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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.​

Making an Online Application

Home Applicants / EU Applicants with Settled Status

If you are an EU origin applicant but have gained Settled/Pre-Settled Status, and you have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course, you can apply as Home student. Please be aware that you will need to upload evidence of your UK residency status on our self-service system, along with a copy of your passport, which will be verified at application stage.

Online applications are submitted through Self Service, and you will be required to upload Compulsory Supporting Documents such as qualifications. A step-by-step guide for our Self Service can be found here.

If you would like to complete an application form through the medium of Welsh, please contact us directly on​

You are able to save your application and return to submit at a later date, however if your application hasn't been submitted within 6 months, your account will be deactivated. Once submitted, you will be able to log in and check the progress of your application.


Additional information for EU Applicants

If you have undertaken your Higher Education qualifications outside the UK, you will need to provide official translations. You will also be required to provide evidence of 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent, see example here), taken within the last 2 years (minimum 6 in each element). Please check course webpages, as some courses require more than 6.5.        

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


EU (without Settled/Pre-Settled Status) / International Applicants

To apply online, please click here to access the International Online Application System. 

Application Stages

1. Choose programme of study.

2. Check if the programme has a specific deadline for applications, which will be specified on their website.

3. Before starting your online application, please make sure you have Personal Statement, copy of qualifications and at least one academic reference ready to upload. Former or current Cardiff Met students are not required to upload qualifications or academic reference. It is essential that you also check the Compulsory Supporting Documents. Some programmes require specific information e.g. reference templates or additional forms.

4. If applying for RPL please refer to the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) link on the left. RPL must be requested at application stage, even if you are a former or current Cardiff Met student, as it is not an automated process.

5. Make online application, ensuring all required documents are uploaded. If you are contacted by Admissions to request additional/missing information, which has not been provided when submitting your application, you will need to provide this within two months. If we do not hear from you within that time, we will assume you no longer wish to be considered for the course and your application may be withdrawn.

6. Applications can take 2-4 weeks for consideration from the moment we have received all compulsory documents. Please be aware that period for consideration could be extended in the summer, due to staff annual leave.

7. If required, you will be invited for interview

8. If successful, official offer email letter will be sent to you by Admissions.

9. You can accept your offer by logging in to Self-Service, or by contacting us on​.

10. If your offer is conditional to:​

- DBS: please be aware that you will not receive DBS instructions until you accept your offer.

- achieving 2:1/2:2 from current undergraduate degree: you will need to email us a copy of degree certificate or final transcript. This is not applicable to current Cardiff Met students. We will update you offer after your results have been made official.

11. Once conditions are met (if applicable) you will be provided with joining and enrolment information if your offer has been accepted (Unconditional Firm). Enrolment period starts at the end of July. 

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 which can be accessed through Self-Service. You will need to use the same login details when applying for a new programme: 

- If you have forgotten your login details you can request a new password at the Self-Service login page. 

- If you left the university a number of years ago and you don't have a profile on Self-Service, you will need to apply as new student and we will merge your records, so you can keep your prior student number and the information hosted under it. 

- If however you still have difficulties with the process after checking our guide, please contact us at with your name, student number or date of birth​. 

Further information for Debtors or relating to Bad Academic Standing can be found in the Admissions Policy within the Advice to Applicants Homepage.

​Compulsory Supporting Documents, Personal Statements and References​​

Before making your application, please always ensure you read the Compulsory Supporting Documents page.

Certain programmes do have specific documents which need to be submitted at application stage. Your application will not be considered until we do receive all compulsory documents.

Changes and Discontinuation of Programmes

Cardiff Met 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, 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 as soon as possible, preferably before accepting the offer of a place, so applicants can 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.​