Undergraduate pathway programmes

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a three-term programme preparing you for an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University. There are four routes to choose from, with sub-routes within them related to your chosen degree subject. You will study a combination of English language preparation and subject-specific content and progress to an undergraduate degree when you complete the programme.

Key facts
Entry requirements

Check our academic and English language entry requirements

Fees

Visit the Fees page for full details.

What will I study?


All students will study a module in Academic English Skills. This will support you to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a particular focus on the language uses that will prove most useful throughout your studies at Cardiff University. This critical module runs throughout each term at the International Study Centre, and features particular emphasis on grammar and language skills, whilst also allowing you to stretch yourself in your written and spoken work.

You will also study subject-specific modules, depending on which pathway route you choose.

Choose from four subject routes:


Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences

Choose this pathway to progress to degrees in subjects like English, Journalism, History, Politics and many more. There are four routes: Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Music, and Psychology.

Modules

You will study core modules in Academic Practice and Studying Life. Other modules will vary depending on your chosen route, and include Globalisation and Contemporary Legal Systems.

Progression Degrees

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Ancient and Medieval History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Ancient History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Ancient History and French BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Ancient History and German BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Ancient History and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Ancient History and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology and Ancient History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology and French (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology and German (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Archaeology and Medieval History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Chinese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Criminology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Criminology and Social Policy BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Education BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    English Language BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and French (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and German (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and Literature BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and Philosophy BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Language and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Literature BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Literature and Ancient History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Literature and Archaeology BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Literature and History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    English Literature and Philosophy BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    French (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    French and English Literature (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    French and German (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    French and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    French and Japanese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    French and Philosophy (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    French and Politics (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    French and Portuguese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    French and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    German (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    German and English Literature (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    German and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    German and Japanese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    German and Politics (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    German and Portuguese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    German and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History and French (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History and German (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History with Welsh History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Human and Social Sciences BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    International Relations BSc Econ 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    International Relations and Politics BSc Econ 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Italian and English Literature (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Italian and Japanese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Italian and Philosophy (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Italian and Politics BA (Hons) 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Italian and Politics (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Italian and Portuguese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Italian and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Journalism and Communications BA (Hons) 60% 70% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Journalism, Communications and Politics BA (Hons) 60% 70% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Journalism, Media and English Literature BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Journalism, Media and Sociology BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Media and Communications BA (Hons) 60% 70% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Media, Journalism and Culture BA (Hons) 60% 70% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Modern Chinese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Modern Languages and Translation BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Philosophy BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Philosophy and Ancient History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Philosophy and Archaeology BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Philosophy and History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Politics BSc Econ 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Politics and Modern History BSc Econ 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Politics and Philosophy BA (Hons) 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Politics and Sociology BSc Econ 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Politics and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with 60% writing & no less than 50% in other skills
    Portuguese and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religion and Theology BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and Ancient History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and Archaeology BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and English Literature BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and German (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and History BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and Italian (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and Philosophy BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and Politics BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Religious Studies and Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Social Analytics BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Social Science BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Sociology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Sociology and Education BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Sociology and History BSc Econ 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Sociology and Social Policy BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Spanish (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Spanish and English Literature (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Spanish and Japanese (BA) BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Spanish and Philosophy (BA) BA (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
    Translation BA (Hons) 60% (with min of 50% in each module) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
  • Law
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Law LLB (Hons) 60% 60% (with 60% in writing and no less than 50% in all skills)
    Law and Criminology LLB (Hons) 60% 60% (with 60% in writing and no less than 50% in all skills)
    Law and Politics LLB (Hons) 60% 60% (with 60% in writing with no less than 50% in all skills)
    Law and Sociology LLB (Hons) 60% 60% (with 60% in writing and no less than 50% in all skills)
  • Music
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Music BA (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Music with a Year of Study Abroad BA (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Music BMus (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Music with a Year of Study Abroad BMus (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
  • Psychology
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Psychology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Psychology with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

Studying business-related subjects will give you the option to progress to a degree in subjects including accounting, business management, financial mathematics, or a dual honours degree with a humanities subject.

Modules

You will study core modules in Academic Practice, Contemporary Business Issues, and Mathematics and Statistics. Other modules vary depending on your chosen route, and include Economics of Business and Society and Introduction to Accounting and Finance.

Progression Degrees

  • Accounting and Finance
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Accounting BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Accounting with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
  • Business Management
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Business Management BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (Human Resource Management) BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (Human Resource Management) with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (International Management) BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (International Management) with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (Logistics and Operations) BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (Logistics and Operations) with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (Marketing) BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Management (Marketing) with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Studies and Japanese (BSc) BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
  • Economics
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Banking and Finance BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Banking and Finance with a Professional Placement Year BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Economics BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Business Economics with a Professional Placement Year BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Economics BSc Econ 65% (with min 70% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Economics with a Professional Placement Year BSc Econ 65% (with min 70% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Economics and Finance BSc Econ 65% (with min 70% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Economics and Finance with a Professional Placement Year BSc Econ 65% (with min 70% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Economics and Management Studies BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Economics and Management Studies with a Professional Placement Year BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    French and Economics (BA) BA (Hons) 65% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    German and Economics (BA) BA (Hons) 65% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    History and Economics BA (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Italian and Economics (BA) BA (Hons) 65% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Politics and Economics BSc Econ 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Spanish and Economics (BA) BA (Hons) 65% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
  • Financial Mathematics
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Financial Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Financial Mathematics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics MMath 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year MMath 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Year Abroad MMath 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics MMORS 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement Year MMORS 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year of Study Abroad MMORS 60% (with min 60% in Mathematics and Statistics 1 and 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills

Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture

Learn more about how humans can work in harmony with the natural world and choose to progress to a degree in architecture, environmental geography or an engineering subject. Specialise in one of five routes: architecture, chemistry, computing, earth and ocean sciences or engineering, physics and mathematics.

Modules

You will study a core module in Pure Mathematics. Other modules vary depending on your chosen route, and include Fundamental Programming Concepts and Design Thinking and Idea Generation.

Progression Degrees

  • Architecture
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Architecture* BSc (Hons) 60% (with min of 55% in all modules) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Urban Planning and Development BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Urban Planning and Development (Sandwich) BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)

    * Architecture: A Design Portfolio will be required for progression. Progression is based on approval of the portfolio, and is not guaranteed. Portfolio guidance will be provided by the Welsh School of Architecture during the International Foundation Year. For students who do not get selected, progression to BSc Urban Planning and Development can be offered as an alternative, providing the student attains the relevant grades.

  • Chemistry
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Chemistry BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Chemistry) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Chemistry) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Chemistry with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Chemistry) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
  • Computing
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Applied Software Engineering BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Computer Science BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Computer Science with Year in Industry BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Computer Science with Security and Forensics BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Computer Science with Security and Forensics with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Environmental Geography BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Environmental Geography MSci 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Environmental Geoscience MSci 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Environmental Geoscience with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Exploration Geology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Exploration Geology MSci 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Exploration Geology with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Geology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Geology MSci 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Human Geography BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Human Geography and Planning BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Human Geography and Planning with a Professional Placement Year (Accredited) BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Human Geography with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Marine Geography BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Marine Geography MSci 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Marine Geography with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physical Geography BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physical Geography MSci 60% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
  • Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Architectual Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Architectual Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Astrophysics BSc Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Astrophysics MPhys 65% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Civil Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Integrated Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Integrated Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics BSc Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics MMath 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year MMath 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics with a Year Abroad MMath 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics MMORS 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement Year MMORS 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year of Study Abroad MMORS 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics 2) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mechanical Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Medical Engineering BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Medical Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 60% (50% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics MPhys 65% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics BSc Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Astronomy BSc Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Astronomy MPhys 65% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Astronomy with Professional Placement MPhys 65% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Astronomy with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Medical Physics BSc Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
    Physics with Professional Placement MPhys 65% (60% min. Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) 60% with no less than 40% in all skills

    Students who opt for a BEng can move between BEng / MEng once at Cardiff University


Health, Medical and Life Sciences

Start your studies and work towards a career in health sciences by selecting one of four routes leading to a range of progression degrees. The routes are: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacological and Life Sciences, or Psychology.

Modules

You will study core modules in Biology and Pure Mathematics. Other modules vary depending on your chosen route, and include Core Biology, Pure Mathematics, Core Chemistry and Introduction to Psychology.

Progression Degrees

  • Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacological and Life Sciences
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Biochemistry BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biochemistry with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biological Sciences with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biological Sciences (Zoology) with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Biomedical Sciences with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Chemistry BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Chemistry) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Chemistry) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Chemistry with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Chemistry) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Dental Surgery* BDS 70% 70% (no less than 70% in speaking and 60% in all other skills)
    Medical Pharmacology* BSc (Hons) 65% 70% (no less than 70% in speaking and 50% in all other skills)
    Medicine* MBBCh 70% 70% (no less than 70% in speaking and 60% in all other skills)
    Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Neuroscience with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 60% (with min 60% in Core Biology) 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Optometry* BSc (Hons) 65% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Pharmacy* MPharm 65% (with 65% in half or more modules) 70% (with no less than 60% in all skills)

    * For the following degree aims, a competitive selection process will apply: Medicine, Dental Surgery, Medical Pharmacology, Optometry and Pharmacy.
    This will include:
    - Achieving the required grades on completion of the programme
    - Guaranteed interview
    - Satisfactory DBS check or Certificate of Good Conduct (if appropriate)
    - Occupational Health check (which may include vaccinations)
    - Success in the UCAT (Medicine and Dental Surgery only).
    Students who are unsuccessful following the selection process can opt for an alternative degree on this route, providing they achieve the required grades. You will be asked to submit an alternative degree aim when you apply for the International Foundation Year.
    Places are limited on some courses.

  • Psychology
    Degree Award Overall Grade English Grade
    Psychology BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)
    Psychology with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) 60% 60% (with no less than 40% in all skills)

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