation of Architect.

Do architects get letters after their name? ›

AIA = The American Institute of Architects Only those that have passed the Architectural Licensing Exam and have paid their dues to the organization may use the letters after their name.

What do architects call themselves? ›

For an architect to legally use the title “registered architect” in the United States, she usually (with few exceptions) must meet the following minimum education, training, and licensing requirements: graduate from an accredited university with an architecture degree (usually 5-6 years of study)

What are 5 things an architect do? ›

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  • Math and Related Knowledge.
  • Exploring Concepts.
  • Design Rendering.
  • Improve Communication.
  • Be Inspired.
  • Construction Laws and Regulations.
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Why do architects dress in black? ›

Some of the architects expressed the opinion that black is associated with the “introverted” status of architects, giving an impression of “silent self-assurance and mystery,” which helps to convey the creative power of architects.

What are 5 responsibilities of an architect? ›

Architects plan, develop and implement building designs. They compile feasibility reports, determine environmental impact, create project proposals, estimate costs, determine timelines and oversee construction processes.

What are the 3 types of architecture? ›

  • Environmental Design.
  • Interior Architecture.
  • Landscape Architecture.

What are the four styles of architecture? ›

Top 8 architectural styles that can easily be recognised
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  • Victorian Architecture. ...
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  • Neofuturist Architecture.

Is 30 too old to study architecture? ›

So, has it been too late for you to become an architect if you're 30 or 40 years old? NO, undoubtedly, is the simplest and most obvious answer. It is never too late to gain new skills or make a career move. However, there will be drawbacks to this decision in the real world.

Is it better to be a lawyer or architect? ›

Law is thought to be better to Architecture since it is a more respected and in-demand profession, making it simpler for lawyers to get job. Law, more than Architecture, offers stable work and a variety of well-paying career options.

Is architecture harder than engineer? ›

A common question among prospective architecture students is, “is architecture harder than engineering?” Rather than thinking of one subject as being harder than the other, the reality is that both are complex roles that have a demand for similar skill sets but in different capacities.

Can an architect be rich? ›

Architecture is not a field for getting rich. Even the superstars aren't all that wealthy. The architects I've known who have done well made most of their money in property development and real estate.

Are architects happy? ›

Architects are about average in terms of happiness.

Are architects paid well? ›

While architects earn high annual salaries, their exact pay is dependent on their educational credentials, licensing, work experience, job position, employer, industry and job location. On average, architects in the United States earn around $107,945 per year .

How many hours architects sleep? ›

Sleeping just 5.28 hours a night on average, architects are not only the hardest-working, but also the sleepiest.

Is architect stressful job? ›

Yes, it is a stressful job. For an architect, stress involves time management, preventing errors in design, and encouraging innovation and teamwork to fix problems. Stress for architects encompasses both the threat of personal failure as well as the fear of not meeting customer expectations for a project.

Which University has the best architecture program UK? ›

1. University of Cambridge. Most frequently recognised as the top UK institution for the study of Architecture, the University of Cambridge needs no introduction. Its global academic reputation and recognition as one of the world's top universities makes it a top choice for students of all subjects.

What is Cardiff University Best for? ›

Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology and a wide range of business professions. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK for its quality of research, while the QS World Rankings place it in the top 160.

What subject is Cardiff University known for? ›

According to the latest QS World University Rankings, Cardiff is ranked in the top 50 for Architecture/Built Environment, Communication and Media Studies, and Psychology; and ranked in the top 100 for Accounting & Finance, Geography, English Language & Literature, Sports Related Subjects and Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

Are architects in demand in UK? ›

High demand for architects

Part of the reason that architects have to work long hours is that they are in such high demand. The unemployment rate of architects is very low at just 0.16%. Quite often there just aren't enough architects to go around.

How much do architects make UK? ›

How much does a Architect make in United Kingdom? The average architect salary in the United Kingdom is £67,404 per year or £34.57 per hour. Entry level positions start at £52,532 per year while most experienced workers make up to £85,000 per year.

Who is the most famous architect in the UK? ›

Among British history's greatest architects, Sir Christopher Wren is most famous for St Paul's Cathedral. It took three and a half decades to complete this London landmark, which Wren described as his “greatest work”.

Is Cardiff University a Tier 1 University? ›

QS World University Rankings

Ranked 166th, we are Wales's highest ranked University and remain amongst the UK's best. The QS World University Rankings is the definitive guide to the world's top universities.

Is Cardiff University hard to get into? ›

Cardiff University is considered as one of the harder universities to get into; however, the entry requirements of the courses offered at Cardiff University at different education levels vary on the individual academic programmes and English language proficiency.

Is Cardiff a red brick University? ›

Other universities – such as Cardiff, Leicester and Hull, which gained independent status in the 1960s and share some of the same characteristics – are referred to as red brick universities too (although some would dispute this).

Where does Cardiff University rank in the UK? ›

Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact, is among the top 25 universities in the UK and is ranked 151st in the world. Our research expertise and facilities are used by industry and commercial partners, government bodies and other organisations internationally.

What is the acceptance rate of Cardiff University? ›

The institution has around 33,190 students enrolled, with 8,620 international students. Cardiff Universities acceptance rate is 19.14 % .

What famous people went to Cardiff University? ›

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Is Cardiff a nice place to live? ›

There are excellent schools and a small, thriving high street. One of the advantages of living in Cardiff is that you don't need to find the most upmarket areas to thrive. Pontcanna is a friendly, leafy suburb that benefits from open spaces, bakeries and a choice of cafés on a lively shopping street.


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