About Cardiff Metropolitan University

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About Cardiff Metropolitan University

We trace our history back to 1865, when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff.  Since we developed into a university, we have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with our students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy.  We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.

Academic Schools

Cardiff School of Art & Design
Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy
Cardiff School of Management
Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences  Cardiff School of Technologies

All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry.

Research and Enterprise 

Research and Enterprise

Renowned research across five academic schools. 


Search our range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses at Cardiff Met.


Healthy University

We are a values driven University with creativity, diversity, sustainability and freedom at our core.