This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Cardiff University and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Cardiff Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Cardiff University.

The following Information has been provided by Cardiff University.

General information

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As the only Russell Group university in Wales, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while enjoying a wide variety of courses that can be tailored to any aspirations.

Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact[1], is among the top 30 universities in the UK[2] and is a world top 160 university[3]. A degree from Cardiff University will open doors across the globe, and our location in the capital city of Wales offers a unique and enriching student experience. Our students are in high demand by employers, and 96% of graduates enter employment or further study shortly after graduating.

The University has a vibrant student community with more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, as well as one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK. Our international community is active and welcoming, with students coming from more than 130 countries.

As a city, Cardiff has a low cost of living and is friendly, safe, and diverse. Breath-taking beaches, national parks and mountains are all easily accessible and you’ll find a vibrant arts and music community as well as great shopping, world-class sporting events and an exciting food scene.

Our academic staff have won many honours and awards in recognition of their innovations and discoveries. These include:

  • 2 Nobel Prize winners
  • 9 Fellows of the Royal Society
  • 10 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 5 Fellows of the British Academy
  • 20 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 4 Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences

[1] Research Excellence Framework 2014
[2] Complete University Guide 2021
[3] QS World University Rankings 2021 – ranked 159

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Fast facts

  • Member of the elite Russell Group of the top 24 research-led universities in the UK.
  • Modern facilities alongside a prestigious heritage – 135 years old.
  • 5th in the UK for research quality, and 2nd for research impact[4]
  • Unique location at the heart of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales
  • Study abroad and global opportunities – students are encouraged to be mobile and participate in overseas work, study and volunteering opportunities
  • One of the biggest and best students’ unions in the UK voted 3rd best Students’ Union in the UK[5]. A multi-million pound investment has transformed the Students’ Union into the Centre for Student Life, a hub for student services at the very heart of campus, and the biggest upgrade of Cardiff University’s campus in a generation.
  • Over 180 societies and 60 sports clubs, including international, cultural, political and social societies, and a diverse range of sports.
  • 16 libraries and a range of IT suites, offering 24/7 study facilities.
  • Over 195,000 alumni across the globe
  • Cardiff is much cheaper to live and study in than many other UK cities – 2nd most affordable student City in the UK (2018), yet just 2 hours from London by train
  • A Civic University located in the historic heart of the city and surrounded by over 330 public parks and gardens like Bute Park, which make Cardiff one of UK’s greenest cities
  • A campus frequently used as a film set for popular TV shows ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Sherlock’ and ‘His Dark Materials, as well as Hollywood blockbuster films.

Some of the programmes Cardiff University has welcomed Marshall scholars to include:

MSc Computational & Data Journalism
MPhil Physics (Gravitational Waves)
MA Creative Writing[6]
MA Music[7]

[4] Research Excellence Framework 2014
[5] WUSCA, 2020
[6] At time of study, MA Teaching & Practice of Creative Writing
[7] At time of study, MA Ethnomusicology


Life in

Bustling with personality, Cardiff is a city made for students, offering an endless string of entertainment opportunities while remaining inexpensive and easy to navigate.

Cardiff is a compact city with an enormous character. Nestled between the rugged coastline and breath-taking mountainous scenery of Wales, the country’s capital is a cornucopia of culture, marrying historical delights with cosmopolitan amenities.

Wales is sometimes called the ‘castle capital of the world’. Visitors will find more than 600 castles in Wales, including the world-famous Cardiff Castle, which sits alongside the University campus.

Wales is also home to one of Europe’s oldest living languages, and the Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population. You don’t need to speak Welsh to live and study in Cardiff, but there are plenty of opportunities to learn a little of this unique and beautiful language.

Boasting an incredible live music scene, an exciting and independent-led culinary culture and hosting a range of huge sporting events, Cardiff is not shy of things to do. Combine this with the castle which occupies the city centre, the National Museum, and one of the top 10 most beautiful University campuses in the UK, and you can see why Wales’ capital city is a wonderful place to study.

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