Admissions

The University of South Wales has rigorous academic programmes for high-potential professionals.  The Office of Admissions takes into account all aspects of each candidate’s profile: academic, professional and personal, with a view towards admitting all those who are eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate education, show strong potential and determination for career success and can contribute to a rewarding, collective educational experience.

Postgraduate Admission

The entry requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes include:

  • An accredited UK Honors degree with minimum 2.2 classification (or equivalent).  Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered.  Students should normally have at least two years of appropriate postgraduate work experience on admission.
  • Proficiency in English:  Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5).  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to sit the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.  You may supply official electronic transcripts issued by post-secondary institutions directly to the University of South Wales online.
  • Personal Statement or State of Purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • Up to date CV
  • Recently dated Letter of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)

Applications from nonstandard applicants are welcomed and will be considered individually.

Recognized Prior & Experiential Learning (RPEL)

Students who hold a recognized Level 7 related qualification or have completed related postgraduate modules at an accredited institution and wish to gain advanced standing into a postgraduate programme may apply for RPEL (Recognized Prior & Experiential Learning) provided that the learning outcomes of their award satisfy those of the equivalent levels of the master’s programme for which they seek admission.   The recognition and hence transferability of credits is subject to the University of South Wales’ RPEL policy and requires the submission of official transcripts and module descriptions.

BA (Hons) Business Top Up Admission

The entry requirements for admission to the BA (Hons) Business Top Up programme include:

  • An accredited HND (Higher National Diploma) in a related subject. Accredited Level 5 professional qualifications in a related subject may also be considered for admission.
  • Proficiency in English:  Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5).  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to sit the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.  You may supply official electronic transcripts issued by post-secondary institutions directly to the University of South Wales online.
  • Personal Statement or State of Purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • Up to date CV
  • Recently dated Letter of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)

Applications from nonstandard applicants are welcomed and will be considered individually.

Important Note

By submitting a completed application form and the supporting documentation, a student declares that the information supplied on the form or otherwise in connection with their application is complete and correct and that the giving of false or incomplete information, or submission of falsified or fraudulent qualifications/transcripts may lead to the refusal  of the application or suspension or expulsion from the programme (without refund) if such fraudulent documentation is revealed subsequent to admission.

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