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Postgraduate Admissions Procedures

Cardiff University offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate study, through Taught and Research Programmes.

Full details of study opportunities at postgraduate level can be found at:
www.cardiff.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate from where you will be able to search the Coursefinder database. A prospectus can also be requested by mailing Prospectus@cardiff.ac.uk.

Applications can be made on-line via the on-line applications service at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/regis/general/applyonline/index.html. Full instructions for completing the application form, and for submitting supporting documentation can be found on this link.

Application forms can also be completed on paper by downloading an application forms from the web at:
www.cardiff.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply

Downloaded application forms for admission to Postgraduate Study must be completed and posted to the University's central Admissions Office, in the first instance:

The Admissions Office
The Registry
Cardiff University
PO Box 927
CF24 0DE

Your application will be acknowledged as soon as it is received in the Registry. It will then be forwarded to the designated Admissions Tutor for the Programme of your choice. The Registry will confirm the outcome of your application to you, as soon as the Admissions Tutor has conveyed his/her decision to the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

It will speed up the application process if you enclose your references with your application.

If you are made an Offer of Admission, you will need to confirm your decision to accept (or decline) it, by completing and returning the accompanying Decision Proforma to the Admissions Office.

Information for applicants to the Bar Professional Training Course only

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 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 here and return it to the Admissions Team at Cardiff University either by post to Admissions, Registry, Cardiff University, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE or by e-mail to: Admissions@cardiff.ac.uk 

Applicants to the Bar Professional Training Course are also required to comply with the Bar Standards Board's English Language Rule and to provide evidence of English Language competence to satisfy the University's requirements, and therefore completion of this form is a condition of the offer.

Information for applicants to the full-time Legal Practice Course or Graduate Diploma in Law only

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 full-time Legal Practice Course or the Graduate Diploma in Law through the Central Applications Board (CAB) are not required to complete a criminal convictions disclosure at the point of application to the CAB. 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 here and return it to the Admissions Team at Cardiff University either by post to Admissions, Registry, Cardiff University, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE or by e-mail to: Admissions@cardiff.ac.uk