Business, Social Sciences and Humanities (Postgrad)


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Faculty Facts

Annual tuition fees

$16,324 $20,121
  • International Foundation Year: 2 terms from £2,000 to £2,500
  • Accelerated International Foundation Year: 22 weeks from £1,500 to £2,000
  • International Year One: 2 terms from £1,000 to £3,000
  • Pre-Master: from 2, 2.5, or 3 terms from £1,500 to £3,000


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Degree type

Master, Pre-Master’s

List of Programs

Progression programs:

  1. Applied Linguistics MA
  2. Business Management MSc
  3. Business Management with a Professional Placement Year MSc
  4. Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship MSc
  5. Cultural and Creative Industries MA
  6. Digital Documentaries MA
  7. Digital Media and Society MA
  8. Education MSc
  9. Environment and Development MSc
  10. Forensic Linguistics MA
  11. Global Cultures MA
  12. International Journalism MA
  13. International Planning and Development MSc
  14. International Planning and Urban Design MSc
  15. International Public Relations and Global Communications Management MA
  16. Journalism, Media and Communications MA
  17. Marketing MSc
  18. Political Communication MA
  19. Social and Public Policy MSc
  20. Spatial Planning and Development MSc
  21. Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy MSc
  22. Translation Studies MA
  23. Transport and Planning MSc
  24. Urban and Regional Development MSc


Academic Requirements

  • Thanaweya Amma certificate : 70% with no less than 60% in all skills
  • age: 20+

Additional requirements

  • For Forensic Linguistics and Applied Linguistics – First degree or diploma in English Language or Linguistics
  • For Education, Social and Public Policy and Social Science – First degree or diploma in relevant subject area
  • For Journalism related degrees – First degree or diploma in related arts, humanities or social science disciplines
  • For Computing / Computing and IT Management degrees – First degree or diploma in any discipline other than Computing
  • For Software Engineering – First degree or diploma in either a STEM subject with evidence of programming OR a non-STEM subject with evidence of suitable professional programming experience
IELTS score differ according to course duration:

2 terms :5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent
2.5 terms : 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent
3 terms:5.0 (minimum 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent

English Tests Requirements



5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all skills)

About Faculty

Work towards studying your Master’s degree in a wide range of subjects including Business Management, Education, Journalism and Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy. There are three routes: Business Management, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Human Geography and Planning.

Top Reasons to Study in Cardiff University

Well-rounded university
experience Cardiff offers a wealth of support and opportunities to its students, both in and out of the classroom. Leading academics incorporate their research into lectures and seminars, allowing students to share in their discoveries. Students can choose from hundreds of unique clubs and societies to explore new interests and make friends for life.

Life-changing research
Courses are constantly evolving based on active research by faculty who are pioneers in their field. This means you will have access to the latest developments in your subject area. Studying in a research-led university also means you will enjoy great teaching facilities funded by research grants and contracts.

Inclusive atmosphere
Cardiff University is a ‘university for all’. Its inclusive, community-focused ethos offers a supportive environment for international
students. Everyone is welcome at this multicultural, friendly university.

Ranking & Accreditation of Cardiff University

  • 154thin the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • 34thin the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • 95.7% of graduates find work or further study shortly after graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2016/17)
  • 87% of research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • 2nd in the UK for research impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Student Accommodation at Cardiff University

International Foundation Year students can apply to live in Cardiff University accommodation. Most options are a short walk from the University and the city center. There is a range of shared flats in different areas of the city. 70% of bedrooms have their own en-suite facilities.

Pre-Master’s students are welcome to apply for accommodation, but due to the start dates of the programme, it will be subject to availability at that time.


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