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.
An interview and test are required for the Journalism degree
The written test, which will last no longer than 30 minutes, will take place immediately before your interview. This will test your general current affairs and news knowledge, spelling and grammar.
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
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an IELTS grade of 7.5 or equivalent in all four elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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.
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.