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
Search and apply for your chosen course in our Self Service System: Click here to apply online
The Self Service System enables you to submit an application to the University immediately, and allows you to attach compulsory and other required supporting documents (e.g. relevant qualifications, references, transcripts etc). You are also able to save your application and return to finish it at a later date, however accounts where an application has not been submitted within a 6 month period will be deactivated. Once submitted, you can log in and check the status of your application and see when a decision has been made.
Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) is applicable to your application, please visit our information page before completing your application.
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 Cert Ed / PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training should be made through
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:
Tel: 029 2041 6083
Further information on the University's
Debtor Policy and Procedure,
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
Compulsory Supporting Documents required for application to your chosen programme.
Please check this link for any specific requirements before completing your application.
Supporting documents will need to be uploaded before submitting your application, and a Personal Statement (in some format) is mandatory for all applications. You will also find on the above link helpful guidance on writing a Personal Statement, as well as further details on providing references.
MSc/PgD Dietetics - Closed for 2017 entry
PgDip Practitioner Forensic Psychology - April 2018 application closing date 31st January 2018
MSc Forensic Psychology - Closed for 2017 entry
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.
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 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 2041 6010.
Tuition Fees & Funding
Further information on current tuition fees and funding can be found on the
Fees and Finance webpages. 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.
Following the implementation of 2016/17 postgraduate loans for students ordinarily residing in England, loans are now being introduced for students ordinarily residing elsewhere in the UK and EU for 2017/18 academic year. The Welsh Government are proposing to approve loans for the coming academic year by April 2017.
For the most up to date information on postgraduate loans available, please visit our Postgraduate, Part Time and Research Fees & Finance page.
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 (www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studenthandbook) which you will receive as part of your joining instructions in the Summer.
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