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Entry Requirements - Welsh

Minimum Entry Requirements

For the degree in Welsh (single honours) we normally ask for three A-levels (including Welsh), but we also welcome different combinations of qualifications, such as two A-levels (including Welsh) and two AS-levels, or two A-levels (including Welsh) and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Our standard offer for single-honours Welsh is ABB at A-level, including a B grade in Welsh for first language students and an A grade in Welsh for second language students, or Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a Grade A in the Core and grades BB in GCE A-level (including an A grade in Welsh for second language students, and a B grade in Welsh for first language students). Every application will be considered on an individual basis.

The standard offers for joint-honours degree schemes vary according to the other subject being studied. Further information may be obtained from the University Prospectus relevant Schools admissions criteria, or by contacting the School directly.

Of course, it is now common for different applicants to be studying for a variety of different qualifications. As a result our offers may vary from individual to individual. Indeed, the School is always willing to consider applicants who are studying for qualifications other than the usual A-levels, AS’s and Welsh Baccalaureate. In recent years we have accepted students who have offered one or more of the following: A-levels, AS's, the Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education, the International Baccalaureate, and qualifications in Welsh for Adults, but if you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of your qualifications, please contact the School.

Students with other qualifications or experience

Special conditions apply for mature students (who can apply on the basis of experience as well as formal qualifications), and the School warmly welcomes such applicants. Mature students are required to have attained the standard of a grade A at second language A-level. Applicants are encouraged to contact the School for further advice.

Additional Requirements for Admission

There are no specific additional requirements for admission.

Resit Candidates

The Cardiff University School of Welsh will consider resit candidates and offers will be based on qualifications to be attempted, although previous achievement can also be considered. Resit candidates will be subject to the same selection criteria as outlined above.


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