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Earth & Ocean Sciences

Admissions Criteria

This information will assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences has identified as being important if students are to succeed on its undergraduate programmes of study. It also summarises the process which the School uses for selecting students and making offers, so that applicants understand how the School considers their applications.

The aims and objectives of the School admissions policy is:

  • To maintain our undergraduate intake, while improving the quality of incoming students, as measured by exam results or other appropriate measures.
  • To attract talented and highly-motivated candidates of all ages.
  • To encourage larger numbers of well-qualified applicants for our degree schemes.
  • To improve the conversion rate of applicants to firm acceptances.

Scope of the Criteria

All undergraduate Earth and Ocean Sciences degree programmes.

Profile of Applications

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences is one of the largest Earth Science departments in the UK with an average intake target of 145 places for each academic session. Competition for places is high, with the majority of applicants meeting or exceeding the School’s minimum requirements. An applicant’s chances of receiving an offer are greatly improved if s/he can demonstrate that s/he is appropriately qualified and/or a good match with the School’s academic requirements.

Opportunities to learn more about the School and its programme of study

Several university Open Days are held each year and provide the opportunity to visit all academic schools in addition to the residences, the Students’ Union and sports facilities. Please see our Open Day webpage for further details.

Applicants to the School will be invited to a UCAS Visit Day to discuss their application with staff and to see the School and its facilities.

Feedback, Complaints and Appeals

The University has agreed procedures for dealing with requests for feedback which is outlined in the Admissions Framework:

School Contact Details

Cardiff School of Earth & Ocean Sciences

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 74830
Extension: 74830
Cardiff School of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Main Building
Park Place
Cardiff, Wales
CF32 3AA


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