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English, Communication & Philosophy

Admissions Criteria

This information will assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy 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.

Scope of the Criteria

The criteria apply to all undergraduate programmes in the School, including selection for the relevant component of joint honours programmes. The full list of joint honours degrees can be found in the University Prospectus.

Use of Contextual Admissions Data

The University will be using contextual data in its admissions process. 

Profile of Applications

The School has an intake target of 379 places, with approximately 1500 applications per year. The School welcomes applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

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

Several University Open Days are held each year which 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.

All applicants who are made a UCAS offer will be invited to a School Open Day to learn more about the School's degree programmes and to see the University and its facilities. (There is also a University Visit Day in September.)

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 English, Communication & Philosophy

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 74819
Extension: 74819
Cardiff School of English, Communication & Philosophy
John Percival Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales
CF24 3EU


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