Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
There will be no interview for the Sound Engineering course. You will, however, be asked to attend an applicant day, where you will have a chance to speak with the course leader or a member of the teaching team about what to expect whilst studying at the University of South Wales.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in subject-specific activities. You may bring in an audio project of your work as either a Logic Pro X or Pro Tools session for playback in one of our studios. We will critique the recording and offer suggestions on how it could be improved as part of the applicant day.
Typical A-Level Offer
BCC to include a relevant subject
Typical Welsh Bacc Offer
Grade C and BC at A Level to include a relevant subject
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit in a relevant subject
Typical IB Offer
29 points to include 16 points at Higher Level to include a relevant higher at grade 5.
Typical Access to HE Offer
60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits equating to 12 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 15 Passes in a relevant subject
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
International Entry Requirements
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.