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Studying your undergraduate degree at Cardiff Met

If you are thinking of going to university to carry on your studies, or returning to education after a break, Cardiff Met is here to help! Below you will find the core information ​​​to help you make your decision. 

Why choose University?Why choose Cardiff Met

Researching your course options

You might already know exactly which course you want to study with us, or you might know that you want to study at Cardiff Met but aren't sure in which area. There are hundreds of options to consider so just take your time and research all the options available.

UCAS have a great selection of tools on their website for you to use and research your options.

At Cardiff Met, one of the best options for you, is to attend one of our campus Open Days. These days give you an insight into life as a Cardiff Met student, a chance to chat to current students and meet the academic team of the course you are interested in. Book your place now!

You can also narrow down your search by using our Course Finder.

Applying through UCAS

Once you have decided to apply, you need to make your application online via UCAS. There are sections to complete including your personal details, your university choices (including Cardiff Met!) and courses, and your Personal Statement. The personal statement section of your application will take the most time and is the most important so do multiple drafts and ask different people to read over it for you. You should think about why you want to study the course you have chosen, what ambitions you have after completing the course, what extra-curricular activities you have been involved in, any employment skills you have picked up and any other interesting details that relate to the course. The statement's purpose is to give an overall picture of who you are and why you want to study the course so take your time on it.

We have a Student Recruitment team that may have already visited your school/college for a personal statement workshop but otherwise, you can view some tips from them here. UCAS also provide some useful guides on constructing your personal statement.

Once you have applied, your details will be sent to your university choices and we will then communicate with you mostly via email. Make sure the email address on your UCAS application is not your school email address as this won't be active after you have finished and as a personal email address, make sure it is an appropriate username.

Overview of the UCAS Cycle

Key dates for 2023 entry



September 2022

Completed UCAS applications can be submitted to UCAS which will be referred to Cardiff Met if we are one of your choices

October onwards

Book onto one of our campus Open Days to get an experience of what Cardiff Met life is like

25 January 2023

Deadline for all applications to be guaranteed consideration

​February - June 2023
​Applicant Days will be held over these months for applicants that have been offered a place at Cardiff Met. Invitations are sent via email for the applicant to book a place.

23 February 2023

UCAS Extra opens which allows applicants to add a choice if they haven't recieved offers from the original five choices

March 2023

Details on how to apply for Student Finance & scholarships will be sent to anyone holding an offer with Cardiff Met – check out our finance pages for more information

01 April 2023

Apply for your accommodation from midnight on April 1st if you have made us your firm or insurance choice

18 May 2023

Deadline for Cardiff Met to make a decision on applications that were submitted by 25 January

​8 June 2023

Deadline: Applicants need to reply to offers if they received all decisions by 18 May​

4 July 2023

Last date for applicants to refer themselves through UCAS Extra

5 July 2023

Clearing opens

August onwards

Enrolment opens for all courses

August 2023

Clearing Campus Tours available 

August 2023

Publication of GCE (A-levels) results - specific date TBC

31 August 2023

Deadline for applicants to meet academic conditions of offers

21 September 2023

Final date for 2023 entry applications to be submitted

What to Expect After you Apply

If you can't find the answer you are looking for or you need some specific advice, you can contact our Admissions team on 02920 416010, talk to us on Live Chat from the bubble in the bottom right corner or email us on