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Admissions criteria - Welsh

This information applies to all undergraduate Welsh programmes, including selection for the Welsh component of joint honours programmes.

Candidates are expected to achieve minimum entry requirements. The only selection criteria used when making an offer is evidence of potential to achieve the minimum entry requirements.

A-level, Welsh Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate

A-level, Welsh Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate requirements can be found in Course Finder.

Other qualifications

Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome, as are those who may have combinations of qualifications or other relevant work/life experience. If you would like to know the entry requirements for a specific qualification not listed here, please contact our admissions team on either admissions@cardiff.ac.uk or +44 (0)29 2087 9999.

All applications for a place on any of the Welsh degree programmes must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application service. Applications can be made either in the Welsh or English language.

All applications are considered. Applicants are selected throughout the cycle upon receipt of UCAS forms. The only selection criteria is evidence of potential to achieve the minimum entry requirements. Candidates are not interviewed. All applications are referred to the Admissions Officer who reaches a decision, sometimes in consultation with other members of the academic staff, based upon the selection criteria only.

All applicants to the School will be invited to a UCAS Visit Day to discuss their application with staff and to see the School and its facilities.

All suitable applicants who are eligible for additional consideration and are predicted a minimum of grades BCC, will be guaranteed a typical offer on the School of Welsh's undergraduate courses. View the University policy on use of contextual data.

We will consider resit candidates and offers will be based on qualifications to be attempted, although previous achievement can also be considered. Resit candidates will be subject to the same selection criteria as outlined above.

The School of Welsh is happy to make offers for deferred entry.

Transfers with credit from another Higher Education institution

The School of Welsh will normally only consider applications from students wishing to transfer to Cardiff from other UK Universities only where there are compelling personal circumstances supporting a transfer, and where the applicant, (a) meets the entry requirements for the relevant degree programme, and (b) has achieved a satisfactory level of performance at his/her current institution.

Transfer with credit from another programme at Cardiff University

Applications for transfers from students wishing to transfer to year one from other Schools within Cardiff University are considered where the applicant meets the entry requirements for the relevant degree programme and is able to demonstrate motivation to study Welsh.