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Frequently Asked Questions (Undergraduate)

These are the most frequently asked questions about studying an undergraduate course at the School.

 

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  1. I am likely to miss my predicted grades will you still make me an offer?
  2. Do you accept any subject at A level?
  3. Do you accept A/S levels?
  4. Do you accept two A levels?
  5. Do you accept the Welsh Baccalaureate?
  6. Do you accept re-sits?
  7. What GCSE subjects do you require?
  8. Do I need to have studied Sociology before?
  9. What should I put in my personal statement?
  10. I can’t make an open day; can I come and see you?
  11. Do you accept qualifications other than A levels, e.g. Access Diplomas, BTEC Diplomas?
  12. Can I defer my application?
  13. What is the ratio of applications per places for your degree programmes?

Answers

1. I am likely to miss my predicted grades will you still make me an offer?

We make applicants an offer based on standard entry requirements. We do not take predicted grades into account.

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2. Do you accept any subject at A level?

We accept all A Level subjects except General Studies.

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3. Do you accept A/S levels?

We do not accept A/S levels.

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4. Do you accept two A levels?

We only accept a minimum of three A levels or equivalent, e.g. 2 A levels + Welsh Baccalaureate. Please see our Admissions Guidelines for other Standard and Non-Standard Offers.

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5. Do you accept the Welsh Baccalaureate?

Yes, we treat it as equivalent to a Grade B at A level.

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6. Do you accept re-sits?

Yes.

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7. What GCSE subjects do you require?

You need a grade C in English. We do not require Maths.

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8. Do I need to have studied Sociology before?

No, although we may give preference to applicants with social science (e.g. Sociology, Psychology) and humanities (e.g. history, Philosophy and Ethics) subjects for Education, Social Science and Sociology.

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9. What should I put in my personal statement?

We are looking for evidence that you are familiar with the programme you are applying for and can make links between with what you have studied and life experience that you have.

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10. I can’t make an open day; can I come and see you?

We have a number of Open Days – some on a Friday, some on a Saturday – taking place in February, March and April 2013. Please click here for more information. Admissions tutors will do their best to see you; however there is very limited availability for individual visits. Please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office to arrange an appointment.

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11. Do you accept qualifications other than A levels, e.g. Access Diplomas, BTEC Diplomas?

Yes, please click here for more information.

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12. Can I defer my application?

Yes it may be possible to defer your application for one year. We do value the experience that students gain when taking a gap year to travel or work, for example. Please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office to discuss your situation.

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13. What is the ratio of applications per places for your degree programmes?

Please see the Key Information Statistics on the main Cardiff University website and click on the relevant course.

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14. What modules will I take for my subject?

See undergraduate module page for further details.

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Undergraduate Enquiries

Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75122
Email: socsi-ugadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk

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