Responsibility and Roles

Responsibility for the University Admissions policy lies with the Recruitment and Admissions Strategy Group and is annually reviewed. The Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment will recommend any policy changes to Academic Board for approval. 

The Admissions Policy will be subject to ongoing review and will be updated and published for the new application cycle in September.

The policy covers all applications to all taught programmes on Cardiff Metropolitan campuses as well as home franchised programmes when applying through UCAS and related to entry in the academic year 24/25.

Cardiff Metropolitan University operates a centralised admissions procedure for the majority of its programmes, under which decisions are made by admissions staff, based on set criteria provided by admission programme tutors within academic schools.

This is not suitable for all programmes or programmes that require interview, so in these cases decisions are made solely by admission programme tutors. The admissions unit before sending down applications to admission tutors carry out an initial sift to ensure that applicants have the relevant entry requirements.

All arrangements for interviews are made within the admissions unit and its aim is to be as accommodating as possible. Applications for franchised courses are considered by the relevant institution. All procedures in relation to the processing of offers are made by the unit and all correspondence is sent from the department concerning admission. The unit deals with all enquiries including feedback for unsuccessful applicants and carries out all confirmation and clearing procedures. For further information concerning feedback please refer to the Feedback Policy in the policies section below.

Application and Enrolment targets are set by the Planning Department and Schools.

Any queries in relation to the admission process can be raised with members of the Admissions Team by e-mailing​