Cardiff Metropolitan University Entry Requirements

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Entry Requirements

Cardiff Metropolitan University Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements – 2017 Changes

​​​The next few years will see many qualification changes and reforms throughout the UK.  2017 will also see the start of a new UCAS Tariff system.  We will aim to make information as straightforward as possible during this time and the following guide ​gives a brief overview of the type of qualifications we accept.  Further information is available from Admissions.  Please see our Qualifications Reform statement for further details: Qualification Reform​

For entry onto our programmes, applicants should normally have Level 3 qualifications.  We accept a range of different qualifications and will consider a variety of different combinations.  Specific information on entry requirements can be found on our course pages at

We welcome applications from applicants who may not necessarily have the required academic qualifications.  Generally however, if you have been out of education for more than five years, an Access to Higher Education Diploma or similar may be required in a relevant subject.


​EU/International students

Students​ from the EU and further afield will need a qualification acceptable to the University that will indicate their ability to study through the medium of English Language to be able to successfully complete their chosen course.  We will require students whose first language isn’t English to meet course specific English Language criteria such as IELTS.

Cardiff Met recognises the equivalence of qualifications awarded in each member country of the EU and further afield, applicants can visit for further information.  Non-EU students can also visit

EU/International students



​We generally ask for five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for new GCSEs in England) for entry onto the majority of our programmes, to include English Language and Maths.  Some programmes will ask for Science GCSE also.