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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

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.

If you are an EU applicant but have gained Settled/Pre-Settled Status, you can apply as Home student. Please be aware that you will need to upload evidence of your status on our self-service system, and this will be checked at application stage.

A step-by-step Self-Service Guide can be found here.

We also have a LiveChat option available within the application form, so feel free to ask any questions along the way.

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 the certificates and transcripts, if completed, with your application. If you have not completed your degree yet, you will need to provide official interim transcripts for any years of study completed.

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.

*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 (PCET) Post Compulsory Education and Training should be made through Self Service.

EU / International Applicants

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

Additional information for EU Applicants

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. Further information about this can be found on the individual course webpages.

Examples of English Language qualifications accepted can be found here.

Application Stages

1. Choose programme of study.

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

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.

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 one month. If we do not hear from you within this time we will assume you no longer wish to be considered for the course and your application will be withdrawn.

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 by logging in to Self-Service.

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).

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.  If you have previously enrolled via Self Service you will need to use the same login details when applying for a new programme.  If you have forgotten your login details or you left the university a number of years ago and do not have login details, you can request a new password/check your username at the Self Service login page. If however you still have difficulty please contact us at

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 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 via this link under the Postgraduate Courses TAB.

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

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.​