Part Time, Postgraduate and Professional Courses 
Postgraduate Study

Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to be known for running a wide range of popular career focused Postgraduate, Part-time and Professional courses which are flexible and bite-size - ideal for those with hectic lives. They are delivered by experts, giving everyone the assurance of excellence for which we are rightly proud.

Whether you want to study on a full or part-time basis our staff will endeavour to provide the appropriate motivation, support and encouragement that you need. Our part-time students apply for a number of reasons, some are studying to gain professional qualifications and career development, others are returning to study after many years away, and some just fancy keeping active in retirement. What ever the reason you are considering studying we will endeavour to provide the appropriate motivation, support and encouragement that you need.

For more information on our high quality Part Time, Postgraduate and Professional Courses and to find a programme to suit your needs please click on our course finder.

Search and apply for your chosen course:- Click here to apply online (Self Service)

The Self Service System enables you to submit an application to the University immediately and allows you to attach compulsory and relevant supporting documents (e.g. relevant qualifications, references, transcripts etc.)

You can save your application and return to finish it at a later date. Once submitted, you can log in and check the status of your application and see when a decision is made.

Applications for the Primary and Secondary PGCE Teacher Training courses must be made through the GTTR whilst applications for the Cert Ed / PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training should be made through Self Service.

Before commencing your application, please ensure that you have checked whether there are any compulsory supporting documents required for application to your chosen programme. These documents will need to be uploaded before submitting, and a Personal Statement is mandatory for all applications.

  • MSc Dietetics - Closed for September 2014 entry
  • PgDip Practitioner Forensic Psychology - 26th September for January 2015 intake 
  • Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please apply as early as possible and check the course web pages for application deadlines.

Although our other postgraduate/ part-time courses do not have formal closing dates, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible and up to a year in advance of the course start date. Please note that should a course become full then we will cease to accept applications for that course.

We encourage online applications through our self service. It is a quicker and more efficient way of applying for a programme. If however you are experiencing difficulties please visit our Advice for Applicants section or contact the Admissions Unit on 0292 041 6044 or email:

The information provided on your application is normally sufficient in relation to determining fee status regarding the fees that you will pay e.g. home or overseas. If your fee status is unclear you will be sent a Fee Assessment Form which will need to be completed and returned to the address indicated on the form as soon as possible. If the form is not returned you will be defaulted to overseas status for tuition fee purpose and charged the higher rate of fees unless the form and any information requested is provided.

Fee status is not wholly dependent on nationality but considers immigration status in the UK, where you have been living and what you have been doing for the three years prior to the start of your course and can be complex to determine therefore the information set out below is for guidance only. However to be considered for home fees you would need to initially answer yes to the following:

  • Are you a British Citizen or do you have Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain in the UK?
  • Do you have a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the UK?
  • Have you been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to 1st September of this year? (however, if the main reason for you being in the UK during any of that period was for full-time education then you must answer ‘No’)

Assessment of fee status is carried out on an individual basis and takes into account the circumstances of each applicant. Assessments cannot be undertaken until an application for admissions has been made. For general information please refer to the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) at

If you are in any doubts as to your fee status and need further information please contact

To request a fee status assessment you must complete the fee status form and provide clear readable photocopies of your passport, *residence permit / *entry clearance / *marriage certificate / *temporary work contracts (*relevant applicable documents) by return of post to:

Anna Hayes
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Assistant Registrar
Academic Registry
Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue

Fee status is based on information provided and can only be changed once enrolled as a student in exceptional circumstances for example if you have been granted refugee status or UK/EU citizenship. If your circumstances change you will need to send this information to the above address. For the institutions guidelines in relation to fee assessment please click here.

The University makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided to applicants on programmes offered is as accurrante and up-to-date as possible, however University programmes of study are continually revised and there may well be some changes between the time of publication and the time the student starts the programme. The running of University programmes are also subject to numbers in that a certain number of students need to undertake the programme for it to be viable.

Where changes and a decision to discontinue a programme is made, applicants are informed of this as soon as possible so that opportunity is given to consider an alternative programme at the instiution or elsewhere. When a decision to discontinue a programme is made after applicants have been offered a place the Admissions unit will make every effort to offer alternatives and provide assisitance with finding an alternative choice.

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