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Admissions Criteria

This information will assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which Cardiff School of Biosciences has identified as being important if students are to succeed on its undergraduate programmes of study. It also summarises the process which the School uses for selecting students and making offers, so that applicants understand how the School considers their applications.

Scope of the Criteria

All undergraduate Biosciences programmes.

Profile of Applications

Cardiff School of Biosciences is one of the largest biological/ medical sciences departments in Wales. Each academic year, we admit an average of 400 students into our science programmes. Competition for places is fairly high, with the majority of applicants meeting or exceeding the School’s minimum entry requirements. Offers will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that they are appropriately qualified and/or a good match with the School’s admissions requirements.

Opportunities to learn more about the School and its programme of study

Several University Open Days are held each year which provide the opportunity to visit all academic schools in addition to the residences, the Students’ Union and sports facilities. Please see our Open Day webpage for further details.

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.

Feedback, Complaints and Appeals

The University has agreed procedures for dealing with requests for feedback which is outlined in the Admissions Framework:

School Contact Details

Cardiff School of Biosciences

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 75135
Extension: 75135
School of Biosciences, Sir Martin Evans Building
Cardiff University
Park Place
Cardiff, Wales
CF10 3AX


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