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Operating Department Practice

Admissions Criteria

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

Scope of the Criteria

The BSc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice, 3 years full-time.

Profile of Applications

The School of Healthcare Sciences is a large academic School with a total average intake target of 250 places for each academic session. Competition for places is extremely high, with the majority of applicants meeting or exceeding the School’s minimum requirements. Applicants' chances of receiving an offer are greatly improved if they can demonstrate that they are appropriately qualified and/or a good match with the School’s requirements.

Detailed information

School Selection Procedures

Entry Requirements

Equal Opportunities


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

Four 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.

All applicants to the School will be invited to an ODP Information morning 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

Operating Department Practice

Phone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538
Extension: 87538
Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences
EastGate House
35-43 Newport Road
Cardiff, Wales
CF24 0AB


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