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INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
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A warm Welsh
welcome awaits you
Join the community at a
respected Russell Group
university with a proud
history and international
reputation. Enjoy a rich
student experience in
an exciting, multicultural
UK capital city.
Contents

1      Why choose Cardiff University?
5      Explore Cardiff
8      Life in Wales
9      University life
11 The International Study Centre
13 International Foundation Year
19 	Pre-Master’s
23 Accommodation
24	How to apply
25 Campus map




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Why study in Cardiff?                             Why study at Cardiff University
Cardiff is the perfect new home for an            International Study Centre?
international student. A proudly multicultural    Our pathway programmes at the International
city with a long history of immigration, it is    Study Centre will help you settle into life
home to people from all over the world.           at a UK university. Expert teaching staff
                                                  will support you to build confidence in
It is a relatively small city, with most places
                                                  your English language skills and learn
within walking distance from the University,
                                                  vital study skills for when you progress
and this adds to its friendly community
                                                  to Cardiff University.
atmosphere. It is also an affordable place
to live, with rent prices 40% lower than
in London. You will find so much to explore
in this dynamic British city.

Although part of the UK, Wales has its own
government and its own distinctive character.
Welsh people are known for their friendliness
and for their pride in Wales’s rich history.

As well as being a land of legend (hence
the red dragon on the national flag), it is
also known as the land of song, with a strong
classical tradition having transformed into
a thriving modern music scene.




   A place for everyone



   A proudly multicultural
   city with a long history
   of immigration, Cardiff is
   home to people from
   all over the world


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A highly-ranked
university where
students come first
Cardiff University is a
prestigious Russell Group
university, ranked among
the top five universities in the
UK for research excellence.
(Research Excellence Framework 2014)


Well-rounded university                           Cardiff’s academics have worked on massive       At Cardiff, you can tailor many of the degree
experience                                        research projects directly impacting society,    programmes to meet your career aspirations.
Cardiff offers a wealth of support and            including (most recently) the first ever image   Flexible learning structures allow you to delay
opportunities to its students, both in and        of a black hole, and also breakthroughs          your final degree choice until the end of
out of the classroom. Leading academics           on Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer            the first year, giving you the chance to try
incorporate their research into lectures          and nuclear waste disposal.                      different disciplines. You can also choose
and seminars, allowing students to share                                                           to study a year abroad, or take part in a
in their discoveries. Students can choose         Inclusive atmosphere                             work placement. The Futures Connect
from hundreds of unique clubs and                 Cardiff University is a ‘university for all’.    team in Careers & Employability also
societies to explore new interests                Its inclusive, community-focused ethos offers    offers a range of opportunities.
and make friends for life.                        a supportive environment for international       The Cardiff Award is an opportunity
                                                  students. Everyone is welcome at this            to develop valuable career skills and
Life-changing research                            multicultural, friendly university.              gain recognition from future employers.
Courses are constantly evolving based on                                                           If you choose to take part, you will complete
active research by faculty who are pioneers       Top career prospects                             70 hours of activities, including work
in their field. This means you will have access   A degree from Cardiff will be recognised         experience, extracurricular activities,
to the latest developments in your subject        worldwide. You will join a global network of     self-reflection, mock interviews, and online
area. Studying in a research-led university       alumni holding top positions in governments,     learning sessions. The Award will appear
also means you will enjoy great teaching          the private sector and academia. Curriculums     on your Higher Education Achievement
facilities funded by research grants              are designed to help you think independently,    Record for employers to see and you
and contracts.                                    analyse problems, and work effectively           will receive a LinkedIn certificate.
                                                  in a team. These are valuable skills in
                                                  the workplace that you will need to
                                                  demonstrate to potential employers.

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154th                                  34th
in the world                           in the UK
(QS World University Rankings 2020)    (The Times and The Sunday Times
                                       Good University Guide 2020)




95.7% of graduates                     87% of research is
find work or                           ‘world-leading’
further study                          or ‘internationally
shortly after                          excellent’
graduating                             (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
(HESA Destination of Leavers in
Higher Education survey 2016/17)




2nd in the UK                          International graduate employers
for research                           include:

impact                                 ABN Amro,
(Research Excellence Framework 2014)   Deloitte,
                                       Emirates,
                                       Microsoft,
                                       PwC, Reuters,
                                       Shell, Sony,
                                       Unilever

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Explore Wales’s
fantastic capital city
Cardiff is a vibrant, affordable
modern city with a multicultural
history. Only two hours from
London by train, it is also                                                                                          scotland




close to beautiful Welsh
beaches and mountains.
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                                                                                                    ireland



                                                                                                                                           birmingham



                                                                                                                        wales                england

                                                                                                                       cardiff
Cardiff is in the South of Wales, an hour        World-class sport                                                               bristol           london
away from the English city of Bristol. One       Cardiff is home to Championship football
of Europe’s youngest capital cities, Cardiff     club Cardiff City. It also has one of the
was crowned the capital of Wales in 1955,        world’s most famous international rugby
partly due to the excellent reputation of its    stadiums, the Principality Stadium.
university. Cardiff is a place known for its
tolerance, diversity, and sense of fun.          What to do in Cardiff                                                           london 2 hours
                                                                                                                                            3.5 hours
Wherever in the world you come from,             Cardiff Bay is only a five-minute train ride                                    manchester
                                                                                                                                 birmingham 2 hours
you will feel welcome in Cardiff.                from the city centre and here you can relax
                                                 by the waterside or enjoy the gorgeous
International community                          view from the roof terraces of the Bay’s
                                                 international restaurants.
Cardiff has been one of the most diverse
cities in the UK for the last century, after     Bute Park, set in the grounds of Cardiff
people emigrated in their thousands to work      Castle, is a 5-minute walk from the University
in its thriving port. A huge range of cultures   and is the perfect place for a picnic or a
and backgrounds are represented in the           football game with friends. Or head out
city’s food and arts. Cardiff is also home       of town for boating on Roath Park lake.
to places of worship for all faiths, with        When the weather is less than perfect,
a number of mosques, synagogues,                 Cardiff’s famous selection of shops will
churches and temples.                            keep you entertained. You could also
                                                 visit the National Museum of Wales,
Plenty to explore                                next to the University, or one of
Cardiff’s arts scene is thriving, and it is      Cardiff’s many great theatres.
home to fantastic theatres, music venues,
and the world-renowned concert venue,            Getting around
the Millennium Centre. You will also find        Cardiff’s public transport makes it easy and
cinemas, bowling alleys, and much more.          affordable to get around the city. As well as
The city has recently been named the 6th         a reliable bus network and numerous cycling
                                                 trails, there are train stations across Cardiff.     “I think the one word I would use
best for shopping in the UK, with beautiful
                                                 It is also a great place from which to discover        to describe Cardiff is ‘special’.
Edwardian and Victorian arcades and modern
                                                 the rest of the UK and Europe – Cardiff is             Welsh people are absolutely friendly.
shopping centres with designer brands and
                                                 only two hours from London by train and                They are very warm.”
unique independent shops. International
                                                 it also has its own international airport.            Lafan, Qatar
supermarkets also make it easy for you                                                                 BA Media and Communications
to find the ingredients you use at home.


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· Cardiff has more green
                                                                                 space per person than any
                                                                                 other UK core city, with over
                                                                                 330 parks and gardens

                                                                              · Cardiff is the UK’s most
                                                                                 affordable university city
                                                                                (Natwest Student Living Index, 2019)


                                                                              · 20% of Cardiff’s population
                                                                                 are students, making the
                                                                                 city feel safe and friendly

                                                                              · Cardiff was one of the UK’s
                                                                                 first multicultural cities and
CARDIFF BAY, HOME TO THE WELSH GOVERNMENT AND OTHER HISTORIC BUILDINGS
                                                                                 an estimated 94 languages
                                                                                 are spoken here




                                                                         Did you know?



                                                                         The campus is frequently
                                                                         used as the film set
                                                                         for BBC hit TV shows
                                                                         Doctor Who and
                                                                         Sherlock

     CARDIFF IS ONE OF THE MOST MULTICULTURAL CITIES IN THE UK




                                                                         Did you know?



                                                                         Cardiff is in the top 5
                                                                         most welcoming cities
                                                                         in the UK
                                                                         (Unbroken Britain)




           BEAUTIFUL CARDIFF CASTLE, IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY                                            cardiff.ac.uk/isc   6
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Experience life in Wales
One of the four countries that make
up the United Kingdom, Wales borders
England on its east coast. Wales has
its own proud identity, forged around
music, myths, and rugby.
                                                                                                                 llangefni
                                                                                                                                   conwy

                                                                                                                         bangor


                                                                                                                                                       wrexham


                                                                                                                                    snowdonia
                                                                                                                                   national park



Lots to explore                                   Great British weather
Its beautiful landscape comprises stunning        Wales has a reputation for being rainy,
coastline, gorgeous sandy beaches and lush        but its weather is very similar to the rest
British countryside. It’s easy to get around by   of the UK. The UK has four seasons and                                         aberyswyth



train or car, taking only four hours to travel    weather can vary considerably from month                                   aberaeron
                                                                                                                                               llandrindod
from the south to the north. Take a trip to       to month. The average temperature in Cardiff                                                    wells



the stunning sandy beaches of the Gower,          in winter is 7°C and in summer temperatures                                  wales
Mid Wales or Anglesey. Experience the             occasionally reach as high as 30°C.
                                                                                                                 carmarthen
‘Welsh Mediterranean” in Portmeirion.                                                            haverfordwest                                brecon beacons
                                                                                                                                               national park


Or check out the green mountains and                                                                                                swansea
                                                                                                                                                       cardiff
lakes of the Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia.


Land of dragons
The red dragon is the national symbol of
Wales, with legends telling the story of how
the red dragon defeated an invading white
dragon in a fierce battle. You will find many
more Welsh folk tales when you explore
outside of Cardiff. Visit one of more than
100 historic castles, some dating back
as far as the 11th century.



                                                                                                 “It’s lovely to be surrounded by
                                                                                                   people from so many different
                                                                                                   countries, with so many different
                                                                                                   cultures, so many different ethnicities.
                                                                                                   I always wanted to be among people
                                                                                                   who are open-minded.”
The Welsh rugby team was ranked                                                                   Manoj, India

#1 in the world in 2019                                                                           MSc Advanced Computer Science



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BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK                                 SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK




                                Did you know?



                                Wales has more than
                                600 castles – more by
                                area than anywhere else
                                in the world




SURFING ON WHITE SAND BEACHES                             PORTMEIRION VILLAGE, NORTH WALES




  HARLECH CASTLE, GWYNEDD                                  THE ANNUAL VARSITY RUGBY GAME     cardiff.ac.uk/isc   8
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A rewarding
student experience
Cardiff’s students benefit
from hundreds of inclusive
societies, an active Students’
Union, fantastic facilities, and
excellent student services.
An exciting place to live                           The Taf pub, a Cardiff Student Lettings,        Welfare and support
As a Cardiff student, you will be at the heart      shared work spaces, and much more.              Every student at the University is allocated
of the city. The majority of Cardiff’s university   The Lounge, built with international students   a personal tutor who can assist with any
buildings, libraries and its Students’ Union        in mind, is open to all. It’s a great place     academic or personal problems
are in the centre of the city. Student              to meet to work on group projects, with
                                                                                                    Student Support Centres on both the
accommodation is also only a short walk             multimedia stations with Skype access,
                                                                                                    Cathays and Heath Park campuses have
away, so you can easily explore everything          versatile work spaces, modern meeting
                                                                                                    specialist international advisers who can
this great city has to offer.                       rooms and touch screen tables.
                                                                                                    help you with visas, housing, finances and
                                                    The new School of Journalism, Media             anything else that you would like to talk
Get involved
                                                    and Culture, in the city centre, has strong     about. You can also talk to the International
Cardiff University encourages its students to
                                                    links with industry including BBC Wales.        Students’ Officer.
take part in activities outside of their studies,
to meet new people and build confidence
                                                    Play and watch sports
and interpersonal skills for the future.
                                                    At Cardiff University, it’s easy to take
Here, you can choose from more than 200
                                                    part in sports or support its many teams,
inclusive societies, focused on food, sports,
                                                    with 76 teams registered in BUCS (British
drama, gaming, dance, music, and much
                                                    Universities & Colleges Sport) leagues.
more.
                                                    Its extensive sports facilities are all cheap
Constantly evolving                                 to use and open to everyone. Facilities
The University is constantly investing in its       include 33-acre sports fields, the Sports
facilities, and the new £50m Centre for             Training Village, a Fitness and Conditioning
Student Life is due to open for the 2020/21         Centre, and dance studios.
academic year, creating improved student
                                                    Varsity is one of the biggest events in the
support services and social spaces.
                                                    student calendar, when Cardiff University
Students’ Union facilities include food             competes against its rival, Swansea, in a
outlets, The Jobshop, a prayer room,                number of sports at venues around the city.




                                                                                                    #3 Students’
                                                                                                    Union in the UK
                                                                                                    (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019)
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Did you know?



The University has
16 libraries and a range
of IT suites, offering 24/7
study facilities




Did you know?



The University is
home to more than
31,500 students from
120 countries




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Choose
Cardiff University
International Study Centre
Our pathway programmes will
prepare you for undergraduate
or postgraduate study at
Cardiff University.




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Programmes designed especially
for international students
At the International Study Centre, you will
be a part of the Cardiff University community
from day one, but you will benefit from extra
support. Expert teaching staff will prepare
you to meet the challenges of life at a top
UK university. You will work on your English
language level and perfect your academic
study skills.

International Study Centre staff will support
you both in and outside of your studies
to help you adjust to life in a new country.
Group activities will build your confidence
and help you form new friendships.


Succeed in your degree
and beyond
You will choose from different subject
pathways so that you can start building
transferrable knowledge for your degree.
You will also be encouraged to think about
your future career goals and how you can
work towards them.

When you complete your pathway
programme and achieve the required
grades at the International Study Centre,
you can progress to your chosen degree
at Cardiff University. For certain degree aims,
a competitive selection process may
be in place.


For up to date information, visit
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Pathway programmes
International Foundation Year
The International Foundation Year prepares you
for an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University,
with a combination of English language preparation
and subject-specific content.
You can choose from the following subject routes:
• Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
• Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance
• Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture
• Health, Medical and Life Sciences


Subject routes*
Arts, Humanities, Law and                                  Engineering, Physical Sciences                                  Places on some degrees may be limited.
Social Sciences                                            and Architecture                                                For Medicine, Dental Surgery, Optometry
Choose this pathway to progress to degrees                 Learn more about how humans can                                 and Pharmacy, students will undergo a
in subjects like English, History, Journalism,             work in harmony with the natural world                          competitive selection process.
Politics, Sociology, Music and many more.                  and choose to progress to a degree in
There are four routes: Law, Humanities                     Architecture, Environmental Geography                           English Language Preparation
and Social Sciences, Music, and Psychology.                or an engineering subject. You can
                                                                                                                           If you need to improve your English language
Modules vary depending on the route and                    specialise in one of five routes: Architecture,
include Globalisation, Contemporary Legal                  Chemistry, Computing, Earth and Ocean                           level before starting your International
Systems, introductions to your chosen route,               Sciences or Engineering, Physics and                            Foundation Year programme, you can
as well as the option to work on an extended               Mathematics. Modules could include:                             study the English Language Preparation
essay relevant to your pathway.                            Fundamental Programming Concepts,                               programme at the International
                                                           Design Thinking and Idea Generation,                            Study Centre.
Business, Economics, Accounting                            and Geology and Environmental Science.
and Finance
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Studying business-related subjects will give               Health, Medical and Life Sciences
you the option to progress to a degree in                  Start your studies and work towards a career
subjects including Accounting, Business                    in health sciences by selecting one of four
Management, Financial Mathematics or                       routes leading to a range of progression
a joint honours degree with a humanities                   degrees. The routes are: Dentistry, Medicine,
subject, like politics, history or philosophy.             Optometry, Pharmacological and Life
Modules include Contemporary Business                      Sciences, or Psychology. Modules will vary
Issues, Understanding Organisations and                    between routes but include Core Biology,
their Environment, Economics of Business                   Pure Mathematics, Core Chemistry and
and Society, Introduction to Accounting and                Introduction to Psychology.
Finance, and Mathematics and Statistics.                                                                                   *
                                                                                                                            All programmes are subject to approval.



Study plan
IELTS                         TERMS   START       JUN    JUL     AUG     SEP      OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN      FEB    MAR     APR    MAY     JUN    JUL     AUG    SEP
4.0 (4.0 in all skills)       5       June                                                                                                                       Progress to
4.5 (4.5 in writing)          4       June                                                                                                                       your degree
4.5 (4.5 in writing)          4       September
5.0 (5.0 in writing)          3       September
5.0 (5.0 in writing)          3       January

     International Foundation Year                 English Language Preparation                           Note: The first intake for all programmes will be from September 2020.




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International Foundation Year
Arts, Humanities, Law
and Social Sciences
Choose from the following subject routes:
• Law
• Humanities and Social Sciences
• Music
• Psychology




 KEY FACTS                                       Designated route modules^                         • BA Media, Journalism and Culture
                                                 Humanities and Social Sciences                    • BA Modern Languages and Translation

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                              Economics of Business and Society                 • BA Philosophy
                                                 or Extended Essay                                 • BSc Philosophy and Ancient History
 Academic: Good high school
                                                                                                   • BSc Philosophy and Archaeology
 graduation grades*                              Law
                                                 Economics of Business and Society                 • BSc Philosophy and History
 English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0                                                              • BA Politics
                                                 or Extended Essay
 overall (min. 5.0 in writing)*                                                                    • BSc Econ Politics and Modern History
                                                 Psychology
 Age on entry: 17+                                                                                 • BA Politics and Philosophy
                                                 Economics of Business and Society
                                                                                                   • BSc Econ Politics and Sociology
 INTAKES                                         or Extended Essay
                                                                                                   • BA Religious Studies with Ancient History
 September or January (3 terms)                                                                    • BA Religious Studies and Archaeology
                                                 Progression degrees                               • BA Religious Studies and English Literature
 TUITION FEES                                    Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
                                                                                                   • BA Religious Studies and History
 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for fee information     Humanities and Social Sciences
                                                                                                   • BA Religious Studies and Philosophy
 *                                              • BA Ancient and Medieval History
  Music has additional requirements for entry.                                                     • BA Religious Studies and Politics
  Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for full details.      • BA Ancient History
                                                                                                   • BA Religion and Theology
                                                 • BA Archaeology
                                                                                                   • BSc Social Analytics
                                                 • BA Archaeology and Ancient History
Core modules^                                    • BA Archaeology and Medieval History
                                                                                                   • BSc Sociology and History
All                                                                                                • BSc Social Science
                                                 • BSc Criminology
Academic English Skills                                                                            • BSc Sociology
                                                 • BSc Criminology and Sociology
Academic Practice                                                                                  • BA Translation
                                                 • BSc Criminology and Social Policy
Studying Social Life
                                                 • BSc Education                                   Law
Law                                              • BA English Literature                           • LLB Law
Contemporary Legal Systems                       • BA English Language and Linguistics             • LLB Law and Criminology
Globalisation                                                                                      • LLB Law and Politics
                                                 • BA English Literature and Creative Writing
Humanities and Social Sciences                   • BA English Literature and Ancient History       • LLB Law and Sociology
Globalisation                                    • BA English Literature and Archaeology           Music
Introduction to Humanities and Social            • BA English Literature and History               • BMus Music with a Year of Study Abroad
Sciences                                         • BA English Literature and Philosophy            • BA Music with a Year of Study Abroad
Music                                            • BA History                                      • BA Music
Extended Essay                                   • BA History with Welsh History                   • BMus Music
Foundations of Music: History and Form           • BSc Econ International Relations
                                                                                                   Psychology
Introduction to Music                            • BSc Econ International Relations and Politics   • BSc Psychology
Psychology                                       • BA Journalism and Communications                • BSc Psychology with Professional Placement
Introduction to Psychology                       • BA Journalism, Communications and Politics
                                                 • BA Journalism, Media and English Literature
                                                 • BA Journalism, Media and Sociology              ^
                                                                                                     rogramme is subject to approval. Modules are indicative
                                                                                                    P
                                                 • BA Media and Communications                      and may be subject to change.




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International Foundation Year
Business, Economics,
Accounting and Finance
Choose from the following subject routes:
• Accounting and Finance
• Business Management
• Economics
• Financial Mathematics




 KEY FACTS                                     Designated route modules*                • BSc Business Management (Logistics and
                                                                                          Operations) with a Professional Placement Year
                                               Accounting and Finance
                                                                                        • BSc Business Management (Marketing)
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                            Economics of Business and Society or
                                                                                        • BSc Business Management (Marketing)
 Academic: Good high school                    Mathematics and Statistics 2 or            with a Professional Placement Year
 graduation grades                             Understanding Organisations              • BSc Business Management
 English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0          and their Environment                      with a Professional Placement Year
 overall (min. 5.0 in writing)                                                          • BSc Econ Economics and Management Studies
                                               Business Management
                                                                                        • BA History and Economics
 Age on entry: 17+                             Economics of Business and Society or
                                                                                        • BA Philosophy and Economics
                                               Maths and Statistics 2 or
 INTAKES                                                                                • BSc Econ Politics and Economics
                                               Introduction to Accounting and Finance
 September or January (3 terms)
                                                                                        Economics
 TUITION FEES                                  Progression degrees                      • BSc Econ Banking and Finance

                                               Business, Economics, Accounting          • BSc Econ Banking and Finance
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                                               and Finance                                with a Professional Placement Year
                                               Accounting and Finance                   • BSc Econ Business Economics
Core modules*                                  • BSc Accounting                         • BSc Econ Business Economics
All                                            • BSc Accounting and Finance               with a Professional Placement Year
Academic English Skills                        • BSc Accounting and Finance             • BSc Econ Economics

Academic Practice                                with a Professional Placement Year     • BSc Econ Economics and Finance
                                               • BSc Accounting with a Professional     • BSc Econ Economics and Finance
Contemporary Business Issues
                                                 Placement Year                           with a Professional Placement Year
Mathematics and Statistics 1
                                                                                        • BSc Econ Economics and Management Studies
                                               Business Management
Accounting and Finance                                                                  • BSc Economics and Management Studies
                                               • BSc Econ Banking and Finance
Introduction to Accounting and Finance                                                    with a Professional Placement Year
                                               • BSc Econ Banking and Finance
                                                                                        • BSc Econ Economics with a Professional
                                                 with a Professional Placement Year
Business Management                                                                       Placement Year
                                               • BSc Econ Business Economics
Understanding Organisations and their                                                   • BA History and Economics
                                               • BSc Econ Business Economics
Environment                                                                             • BA Philosophy and Economics
                                                 with a Professional Placement Year
                                                                                        • BSc Econ Politics and Economics
Economics                                      • BSc Business Management
                                               • BSc Business Management                Financial Mathematics
Economics of Business and Society
                                                 (Human Resource Management)            • BSc Financial Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics 2
                                               • BSc Business Management                • BSc Financial Mathematics
                                                 (Human Resource Management)              with a Professional Placement Year
Financial Mathematics                            with a Professional Placement Year     • BSc Financial Mathematics with a Year Abroad
Introduction to Accounting and Finance         • BSc Business Management                • BSc Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics 2                     (International Management)             • BSc Mathematics with a Professional
                                               • BSc Business Management                  Placement Year
                                                 (International Management)             • BSc Mathematics with a Year Abroad
                                                 with a Professional Placement Year
                                               • BSc Business Management                *
                                                                                             rogramme is subject to approval. Modules are indicative
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                                                 (Logistics and Operations)                 and may be subject to change.




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International Foundation Year
Engineering, Physical Sciences
and Architecture
Choose from the following subject routes:
• Architecture
• Engineering, Physics and Mathematics
• Chemistry
• Computing
• Earth and Ocean Sciences


                                                          Earth and Ocean Sciences                       • BSc Exploration Geology
 KEY FACTS                                                Core Chemistry                                   with Professional Placement
                                                          Geology and Environmental Science              • BSc Geography (Human) and Planning
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                      • BSc Geography (Human) and Planning
 Academic: Good high school                                                                                (Accredited) with Professional Placement Year
 graduation grades                                        Designated route modules^                      • BSc Geology
                                                          Chemistry                                      • BSc Human Geography
 English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0
                                                          Fundamental Programming Concepts or            • BSc Human Geography
 overall (min. 5.0 in writing)                            Mathematics and Statistics 2                     with a Professional Placement Year
 Age on entry: 17+                                                                                       • BSc Marine Geography
                                                          Earth and Ocean Sciences                       • BSc Marine Geography
 INTAKES                                                  Applied Mathematics or                           with a Professional Placement
 September or January (3 terms)                           Core Physics                                   • BSc Physical Geography

                                                                                                         Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics
 TUITION FEES
                                                          Progression degrees                            • BEng Architectural Engineering
 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for fee information              Engineering, Physical Sciences                 • BEng Architectural Engineering
  Architecture: A Design Portfolio will be required for
 *
                                                          and Architecture                                 with a Year in Industry
  progression. Visit the website for more information.
                                                          Architecture                                   • BSc Astrophysics
                                                          • BSc Architecture*                            • BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering
                                                          • BSc Urban Planning and Development           • BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering
Core modules^                                                                                              with a Year in Industry
                                                          • BSc Urban Planning and Development
All                                                         (Sandwich)                                   • BEng Civil Engineering
Academic English Skills                                                                                  • BEng Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry
Pure Mathematics                                          Chemistry
                                                                                                         • BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                                                          • BSc Chemistry
                                                                                                         • BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Architecture                                              • BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry
                                                                                                           with a Year in Industry
Design Thinking and Idea Generation                       • BSc Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad
                                                                                                         • BEng Integrated Engineering
Urban Environment                                         Computing                                      • BEng Integrated Engineering
Fundamental Programming Concepts                          • BSc Applied Software Engineering               with a Year in Industry
Visual and Perceptual Studies Project                     • BSc Computer Science                         • BEng Mechanical Engineering
                                                          • BSc Computer Science                         • BEng Mechanical Engineering
Engineering, Physics and Mathematics                        with a Year of Study Abroad                    with a Year in Industry
Applied Mathematics                                       • BSc Computer Science with Year in Industry   • BEng Medical Engineering
Core Physics                                              • BSc Computer Science with Security           • BEng Medical Engineering with a Year in Industry
Fundamental Programming Concepts                            and Forensics                                • BSc Physics
Mathematics and Statistics 2                              • BSc Computer Science with Security
                                                                                                         • BSc Physics with Astronomy
                                                            and Forensics with a Year in Industry
                                                                                                         • BSc Physics with Medical Physics
Chemistry                                                 • BSc Computer Science with Security
Core Chemistry                                              and Forensics with a Year of Study Abroad    • MPhys Physics
                                                                                                         • MPhys Physics with Astronomy
Core Physics
                                                          Earth and Ocean Sciences                       • BSc Mathematics
                                                          • BSc Environmental Geography                  • BSc Mathematics
Computing
                                                          • BSc Environmental Geoscience                   with a Professional Placement Year
Applied Mathematics
                                                          • BSc Environmental Geoscience                 • BSc Mathematics with a Year Abroad
Core Computing
                                                            with Professional Placement
Fundamental Programming Concepts                                                                         ^
                                                                                                           rogramme is subject to approval. Modules are indicative
                                                                                                          P
                                                          • BSc Exploration Geology
Mathematics and Statistics 2                                                                              and may be subject to change.




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International Foundation Year
Health, Medical and
Life Sciences
Choose from the following subject routes:
• Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacological and Life Sciences
• Psychology




 KEY FACTS                                                    Progression degrees                            For the following degrees, a competitive
                                                              Health, Medical and Life Sciences              selection process will apply:
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                           Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacological           Medicine, Dental Surgery, Optometry
 Academic: Good high school                                   and Life Sciences                              and Pharmacy.
                                                              • BSc Biochemistry
 graduation grades*                                                                                          This will include:
                                                              • BSc Biochemistry
 English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0                           with Professional Training Year              • Achieving the required grades
 overall (min. 5.0 in writing)^                               • BSc Biological Sciences                         on completion of the programme
                                                              • BSc Biological Sciences                      • Guaranteed interview
 Age on entry: 17+                                              with Professional Training Year              • Satisfactory DBS check or Certificate
 INTAKES
                                                              • BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology)               of Good Conduct (if appropriate)
                                                              • BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology)            • Occupational Health check
 September or January (3 terms)‡                                with Professional Training Year                 (which may include vaccinations)
                                                              • BSc Biomedical Sciences                      • Success in the UCAT (Medicine
 TUITION FEES
                                                              • BSc Biomedical Sciences                         and Dental Surgery only)
 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for fee information                    with Professional Training Year
 *                                                            • BSc Chemistry                                Students who are unsuccessful following
      ome degree aims require specific subjects for entry.
     S
     Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for full details.                • BSc Chemistry                                the selection process can opt for an
 ^
      or Medicine, Dental Surgery, Medical Pharmacology,
     F                                                          with a Year in Industry                      alternative degree on this route, providing
     Optometry and Pharmacy, the requirement is Academic      • BSc Chemistry                                they achieve the required grades.
     IELTS for UKVI or equivalent level 6.0 with a minimum      with a Placement Year Abroad
     of 6.0 in writing and no other skill lower than 5.5).
                                                              • BDS Dental Surgery
 ‡
  J anuary start is not available for Medicine or
   Dental Surgery.                                            • BSc Neuroscience
                                                              • BSc Neuroscience
                                                                with Professional Training Year
Core modules‡                                                 • MBBCh Medicine
All                                                           • BSc Medical Pharmacology
Academic English Skills                                       • BSc Optometry
                                                              • MPharm Pharmacy
Core Biology
Pure Mathematics                                              Psychology
                                                              • BSc Psychology
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacological                          • BSc Psychology with Professional Placement
and Life Sciences
Core Chemistry

Psychology                                                                                                   ‡
                                                                                                                  rogramme is subject to approval. Modules are indicative
                                                                                                                 P
Introduction to Psychology                                                                                       and may be subject to change.




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Pathway programmes
Pre-Master’s
The Pre-Master’s prepares you for a
postgraduate degree at Cardiff University,
with a combination of English language
preparation and subject-specific content.

You can choose from the following subject routes:
• Business, Social Sciences and Humanities
• Science and Engineering



Subject routes*                                                                                                 English for Pre-Master’s
Business, Social Sciences                                 Science and Engineering                               If you need to improve your English
and Humanities                                            Prepare to study Computing, Computing                 language level before starting your
Work towards studying your Master’s                       and IT Management or Software Engineering             Pre-Master’s programme, you can
degree in a wide range of subjects including              at Master’s degree level by choosing one              study English for Pre-Master’s
Business Management, Education,                           of two subject areas: Computing or Software           at the International Study Centre.
Journalism and Sustainability, Planning                   Engineering. Modules include Mathematics
and Environmental Policy. There are three                 for Masters, Statistics for Research and              For more information, visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc
subject areas: Business Management,                       Programming Concepts for Postgraduate
Social Sciences and Humanities, and                       Study. There are also additional modules
Human Geography and Planning with                         in Academic English Skills and Becoming
modules including Global Perspectives,                    a Researcher.
Contemporary Business Issues,
Globalisation and Urbanisation.                                                                                 All programmes are subject to approval.
                                                                                                                *




Study plan
IELTS for UKVI                    TERMS        START          SEP     OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY    JUN    JUL     AUG    SEP

5.0 overall (5.0 in all skills)   10 weeks +   September                                                                                     Progress to
                                  2 terms                                                                                                    your degree
5.5 (5.5 in writing               5 weeks +    November
and no skill below 5.0)           2 terms
5.0 overall (5.0 in all skills)   10 weeks +   February
                                  2 terms
5.5 (5.5 in writing               5 weeks +    March
and no skill below 5.0)           2 terms
6.0 (5.5 in all skills)           2 terms      January

6.0 (5.5 in all skills)           2 terms      April



     Pre-Master’s                              English for Pre-Master’s




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Pre-Master’s
Business, Social Sciences
and Humanities
Choose from the following subject routes:
• Business Management
• Social Sciences and Humanities
• Human Geography and Planning




 KEY FACTS                                                         Core modules*                                  Progression degrees
                                                                   All                                            Business, Social Sciences and Humanities
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                Academic English Skills                        Business Management
 Academic: First degree or a diploma                               Critical Reading and Applied Writing Skills:   • MSc Business Management
                                                                                                                  • MSc Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship
 in a related subject area*                                        - Becoming a Researcher
                                                                                                                  • MSc Marketing
                                                                   Global Perspectives
 English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0
                                                                                                                  Social Sciences and Humanities
 (with no skill below 5.5)                                         Business Management                            • MA Applied Linguistics
 Age on entry: 20+                                                 Contemporary Business Issues                   • MA Cultural and Creative Industries
                                                                                                                  • MA Digital Documentaries
 INTAKES                                                           Social Sciences and Humanities
                                                                                                                  • MA Digital Media and Society
 January or April (2 terms)                                        Globalisation
                                                                                                                  • MA Eco-Cities
 TUITION FEES                                                      Human Geography and Planning                   • MSc Education
 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for fee information                       Urbanisation                                   • MA Forensic Linguistics
                                                                                                                  • MSc Global Cultures
 *
     Some degree aims may require a specific or related
     degree or diploma. Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for information.                                                  • MA International Journalism
                                                                                                                  • MA International Public Relations
                                                                                                                    and Global Communications Management
                                                                                                                  • MA Journalism, Media and Communications
                                                                                                                  • MA Political Communication
                                                                                                                  • MSc Social and Public Policy
                                                                                                                  • MSc Social Science
                                                                                                                  • MA Translation

                                                                                                                  Human Geography and Planning
                                                                                                                  • MSc Environment and Development
                                                                                                                  • MSc International Planning and Development
                                                                                                                  • MSc Spatial Planning Development
                                                                                                                  • MSc Sustainability, Planning
                                                                                                                    and Environmental Policy
                                                                                                                  • MSc Transport and Planning
                                                                                                                  • MSc Urban and Regional Development




                                                                                                                   rogramme is subject to approval. Modules are indicative
                                                                                                                  P
                                                                                                                  *

                                                                                                                  and may be subject to change.




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Pre-Master’s
Science and Engineering

Choose from the following subject routes:
• Computing
• Software Engineering




 KEY FACTS                                                      Core modules*                                  Progression degrees
                                                                All                                            Science and Engineering
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                             Academic English Skills                        Computing
 Academic: First degree or a diploma                            Critical Reading and Applied Writing Skills:   • MSc Computing
 in a related subject area*                                     - Becoming a Researcher                        • MSc Computing and IT Management
                                                                Mathematics for Masters
 English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0                                                                          Software Engineering
 (with no skill below 5.5)                                                                                     • MSc Software Engineering
                                                                Computing
 Age on entry: 20+                                              Statistics for Research

 INTAKES                                                        Software Engineering
 January or April (2 terms)                                     Programming Concepts                           *
                                                                                                                    rogramme is subject to approval. Modules are indicative
                                                                                                                   P
                                                                for Postgraduate Study                             and may be subject to change.
 TUITION FEES
 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for fee information
  Some degree aims may require a specific or related
 *

  degree or diploma. Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for information.




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Your new home in Cardiff
International Study
Centre students have the
opportunity to live in Cardiff
University accommodation,
which is all a short walk
from the University
and the city centre.
                            There is a range of single-occupancy rooms,
                            many en-suite, in different areas across
                            the city.

                            You can apply to a range of different options
                            which include:

                            • Aberdare Hall – all-female accommodation
                            • University Hall – near the Heath Park
                               campus for health sciences students
                            •	Senghennydd Court – a 10 minute walk
                               from the University’s Main Building and
                               the city centre
                            •	Talybont Gate – Cardiff University’s
                               newest development, with on-site facilities
                            •	Talybont North – the largest and most
                               sociable halls.

                            You can apply for accommodation online,
                            selecting up to 10 options in order of
                            preference. You will be contacted with
                            further guidance on how to apply for
                            accommodation once you have confirmed
                            your place at the International Study Centre.




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Apply
to study with us




Complete your application form                   Apply via your local education                   Here to help
If you would like to apply to study at the       agent or our website                             If you are applying directly and have a
Cardiff University International Study Centre,   You can apply though your local education        question, then a Student Enrolment Advisor
you will need to complete an application         agent or directly via our website.               will be happy to help. They speak a variety
form and submit the relevant documentation.                                                       of languages and understand several more.
                                                 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc




                                                 Student insurance
                                                 We strongly recommend that international students have the protection of personal
                                                 insurance whilst in the UK. To cover you as a student at the International Study Centre,
                                                 you may wish to purchase our “StudyCare Insurance Plus” cover. This policy will cover you
                                                 for loss of personal possessions, travel delay, as well as providing medical insurance until
                                                 the end of your International Study Centre academic programme. You can purchase
                                                 StudyCare Insurance Plus as part of the application process. If you prefer, you may
                                                 take out insurance cover with another provider.

                                                 Visit cardiff.ac.uk/isc for more information




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Campus map
The academic buildings,
libraries, Students’ Union,
most of the student residences
                                 Cathays Park Campus
                                 Aberconway Building                       30
                                 Architecture                               6

and the city centre are within   Biosciences
                                 Business School
                                                                         1, 2
                                                                           30


a short walking distance
                                 Bute Building                              6
                                 Careers and Employability                 11
                                 Chaplaincy                                10


of each other.
                                 Chemistry                                  1
                                 Computer Science and Informatics          21
                                 Cardiff University Brain Research
                                 Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)                   33
                                 Day Care Centre                           16
                                 Deri House                                19
 Cathays Park Campus             Earth and Ocean Sciences               1, 22
                                 Eastgate House                            22
                                 Engineering                               21
                                 English, Communication and Philosophy     27
                                 Eye Clinic                                31
                                 Friary House                              20
                                 Geography and Planning                     7
                                 Glamorgan Building                         7
                                 Global Opportunities Centre               11
                                 Hadyn Ellis Building                      32
                                 Health Centre                             13
                                 Healthcare Sciences                       22
                                 History, Archaeology and Religion         27
                                 International Office                      20
                                 John Percival Building                    27
                                 Journalism, Media and Culture             35
                                 Julian Hodge Building                     29
                                 Law		                                      4
                                 Main Building                              1
                                 Mathematics                               18
                                 McKenzie House                            23
                                 Modern Languages                           8
                                 Music                                     24
                                 Optometry and Vision Sciences             31
                                 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences       5
                                 Physics and Astronomy                     21
                                 Politics and International Relations       4
                                 Psychology                                 3
                                 Queen’s Building                          21
 Heath Park Campus               Redwood Building                           5
                                 Registry                                  23
                                 Security Centre                            2
                                 Sir Martin Evans Building                  2
                                 Social Sciences                            7
                                 Southgate House                           34
                                 Sports                                34, 15
                                 Student Recruitment                       20
                                 Student Support Centre                    11
                                 Students’ Union                           14
                                 Tower Building                             3
                                 Trevithick Building                       21
                                 Welsh                                     27

                                 Heath Park Campus
                                 Cardigan House                           84
                                 Cochrane Building                        83
                                 Dental School/Hospital                   76
                                 Healthcare Sciences                      79
                                 IV Lounge                                81
                                 Medicine                                 78
                                 Neuadd Meirionnydd                       81
                                 Michael Griffith Education Centre        80
                                 Nursing and Midwifery                    79
                                 Sports and Social Club                   91
                                 Tŷ Dewi Sant Building                    79
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Heath Park Campus




                                        Cathays Park Campus




Residences
Aberconway Hall     58
Aberdare Hall       60
Cartwright Court    57
Colum Hall          59
Gordon Hall         64
Hodge Hall          61
Liberty House       50
Roy Jenkins Hall    56
Senghennydd Court   63
Senghennydd Hall    62
Talybont Court      55
Talybont Gate       52
Talybont North      53          Directions                                Satnav Postcodes
Talybont South      54          For door-to-door directions to Cardiff,   Cathays Park Campus – Main Building: CF10 3AT
University Hall     51          go to: www.cardiff.ac.uk/directions       Heath Park Campus – CF14 4XN

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The International Study Centre programmes are provided
by Study Group in collaboration with Cardiff University.
Programmes at the International Study Centre are
delivered by Study Group. For more information,
please visit studygroup.com


Cardiff University
International Study Centre
Admissions Centre
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BN1 4LF
United Kingdom
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entry to Cardiff University International Study Centre from 2020.
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courses offered by, Bellerbys Educational Services Limited (trading
as Study Group). This guide forms no part of any contract between
you and Study Group except as provided below. The guide is
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altered or withdrawn owing to circumstances beyond Study
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withdrawal or reduction of funding, change of law. Study Group
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of any alteration or withdrawal of a course and we will notify
you of such alteration or withdrawal as soon as possible. Such
steps may include the offer of a place on an alternative course.

Please note that Cardiff University International Study Centre’s
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courses and facilities and we strongly recommend that you always
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