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Admissions & selection criteria

Admissions to Cardiff University

Cardiff University will consider every application on its individual merit. We are looking for students with the potential to succeed and we are happy to consider a wide range of qualifications and achievements. All of our undergraduate degree programmes have specific entry requirements and the Admissions Tutor will be looking for evidence that you have achieved the necessary academic and non academic criteria for your chosen programme of study.

Typical offers in Coursefinder are generally stated in terms of A-levels. However, we welcome applications from those offering alternative qualifications. In many cases, typical offers for these qualifications are listed in our admissions criteria. We will also consider applications from those with combinations of qualifications and those with other relevant life/work experience.

Admissions and Selection Criteria

Each academic school publishes detailed criteria that provide you with more information about entry requirements, typical offers and selection criteria. You are advised to consult the criteria for both academic schools if you are applying for a joint honours programme.

Each academic school has Admissions Tutors who are able to give applicants guidance. Contact details are listed in each course profile.

Admissions Framework: Principles, Policies and Procedures

Deferred Entry

Most of our academic schools will consider applications from those wishing to defer entry for a year. We ask that this be clearly indicated, with your reasons for deferral, on your application. For professional and vocational programmes of study, it can also be helpful to outline any relevant work experience you will be undertaking in your gap year.

English Language Requirements

All overseas applicants whose first language is not English must have a standard of written and spoken English that will enable them to benefit fully from their course of study.

English Language qualifications accepted by the University for entry and required scores

Equality and Diversity

The University is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities, including those relating to student recruitment, selection and admission. The University aims to establish an inclusive culture which welcomes and ensures equality of opportunity for applicants of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, religious or other beliefs, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Further information on equality and diversity

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