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Physics and Astronomy

Admissions Criteria

The School has prepared this document to assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy 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 Physics and Astronomy programmes - single or joint honours.

Profile of Applications

The School of Physics and Astronomy recruits approximately 120 students a year and competition for places is high.

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

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

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 Physics & Astronomy

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 76457
Additional number: +44 (0)29 208 70156
Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
Queens Building
The Parade
Cardiff, Wales
CF24 3AA


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