Postgraduate pathways

Your postgraduate degree at Cardiff

A postgraduate degree allows you to explore your chosen subject in greater depth, with more independence and flexibility to tailor your learning to your personal interests and ambitions. It is also valuable in helping you stand out from the crowd in a competitive career market.

Cardiff University is known for its research-informed teaching. It is ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research quality and 2nd in the UK for research impact (REF 2014). There is also a Graduate Visa Route allowing international students to remain in the UK and start their careers. Gaining a Master's degree from a Russell Group university will allow you to make a confident start to your career or further study.

Start your journey at the International Study Centre

At Cardiff University International Study Centre, our pathway programmes are designed especially to support international students reach their goals. Our Pre-Master's programme is designed to give you confidence in your subject knowledge, English language ability and study skills ahead of starting your postgraduate degree. 

    • Study Plan

      Study plan

      English language level* Semesters Course length Start date End date
      IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills) 2 semesters 30 weeks Sep-21 Jun-22
      IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills) 2 semesters 30 weeks Jan-22 Aug-22
      IELTS 5.5 (5.0 in all skills) 2.5 semesters 35 weeks Nov-21 Aug-22
      IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in all skills) 3 semesters 40 weeks Sep-21 Aug-22
      IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in all skills) 3 semesters 40 weeks Jun-22 Jun-23

      *equivalencies are accepted

    Key facts
    Entry requirements

    Check our academic and English language entry requirements


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