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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. 90% of their research is world-leading or internationally excellent as confirmed by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. 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. 

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Postgraduate programmes

Our Pre-Master's programme helps you get ready for postgraduate study at Cardiff University, with a combination of English language tuition and subject content.

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Subject areas

Our Pre-Master's is tailored to allow you to follow your interests. Explore the subject routes you can choose from within your pathway programme.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Check our academic and English language entry requirements


Visit the Fees page for full details.