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This page gives you information about Cardiff University’s postgraduate admissions processes.

Full details of postgraduate programmes of study can be found on the course finder database on the Postgraduate Study pages.  Alternatively, you can request a prospectus by emailing

On-line Application

You will need to have javascript enabled on your internet browser in order to be able to access this service.  You can only make one application to a programme on a particular start date.  The University will accept the first application that you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will also be able to use on the online application service to:

  • View your application form;
  • Download a referee report form to assist with the submission of references;
  • Determine your provisional fee classification;
  • Monitor progress of your application;
  • Accept or decline an offer if appropriate;
  • View correspondence issued to you  by the University registry about your application;
  • Contact the University by email;
  • Update your personal contact details.

Submit an online application

Paper Application

If you are unable to complete an application using the online application service, then you are able to apply by completing paper forms which can be found on the right hand side of the page under Related Resources.  These forms should be sent to the address at the bottom of this page.

The University will acknowledge an application once they have received it and it will then go to the relevant admissions tutor in order for a decision to be made.  You will be notified by the University Registry once they are informed of the outcome.

It will speed up the application process if you are able to include your references with your application.

Criminal conviction disclosure for professional law courses

Cardiff University operates a 'Declaration of Criminal Conviction Policy and Procedures for Applicants to Cardiff University's Programmes of Study':

i) to ensure that it exercises a duty of care to the University community; and
ii) to comply with external regulatory requirements, where admission to certain regulated programmes offered at the University are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and the Department of Health Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding child protection and police checks.

Applicants are required to positively declare on their application form whether they have any relevant criminal convictions. Applicants applying to the Bar Professional Training Course or the full-time Legal Practice Course through the LPC Central Applications Board (CAB) are not required to complete a criminal convictions disclosure at the point of application. In order to discharge its duty of care, Cardiff University must therefore request the completion of this disclosure. If you are made an offer, you must complete the disclosure form available on the right hand side of the page underneath Relates Resources and send it by post or email to the address at the bottom of the page.

Contact Information

Please include your full name in all your correspondence, including on faxed certificates and transcripts:

Admissions Team: e-mail
Tel: +44 (0)2920 879999
Fax: +44(0)2920 876138
Post: Admissions Team, Cardiff University, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, CF24 0DE

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