Cardiff University

Introduction

About us

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students.

Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

Who we are

We excel in producing high quality, innovative research which translates into benefits both locally and worldwide.

We have a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Our academic staff are driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.

Education

Our students benefit from research-led teaching that develops their individual intellectual abilities.

Research

We use our knowledge to develop innovative research that will have an impact on the world.

Innovation

We excel in connecting industry, business, government and NGOs with our academics.

International

Cardiff is an international university - from worldwide collaborations to the students we welcome from over 100 different countries.

A Welsh university

The Welsh language is integral not only to our culture and society, but in fostering the economic development of Wales.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA/PgDip in Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching. [+]

MA/PgDip in Applied Linguistics

1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching.

Special Features

The Centre for Language and Communication Research has an international reputation as a field leader in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodal communication, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, and formulaic language.

Course Description

The MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics is a full time programme with modules taught over two semesters (leading to the PG Diploma or Stage 1 of the MA), followed by a supervised dissertation of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September (for Stage 2 of the MA). Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. The part-time modular programme involves following the same modules over two years and four months.... [-]


MA in International Journalism

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

MA International Journalism at Cardiff aims to enable aspiring journalists and mid-career practitioners to understand these changes and their consequences for international journalists. [+]

MA in International Journalism

Journalists today confront rapid change, as technologies make the media more accessible across frontiers and new concentrations of global media power shape them to commercial or political ends. The scale, scope and speed of today’s multimedia journalism sets it apart from that of any previous period.

MA International Journalism at Cardiff aims to enable aspiring journalists and mid-career practitioners to understand these changes and their consequences for international journalists. International Journalism offers a mix of practice and theory; journalistic techniques and advanced academic study. This is particularly suited to any student with an international outlook.... [-]


MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. [+]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. The numbers of Public Relations Officers (PROs) now match journalists in the UK and there is a big demand for graduates who have the skills to meet the dynamic changes of this exciting and growing sector.

Public relations specialisms are expanding too, and graduates are gaining jobs in a number of areas including crisis management, corporate social responsibility, media relations, corporate communication, sponsorship and internal comms.

Public relations, at its heart, is about communication between an organisation and its public(s), but 21st Century public relations - with the advent of new media - is embedded in everything from politics and business to celebrity. Gone are the days when PR was an afterthought - it is now firmly at the heart of strategic organisational planning.... [-]


MA in Journalism, Media And Communications

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications. [+]

MA in Journalism, Media And Communications

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications.

The MA in Journalism, Media and Communications is the longest established of Cardiff’s MA programmes. It allows students to explore the pressing issues of our media environment – from journalism ethics to internet governance, from community media to global communications, and from crisis reporting to the transformative potential of new technologies. It provides advanced knowledge and a thorough understanding of the role of information and communication in contemporary societies, with a focus on both traditional and new forms of journalism.... [-]


MA in Urban Design

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. [+]

MA in Urban Design

"Urban Design - the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver better urban places."

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture.

The MA Urban Design uses design practice, theory, development and control practices to inform design processes, and uses studio teaching focused on local development possibilities to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of typical urban design problems.

The course seeks to produce students who can:

Think three-dimensionally and creatively manipulate space at the intermediate scale between architecture and planning; Analyse the qualities of localities and places and respond to complex and often contradictory community aspirations; Critically appraise development (built and proposed) and make suggestions for improvement, and develop improved policy and control practices; Conceptualise and draw development proposals at different scales from the territorial to the block scale; Be able to recognise and add quality in all development situations; Test developments for their sustainability, economic viability and constituency; Understand how to approach implementation through inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration and consensus building. Course Recognition ... [-]

MSc

MSc Computing & IT Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme provides you with a broad technical knowledge and a sound business context for managing IT systems. [+]

MSc Computing & IT Management MSc Computing & IT Management with placement

Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme provides you with a broad technical knowledge and a sound business context for managing IT systems. These are required to meet fundamental IT sector needs such as designing major projects or enhancing business strategy, and are essential for those with aspirations of a management role in the IT sector.

To enhance your CV further you can opt for a two-year programme and apply for a paid 10-month work placement (year in industry).

The course

Through this programme you will get a fundamental understanding of software development and supporting technology relating to programming and database management. You will understand the professional skills required to lead software engineers, individually or as a part of a team, when developing a software solution.... [-]


MSc Econ in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. [+]

MSc Econ in International Relations

1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise in International Law, Human Rights, Security, Foreign Policy Studies, International Political Economy,Global Governance, Ethics & International Affairs and Area Studies, as well as research skills.

Special Features

A thorough grounding in generic and transferable skills that will equip students for careers in a wide variety of occupations which require competence in computer and information retrieval.

Course Description

This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. The course consists of two elements, both of which allow a degree of specialisation in the student’s chosen field.... [-]


MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Accounting and Finance was designed by one of the UK’s leading accounting and finance sections to provide students with an advanced programme of study in the major aspects of accounting and finance. [+]

MSc in Accounting and Finance

The MSc in Accounting and Finance was designed by one of the UK’s leading accounting and finance sections to provide students with an advanced programme of study in the major aspects of accounting and finance.

The programme will prepare students for a career in the accounting profession or in the finance sector, in fields such as financial analysis, asset management or investment banking.

Why study the MSc in Accounting and Finance?

Aspects of accounting and finance are rarely out of the news. In the global accounting area, serious questions of accounting, auditing and corporate governance have been posed following the banking crisis. Innovations in financial securities are also creating significant challenges for preparers and users of accounting information alike.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The MSc Advanced Computer Science offers students exposure to state-of-the-art topics that are driving key technological developments and trends. [+]

MSc in Advanced Computer Science

1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

The MSc Advanced Computer Science offers students exposure to state-of-the-art topics that are driving key technological developments and trends.

Course Aims

Designed for computing graduates who wish to differentiate themselves further through an advanced mastery of the discipline, this flagship programme offers exposure to state-of-the-art topics that are driving key technological developments and trends.

Special Features An advanced computer science course for computing graduates. In addition to coverage of core advanced computer science topics, students further differentiate themselves by selecting from up to two of three cutting-edge research topics to specialise in:Informatics Visual Computing Distributed and Scientific Computing. Course Description ... [-]

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The course will provide the opportunity for graduate mechanical engineers to both widen and deepen their knowledge across a spectrum of important topics. [+]

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Joining this course will provide the opportunity to develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills that will allow students to follow careers in research, industry and other professional areas of the economy. Course graduates will have an awareness of the state of the art practice of mechanical engineering and will be equipped to assume leading roles as professional engineers across a wide range of the mechanical engineering industry.

Course Description:

The course will provide the opportunity for graduate mechanical engineers to both widen and deepen their knowledge across a spectrum of important topics. It is a broadly based programme which will allow participants to further their understanding of traditional mechanical engineering subjects whilst expanding the boundaries of their expertise into subjects that reflect Cardiff School of Engineering’s specialist research interests. The mode of study will be full-time only. Applicants seeking part-time study are directed to the School’s Professional Engineering programme which has been specifically established to meet such requirements.... [-]


MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Cardiff MSc in Applied Environmental Geology is focused on providing geoscience graduates with the advanced skills appropriate to a career with geoengineering and geoenvironmental consultancies. [+]

MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

1 year (Full-time); n/a (Part-time); n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

Upon completion of the MSc students will be equipped to:

Describe and explain the core scientific principles and concepts of soil/rock mechanics, water flow, and the pollution of soil, water and air, Identify the standards, regulations, policies and legal frameworks required for the professional practice of applied environmental geology, Research and write a Stage I professional desk study site report of a geo-environmental hazard using primary sources and GIS techniques, Design and execute a Stage II geotechnical, geophysical, hydrogeological and geoenvironmental site and laboratory investigation, analyse the data and develop remedial solutions for geoenvironmental problems, Communicate effectively (both written and orally) in multi-disciplinary teams, act ethically and in conformity with health and safety regulations, and assess the sustainability of policies and projects. Special Features Seven months taught course in Cardiff followed by five months professional project, usually as part of an industry placement, Vocational training, providing in-demand skills in geotechnical and environmental geology, Strong links with industry and government agencies through invited lecturers and industrial projects, In 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, over 95% of the students secured employment by the end of their MSc course, National recognition of academic standards with four consecutive MSc dissertations (2008/2009/2010/2011) being awarded the Curry Prize by the Geologists’ Association. Course Description ... [-]

MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship provides students with the skills required to develop and grow new ventures both in a startup and corporate context. [+]

MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship provides students with the skills required to develop and grow new ventures both in a startup and corporate context.

The programme is designed for graduates seeking a rigorous foundation prior to launching their own company or entering an existing corporation in a role focused on business development and growth.

It provides students with the required skills via a combination of teaching methods covering knowledge about best business practices, as well as the fundamental principles behind them. Building on these skills, students will also have the opportunity to create a new venture. The development of this new venture will be supported by academic faculty as well as a corporate sponsor or entrepreneur.... [-]


MSc in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Civil Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across the whole range of Civil Engineering. [+]

MSc in Civil Engineering

The MSc in Civil Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across the whole range of Civil Engineering. The overall aim of the course is to enhance the engineering skills of its graduates, and an extended project within one of the Civil Engineering fields forms a major part of the course.

The development of any progressive society is largely dependent upon the skill, imagination and dedication of its civil engineers. They are concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning of highways, railways, airports, docks, harbours, canals, coastal defences, irrigation systems, essential municipal services (such as water supply, drainage and sewage disposal), and structural work including buildings, bridges, dams, reservoirs and power stations. A civil engineering career offers many different challenges and opportunities in all parts of the world.... [-]


MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Human Resource Management provides you with the theory and the practical skills to recruit, train and develop employees, and to reward them for their performance. [+]

MSc in Human Resource Management

Attracting the very best employees and helping them perform to the best of their ability is crucial to the success of every organisation.

The MSc in Human Resource Management provides you with the theory and the practical skills to recruit, train and develop employees, and to reward them for their performance. You’ll understand how employees shape an organisation’s culture as members of a productive and motivated workforce.

Why study the MSc in Human Resource Management?

The human resource management profession is predicted to grow considerably over the next 10 years, as businesses invest in the people that help them succeed.

Whereas traditionally HR was seen as a support function in a business, its strategic importance is now more widely recognised. Talented and committed employees have been identified as a key source of competitive advantage and knowledgeable HR professionals have a key role to play in ensuring that the most effective strategies are adopted.... [-]


MSc in Information Security & Privacy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Students taking the Information Security & Privacy degree are given the opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool. [+]

MSc in Information Security & Privacy

1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Students taking the Information Security & Privacy degree are given the opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool. The School is one of only five universities in the UK to offer this training

Course Aims

Appropriate security measures are an essential part of any modern enterprise. A detailed understanding of the key threats and the essential techniques for ensuring security, privacy and trust are fundamental requirements for successful information systems.Emerging software deployment and use, through the use of data outsourcing such as in Cloud computing and with the increasing use of social media platforms, opens up significant security and privacy issues which future IT professionals need to be aware of. Professionals in this field are well placed for a wide variety of employment opportunities.... [-]


MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme provides a rigorous training in modern economic and financial methods as they are applied to monetary, banking, financial and international economic problems in the real world. [+]

MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance

The MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance provides a rigorous training in modern economic and financial methods as they are applied to monetary, banking, financial and international economic problems in the real world.

Why study the MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance?

The programme is designed for recent graduates with solid quantitative skills, who want to specialise in the money and banking field. It is also of interest to those who graduated less recently and who are currently working in a financial institution or other private or public sector body, such as a central bank or national treasury.

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MSc in International Planning and Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc International Planning and Development tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. [+]

MSc in International Planning and Development

"Meeting the challenges of change and development in an urbanising world, promoting excellence in professional practice."

The MSc International Planning and Development tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. Cities are crucibles of culture, knowledge and innovation, but also harbour poverty and exclusion; globalisation, environmental pollution, and climate change all threaten the well-being of urban residents.

This course spans the disciplines of spatial planning and development studies, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical awareness to make significant contributions to the design and management of cities.... [-]


MSc in International Transport

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in International Transport is a business oriented degree for those in, or wishing to enter, the international shipping, transport and logistics sectors. [+]

MSc in International Transport

The MSc in International Transport is a business oriented degree for those in, or wishing to enter, the international shipping, transport and logistics sectors.

Cardiff Business School has over 40 years of experience of researching and teaching international transport, and the programme has a very good reputation in the industry. Today’s transport industry needs well-educated and adaptable managers at all levels, whether at policy making or operational levels.

Transport is essential to every society and accounts for a significant proportion of the cost of most activities. It is a large and complex industry, which includes a wide diversity of firms and organisations in the shipping ports and logistics sectors, as well as supply chains and support services. It is an industry at the forefront of technological development. It provides new business opportunities in the areas of logistics and ecommerce.... [-]


MSc in Logistics and Operations Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme develops students’ academic and technical skills, providing the breadth of understanding that is vital for successful careers in logistics, supply chain management and operations management. [+]

MSc in Logistics and Operations Management

The MSc in Logistics and Operations Management develops students’ academic and technical skills, providing the breadth of understanding that is vital for successful careers in logistics, supply chain management and operations management.

ISG's Logistics and Operations Management Scholarship

ISG plc is pleased to be able to offer a studentship of £5,000 to one student who has received an offer to study MSc Logistics and Operations Management for 2015/16.

Programme Structure

Students must undertake one compulsory module:

Operations Management

and at least one module from

International Logistics Logistics Modelling Strategic Supply Chain Management ... [-]

MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Our innovative MSc programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems. [+]

MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics

1 year (Full-time) / 2-3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

Our innovative MSc programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts. This is ideal training and experience for those looking for career opportunities in areas such as Operational Research, Management Science, Statistics, Management Consultancy, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Government OR/Statistics etc.

Special Features Course is delivered by experts in the fields of Operational Research and Statistics Skills learned are highly transferable for use within industry, business and the public sector Close collaboration with a number of organisations who employ Operational Researchers, Statisticians and Financial/Risk Modellers Course Description ... [-]

MSc in Strategic Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Strategic Marketing programme is a one-year, full-time programme designed to extend the knowledge of those wishing to develop a successful career in marketing. [+]

MSc in Strategic Marketing

The MSc in Strategic Marketing programme is a one-year, full-time programme designed to extend the knowledge of those wishing to develop a successful career in marketing.

The programme allows students to explore the dynamic role and value of marketing in a variety of consumer, industrial and international markets.

Why study the MSc in Strategic Marketing?

The MSc in Strategic Marketing provides you with the knowledge you need to succeed as a marketing professional. You will explore the dynamic role of marketing in a wide range of consumer, industrial and international markets.

You will be given the latest information on the evolving methods and technologies that are used to promote products and services. You will gain a solid understanding of the increasingly demanding business environment, and will develop an enhanced ability to adapt swiftly to challenging marketing situations.... [-]


MSc in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Structural Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across selected aspects of Structural Engineering. [+]

MSc in Structural Engineering

The MSc in Structural Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across selected aspects of Structural Engineering. The overall aim of the course is to enhance the engineering skills of its graduates, and an extended project within one of the Structural Engineering fields forms a major part of the course.

The creation of modern buildings is a complex operation requiring professional skills from many disciplines. This course offers advanced training in the analysis, design and construction of structures in a variety of materials. It is founded on theoretical and applied research into the behaviour of real structures undertaken in the Cardiff School of Engineering, which has established an international reputation for its work on composite structures, plate girders, large scale testing, site monitoring, and exact calculation of the buckling and vibration of structures.... [-]


MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Climate change is claimed by many authoritative figures, including the UK Chief Scientific Adviser, to be the greatest threat to our planet this century. [+]

MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment

Climate change is claimed by many authoritative figures, including the UK Chief Scientific Adviser, to be the greatest threat to our planet this century. There is a considerable body of evidence that now relates climate change to the global consumption of energy, and in particular, the use of fossil fuels to provide heat, power and transportation. Moreover, as supplies of fossil fuels reduce and become concentrated in fewer global regions, security of supply worldwide becomes increasingly challenging, particularly given the current growth in world population. The threat of international terrorism exacerbates fuel supply issues, and the introduction of new technologies presents new risks, real and perceived, technical and financial, which require careful management.... [-]


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Cardiff University

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CF10 3AT Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/international
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