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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 Psychology 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

These pages provide information on admissions requirements, selection policies and procedures for undergraduate single honours Psychology and Psychology with Professional Placement programmes.

Further details of the courses can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus, which can be requested from

Profile of Applications

The School of Psychology has an annual intake of approximately 200 students for the BSc (Hons) Psychology (3 years) and the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement (4 years). There are usually over 1100 applications so competition for places is therefore very 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.

All applicants who receive an offer of a place on a Psychology programme are invited to attend an Open Day run by the School of Psychology. There are four of these Open Days each year. These Open Days will typically include a talk from a member of the Admissions Team on living and studying in Cardiff, tours of some of the facilities available, information on student welfare and finance, and an opportunity to spend time speaking with members of academic staff.

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 Psychology

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 76707
Extension: 76707
Fax: +44 (0)29 208 74858
School of Psychology
Tower Building
Park Place
Cardiff, Wales
CF10 3AT


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2014 prospectus

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