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Part Time, Postgraduate and Professional Courses

​​​Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to be known for running a wide range of popular career focused Postgraduate, Part-time and Professional courses which are flexible and bite-size: ideal for those with hectic lives. They are delivered by experts, giving everyone the assurance of excellence for which we are rightly proud.

Whether you want to study on a full or part-time basis our staff will endeavour to provide the appropriate motivation, support and encouragement you need. Our part-time students apply for a number of reasons: some are studying to gain professional qualifications and career development, others are returning to study after many years away, and some simply want to keep active in retirement. Whatever the reason for you choosing to study, we will offer every assistance to support your application.

For more information on our high quality Part Time, Postgraduate and Professional Courses, and to find a programme to suit your needs, please visit our postgraduate and part-time course lists.​

Make an Online Application (Home/EU Applicants)

You can search and apply for your chosen course in our Self Service system.  Please contact Admissions if you would like to complete an application form through the medium of Welsh.

Through Self Service you are able to submit an application directly to the university, and it allows you to attach compulsory and other supporting documents such as qualifications (we advise that you upload qualifications, if completed, with your application). You are able to save your application and return to submit at a later date, however please note that accounts where an application has not been submitted within a 6 month period will be deactivated. Once submitted, you are able to log in and check the status of your application.

If Recognising Prior Learning (RPL​) is applicable to your application, please visit our information page before submitting as this process will need to be initiated in plenty of time before the start of the programme.

We encourage online Self Service applications as it is a quicker and more efficient way of applying for a programme. If however you are experiencing difficulties please contact Admissions on 029 2041 6010 or email:  

*Please note - applications for the Primary and Secondary PGCE Teacher Training courses must be made through UCAS Teacher Training, whilst applications for the PCE / PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training should be made through Self Service.

Make an Online Application (International Applicants)

Application Stages

1. Choose programme of study.

2. Check if the programme has a specific deadline for applications.

3. It is essential that you check the Compulsory Supporting Documents. Some programmes require specific information e.g. a Personal Statement template and/or additional information.

4. If applying for RPL please see information under Make an Online Application.

5. Make online application, ensuring all required documents are uploaded.

6. Applications can take 2-4 weeks for consideration.

7. If required you will be invited for interview

8. If successful, official offer letter will be provided by Admissions.

9. Accept place on programme

10. Once any conditions have been met (if applicable) you will be provided with joining and enrolment information a month prior to programme commencement. It is essential that you accept your place to enable you to receive your joining information (status Unconditional Firm).

EU Applicants (Additional Information)

Please provide official translations of degree qualifications not undertaken in the UK.  You will also need to provide proof of an English qualification with your application, or state if you have a test date planned.  The minimum IELTS requirement is 6.0 taken within the last 2 years (minimum 5.5 in each element), however please note that for some postgraduate programmes this may be higher. You are able to check programme Entry Requirements on course webpages for further details.  

Examples of English Language qualifications accepted can be found here, along with information on our Pre-Sessional English and GETS courses.

If you have any queries please contact or 029 2041 6010.

Previous/Current Cardiff Met Students

If you have studied at Cardiff Met previously, or are still studying with us, you will already have a student record and therefore won't need to start a new record for yourself in Self Service.  If you have previously enrolled via Self Service you will already have login details set up and must use these when applying for a new programme.  Alternatively, if you left the university a number of years ago you will likely not have login details.  In the Self Service login page there are actions to assist you in either case e.g. to request a new password or check your username.  If however you still have difficulty please contact Admissions.


Debtors to the University who make a new application will be considered and, providing requirements for entry are met, will be offered a place. However, this offer will be dependant on either the debt being cleared before the start of the programme, or an agreement being established with Finance concerning payment.

Applicants can contact Finance concerning outstanding debt by either:
Email: or
Tel: 029 2041 6083

Further information on the University's Debtor Policy and Procedure, click here.

Bad Academic Standing

Applicants who have left the University in bad academic standing i.e. without successfully completing the year of study upon which they were last enrolled, are expected to inform the Admissions Unit when considering reapplying (before an application is submitted).  Applicants will be considered once the information on the bad academic standing has been received and verified.  The final decision on acceptance will be made by the two Programme Directors concerned with your past and proposed study.

​Compulsory Supporting Documents, Personal Statements and References​​

Before making your application, please ensure you check the Compulsory Supporting Documents required for application to your chosen programme Certain programmes do have specific requirements and these will be listed individually on this link.

Supporting documents will need to be uploaded before submitting your application, and a Personal Statement (in some format) is mandatory for all.  You will also find on the above link helpful guidance on writing a Personal Statement, as well as further details on providing references.

Application Deadlines


  • PgDip Dietetics - Closing date 13th January 2020.
  • PgDip Practitioner Forensic Psychology - Closing date 15th December 2019 for April 2020 intake. We currently have two assessment centres available for the 2020 intake. For the April-start this date will be confirmed shortly.              
  • MSc Forensic Psychology - Thursday 25th June 2020.
  • Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please apply as early as possible and check the course web pages for any specific application deadlines.

Although our other postgraduate / part-time programmes do not have formal closing dates, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible and up to a year in advance of the course start date.  Please note that should a programme become full then we will cease to accept applications for that programme.

Tuition Fees, Funding and Alumni Discount

Further information on current tuition fees and funding can be found on the Fees and Financewebpages.  Please take note of the Additional Costs information along with the relevant fee tables as some programmes do incur additional course costs.

If you are planning to study part time, please ensure you contact the programme leader to clarify the number of modules you will be studying each year and related fees.

Further funding information can be found on the below links:

25% Alumni Discount (from 2018/19 Academic Year)

Scholarships & Bursaries

Student Finance & Loan information

Changes and Discontinuation of Programmes

The University makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided to applicants on programmes offered is as accurate and up-to-date as possible, however University programmes of study are continually revised and there may well be some changes between the time of publication and the time a student starts the programme.  The running of University programmes are also subject to numbers in that a certain number of students need to undertake the programme for it to be viable.

Where changes are made or a programme is discontinued, applicants are informed of this as soon as possible, preferably before accepting the offer of a place, so that opportunity is given to consider an alternative programme at Cardiff Met or elsewhere.  If a decision to discontinue a programme is made after applicants have been offered a place, Admissions will make every effort to offer relevant alternatives and provide assistance to applicants to find that alternative choice.

If offered a place on a programme of which the viability is uncertain, applicants with unconditional offers will not be able to enrol until such time as viability for the offered period of study is confirmed.  Applicants affected will receive communication updates and confirmation of when they are able to self enrol.

For further information on changes to programmes, please refer to the disclaimer included in the Student Handbook which you will receive as part of your joining instructions before beginning your programme. ​

Terms & Conditions

Please visit our Terms and Conditions page for full information.​