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Social Sciences

Admissions Criteria

This information will assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which Cardiff School of Social Sciences 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 degree programmes in the School of Social Sciences, including selection for joint honours programmes.

Profile of Applications

The School receives over 1500 applications for 283 places available so competition for entry is extremely high.

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

A University Open Day is held in April each year and provides 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 who receive an offer will be invited to one of several UCAS Visit Days to discuss their application with staff, to meet staff and students 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 Social Sciences

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 75122
Extension: 75122
Fax: +44 (0)29 208 74500
Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff, Wales
CF10 3WT


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