Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu

Cymraeg

Applying

Admissions criteria

We welcome applications from all students with the potential to succeed at this university. We are seeking to admit students whose potential to benefit from our research-led learning and teaching can be demonstrated through a range of qualifications and achievements. You will need to satisfy the relevant admissions tutor that you have met, or will meet, the necessary academic and non-academic criteria required for the programme of study. Able applicants who have not followed a focused programme of study will also be considered. Applications are considered on their individual merits.

Our online Course Finder and Postgraduate Prospectus will give you a broad overview of the entry requirements and typical offers for particular degree programmes. However, we welcome applications from those offering alternative qualifications. We will also consider applications from those with combinations of qualifications and those with other relevant life/work experience.

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. See our English Language requirements page for further information.

Equality and diversity

Whether you’re thinking about coming to Cardiff University or you’re already a student here, we want to ensure that we provide the best support for all our students. 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 ensures equality of opportunity on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race (including ethnic or national origin, colour or nationality), religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation.

Deferred Entry

You usually have a choice to apply for deferred entry to most of our postgraduate programmes.

If you did not apply for a deferred entry at the time you made your application, but wish to defer subsequently, you need to contact the admissions tutor or your proposed supervisor explaining the circumstances surrounding your intention to defer.

For funded studentships the School may not allow deferred entry but may be flexible with the start date.

Postgraduate