Glamorgan Uni

University of Glamorgan Atrium Building in Cardiff City Centre

Read our ultimate guide to Glamorgan Uni, its history, its facilities, its ratings and lots more.

The University of Glamorgan (or Glamorgan Uni) was founded in 1913 as a ‘School of Mines’ based in Treforest, Pontypridd. The university was formed to educate the large coal mining population in the area and was partly funded by the mine owners. The university has come a long way since its early mining start and now offers students a range of degrees. The University of Glamorgan is based in Pontypridd which is 11 miles north of Cardiff (approximately 30 minutes by train). The university also has facilities in Treforest, Glyntaff, Tyn y Wern andCardiff (in 2007 the university opened the impressive Atrium Centre).

The university has over 21,000 students of which around half are registered on a full time course making it one of the largest universities in Wales by student numbers.

Department and Faculties

The Glamorgan Uni offers a wide range of courses and is especially well respected for its computer science and Welsh courses. Its main faculties and department are:

  • Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, the Atrium (Cardiff based)
  • Faculty of Health, Sport & Science
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Advanced Technology
  • Glamorgan Business School
  • Faculty of Further Education and Collaborative Activities

Glamorgan Uni’s Ranking

The Times Good University Guide 2011 ranks the University of Glamorgan in 94thposition in the UK.

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University Fees

Undergraduate fees for UK/EU students typically cost £3,375 (2011-2012)

Postgraduate fees for UK/EU students typically cost £3,732 (2011-2012)

For students studying in 2012/2013 onwards the Glamorgan Uni intends to charge £9,000 per year for undergraduate degrees.

Information correct on 05-09-2011. For up to date information on fees please see the University of Glamorgan’s website

University of Glamorgan Address

Address: Pontypridd, Wales, UK CF37 1DL

Telephone: +44 (0)1443 480480

Glamorgan Uni Students

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