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Cardiff Metropolitan University

AddressWestern Avenue
Telephone029 2041 6070
Fax029 2041 6286
Vice-Chancellor and PrincipalProfessor Antony J Chapman
Chair of GovernorsDr Barbara Wilding

Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) was established in September 1976 under the title South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education. It was formed by the amalgamation of four colleges: Cardiff College of Education, Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff College of Food Technology and Commerce, and Llandaff College of Technology. On 1 April 1992, the Institute became a Higher Education Corporation and was an Associated Institution of the University of Wales. In 1993 the Institute secured Privy Council approval of Teaching Degree Awarding Powers (TDAPs). It was admitted to the University of Wales as a University College in April 1996, changing its title to University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. UWIC became a Constituent Institution of the University of Wales in 2003, accredited by the University to award its degrees. In 2004 UWIC inaugurated the FE2HE-UWIC Consortium with Barry College, Bridgend College, Coleg Glan Hafren and Ystrad Mynach College, with St David's College joining in 2009. In 2006 the London School of Commerce (LSC) became an Associate College of UWIC with the Investor in People standard was achieved in the same year. Research Degree Awarding Powers (RDAPs) were granted by the Privy Council in 2009.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has students from all over the world studying on its degree programmes. In Cardiff over 1000 international students study at its campuses, many of these being part of the 20% of Cardiff Metropolitan University students studying for a postgraduate degree. There are about 3000 international students studying full-time outside Cardiff through UWIC’s transnational education programmes, not just through the LSC, but in Bulgaria and the Middle East, in Morocco and Egypt.


Cardiff Metropolitan University's buildings are all within easy reach of Cardiff city centre. There are two teaching campuses - Cyncoed and Llandaff.

Academic profile 2012/13 (Source: HEFCW End of Year Monitoring Survey) 
Total students9,706
Full-time students8,100
Sandwich year out students50
Part-time students1,556
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