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Admissions criteria

We are seeking to admit students whose potential to benefit from our research-led learning and teaching might be demonstrated through a range of qualifications and achievements prior to entry into Higher Education. You will need to satisfy the relevant admissions tutor that you have achieved the necessary academic and non-academic criteria required for the programme of study.

Our online Course Finder and our Undergraduate Prospectus will give you a broad overview of the entry requirements and typical offers for particular degree programmes. However, each of our academic schools publishes its own Admissions Criteria and you are advised to compare the criteria for both Schools if you are applying for a joint honours programme. For some vocational programmes with very specific or detailed entry requirements, including MBBCh Medicine (A100) and BDS Dentistry (A200), the Admissions Criteria are produced at programme level.

Admissions and selection criteria

Admissions policies and procedures

For further information and guidance about the University’s general admissions policies and procedures, click here.

Entry 2016 and Entry 2017 - Curriculum Reform: GCSEs, A-level and the Welsh Baccalaureate

Qualifications in both England and Wales are changing. Cardiff University's Academic Quality and Standards Committee is currently considering the implications of these developments. Further information will be published in due course.


Meet our students

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Meet our students


2014 prospectus

Download or request a paper copy.

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