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Entry Requirements - Modern Languages

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applications are considered from candidates offering a range of qualifications.

Language Beginners

Applicants who have not studied the language previously are welcomed on both the German, Spanish and Italian degree programmes. Grade B or above in another foreign language at A Level is normally required.

Standard offers for candidates with A-levels
  • Cardiff-Bordeaux Joint Degree/Diploma: ABB (A in French plus interview)
  • French: ABB - BBB (B in French)
  • German: BBB (B in a modern foreign language)
  • Italian: BBB (B in a modern foreign language)
  • Japanese and French: ABB-BBB (B in French)
  • Japanese and German, Italian OR Spanish: BBB (B in language)
  • Japanese and Business Studies (BSc): ABB
  • Spanish: BBB (B in a modern foreign language)
  • Translation (with French as a major language): ABB-BBB (B in French)
  • Translation (with German as a major language): BBB (B in German)
  • Translation (with Italian as a major language): BBB (B in Italian)
  • Translation (with Spanish as a major language): BBB (B in Spanish)
  • Translation ( with Japanese as a major language): ABB-BBB (B in a language)
  • Translation (with Welsh as a major language): ABB-BBB (B in Welsh as first language or A in Welsh as a second language)

General Studies A-Level is not accepted.
Critical Thinking A-Level is accepted.

Entry requirements for joint honours degree programmes

Standard offers for candidates with Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (WBAD)
  • WBAD with pass in the Core and GCE A-level grades AB (with A in French)
  • French: WBAD with pass in the Core and GCE A-level grades AB (A in French)
  • German: WBAD with pass in the Core and GCE A-level grades BB (B in a modern foreign language)
  • Spanish: WBAD with pass in the Core and GCE A-level grades BB (B in a modern foreign language)
  • Italian: WBAD with pass in the Core and GCE A-level grades BB (B in a modern foreign language)
  • Cardiff- Bordeaux Joint Degree/ Diploma:
    WBAD with pass in the Core and GCE A-level grades AB (A in French plus interview)

General Studies A Level is not accepted.
Critical Thinking A Level is accepted.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma entry requirements for joint honours degree programmes can be found at programme level in the University’s UCAS entry requirements: http://www.ucas.com/students/choosingcourses/entryrequirements

Other Information

Details of entry requirements for alternative qualifications

Course information

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, competence in the English language is also a strict criterion of admission.

More information is available on the English Language Requirements page.

Additional Requirements for Admission

There are no specific additional requirements for admission.

Resit Candidates

Resit applicants are accepted and will be considered on an individual basis.


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