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Entry Requirements - History, Archaeology & Religion

Minimum Entry Requirements

A minimum of Grade C GCSE English Language is required for all programmes within the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. A summary of the minimum entry requirements is outlined below. However, for more detailed information please contact the School (the contact details are at the bottom of this document).

Single Honours degrees

Single Hons Ancient History
  • ABB - BBB in GCE A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AB in GCE A-level
Single Hons Archaeology BA and BSc
  • ABB-BBC or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades BB in GCE A-level
Single (Integrated) Hons Archaeology and Medieval History
  • ABB in GCE A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AB in GCE A-level
Single (Integrated) Hons Archaeology and History
  • ABB in GCE A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AB in GCE A-level
Single Hons Religious and Theological Studies
  • AAB-BBB in GCE A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AB in GCE A-level
Single Hons History
  • For candidates with the Welsh Baccalaureate and three A-levels, the offer will be: AAA at A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AA in GCE A-level, to include History
  • For candidates with the Welsh Baccalaureate and two A-levels, the offer will be: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AA in GCE A-level, to include History

Joint Honours degrees with History

  • We do not include General Studies A-levels in offers for any Joint Degrees with History.

We do not include Critical Thinking in offers for joint degrees with the following subjects: Welsh, Economics, Sociology, Ancient History, Music, Religious Studies and Archaeology.

Modern History and Politics, Economics and History, History and Philosophy, English Literature and History
  • AAB in GCE A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a Pass in the Core plus AA grades at A-level (all offers must include History at A-level)
Ancient and Medieval History, Ancient History and History
  • AAB in GCE A-level or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a Pass in the Core plus AA grades at A-level (all offers must include History or Ancient History at A-level).
French and History (including an A in French), German and History (including a B in a modern foreign language for beginners or B in German for the advanced pathway), History and Italian (including a B in a modern foreign language for beginners or B in Italian for the advanced pathway), History and Spanish (including B in a modern foreign language for beginners or B in Spanish for the advanced pathway), History and Welsh (including History and Welsh A-levels- if taking Second Language Welsh, an A is required), History and Sociology, History and Music, History and Religious Studies, Archaeology and Medieval History, History and Archaeology
  • ABB in GCE A-level OR Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a Pass in the Core plus AB grades at A-level (all offers must include History at A-level)

The School welcomes applications based on the broader and more flexible post-16 qualifications introduced in 2000, and will treat each application on its own merits. All degrees normally require at least two A-levels, with either one further Advanced level, or two AS levels. We are happy to consider other combinations of qualifications which include both vocational and academic A-levels. Please contact the School for further information or visit the UCAS website (www.ucas.ac.uk) .

Further information relating to degree programmes in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Students with other qualifications or experience

We also welcome applications from mature-age students with appropriate qualifications (usually an Access course which includes History or for Ancient History, the Access to Humanities route). Please note: the School does not normally make offers on a UCAS Tariff points basis. We do not consider candidates who offer General Studies or Critical Thinking A-levels as one of the three A levels and will exclude these subjects from any offers.

We welcome applications from people with alternative, vocational and overseas qualifications, or with combinations of qualifications or other relevant work / life experiences.

English Language Qualifications

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, competence in the English language is also a criterion of admission.

More information on English Language Requirements

Additional Requirements for Admission

There are no specific additional requirements for admission.

Resit Candidates

The Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion will consider resit candidates on an individual basis.


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