Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)
The Cardiff Metropolitan University was previously known as the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) and is situation in different areas of the city: Llandaff (famous for its cathedral), Cyncoed and Howard Gardens. UWIC educates over 12,000 students (23% of whom are postgraduates). The university also recruits 10% of its students internationally.
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In October 2011 the university changed its name to Cardiff Metropolitan University because of the problems associated with the University of Wales, however the university is still known as UWIC.
Cardiff Metropolitan University has five academic schools and courses that have been designed in conjunction with business and industry:
- Cardiff School of Art & Design
- The Cardiff School of Education
- The Cardiff School of Health Sciences
- The Cardiff School of Management
- The Cardiff School of Sport
UWIC is particularly well renown for its School of Sport and School of Education and it also provides degree courses in sports coaching and sports education. Because of UWIC’s strong sporting background it helps the university produces strong sporting teams in the inter-university sporting leagues. Cardiff Metropolitan University also plays in the WRU division 1 west and they act as a feeder club for the Blues. The university has educated a significant number of Welsh rugby internationals.
95% of students who studies at UWIC have found employment or are undertaking further study within six months of completing their studies. The high employment level can be attributed to fact that many of the undergraduate programmes support work placements as part of the course.
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Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Rankings
The university was ranked as one of the best new universities in Wales. See the latest Cardiff Metropolitan University Rankings.
UK students- annual fee of £3,375 to all full-time students registering on undergraduate courses. Students do not have to start paying off loan until earning more than £15k per year. A grant of £1980 is available to Welsh students studying in Wales. Cardiff Metropolitan University plans to increase the undergraduate fee for students starting a degree course in the 2012/2013 academic year to £9,000 per year.
Information correct on 05-09-2011. For up to date information on fees please see the Cardiff Metropolitan University’s website www.cardiffmet.ac.uk
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