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School Selection Procedures - History, Archaeology & Religion

All applications for a place on any of the degree programmes in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application service. Applications can be made either in the English or the Welsh language. We recognise that if you are a Welsh speaker, you may feel more comfortable speaking to a Welsh speaking personal tutor. Provided there are Welsh speaking members of staff available, every effort will be made to allocate a Welsh speaker to you at any point of the application process.

UCAS send completed applications to Cardiff University to the university’s Registry, who forward the applications to the appropriate Admissions Tutors in the School. Based on the information provided on the application forms, the Admissions Tutors will make one of three decisions:

  • Unconditional Offer (U)- you have met all of the entry requirements and are offered a place on the degree scheme.
  • Conditional Offer (C)- you are offered a place on the degree scheme provided that you meet certain stated conditions (usually qualification results).
  • Unsuccessful application (R)- you have not been offered a place on the degree scheme.

Some applicants with non-traditional qualifications will be invited to attend an interview. It is important that these applicants attend the interview as it is the formal condition of the offer from Cardiff University.

Applicants to Archaeology degrees who have been made Unconditional or Conditional offers will be sent an e-mail informing them that their applications have been processed and that UCAS will notify them of our decision as soon as possible. The e-mail will come with an attached brochure and some information about Open Days.

For all applicants, Cardiff University’s Registry will inform UCAS of the Admissions Tutor’s decision, and the UCAS website will be updated accordingly.

School Selection Criteria

The School receives applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. Our aim is to recruit undergraduates who have a passion for the subject and who are committed to the study of the past and of religious beliefs. If you are applying for an Archaeology programme, we particularly welcome applications from people who have already gained some archaeological experience (i.e. excavation or museum work).

Use of Contextual Data

All suitable applicants who are eligible for additional consideration will be guaranteed a typical offer on the School of History, Archaeology and Religion's undergraduate courses. Typical offers can be found here

For details of University policy on use of Contextual Data, please click here.

Admissions Tests

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion does not have any standardised admissions test requirements.

Selection Interviews

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion does not routinely interview applicants for its undergraduate programmes, but may invite applicants with a non- traditional qualification to attend an interview which will have a bearing on the selection decision.

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