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 portfolio are required for this photography course. The portfolio should provide evidence of your ability in the field. You may also be asked to provide examples of ‘behind the scenes’ work, such as research material or a workbook, to show how your creative ideas were researched and developed. During the interview you will be asked to discuss the images in your portfolio, and to talk about your interest in the subject. These items can be uploaded electronically to a photo sharing website such as Flickr or a file sharing website such as Dropbox which supports large images. Alternatively, you can provide us with a link to your own website if you have one.
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 subject 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.