Unconditional Offers

USW Unconditional Offer Scheme 2020

The USW Unconditional Offer Scheme 2020 identifies students whose UCAS application, academic performance and predicted results show they have the ability to succeed on their chosen course. Such applicants will be made an unconditional offer of a place on that course.

We will consider students who have applied through UCAS to study a full time, undergraduate Honours degree starting in September 2020, based at one of the main University campuses. 

Ineligible courses 

The following courses are not included in the scheme: 

  • Chiropractic
  • All branches of Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS – English and Welsh versions
  • MComp Computer Science
  • MComp Computer Games Development
  • BEng/MEng Automotive Engineering
  • BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng/MEng Civil Engineering
  • MComp Computer Applications Development

If the course you have applied for requires an interview, you still need to attend this interview before we can consider making you an offer.

Academic requirements

You must be predicted at least 112 points (equivalent to grades BBC) at A level or equivalent from a maximum of three qualifications.

The following Level 3 qualifications will be taken into consideration when making unconditional offers: A levels, BTEC, Welsh Baccalaureate, Access, Cambridge Technical, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, AQA, CACHE, City & Guilds, Foundation Studies Art & Design, NCFE, OCR, Pearson, Rock School, Irish Leaving Certificate, UAL, VTCT, WJEC Diploma & Certificate. 

We will consider results of examinations you have already taken, as well as predicted results for those you are studying now. However, GCSE results do not form part of this scheme, unless you have applied for a course that has a statutory GCSE entry requirement.

Predicted results must be included on your UCAS application for the University to consider you under this scheme. 

Does this mean I can stop studying?

Not at all!  Your Level 3 studies are fundamental for preparing you to study at the University of South Wales. Most Level 3 courses will promote independent study, research and evaluation that are all skills you’ll need to succeed at university and beyond. Take this opportunity to ensure that you are learning these skills through your current course.

As well as preparing you for university, your Level 3 grades will remain with you for the rest of your career and are often taken into account when applying for jobs and graduate entry schemes across the UK. Your Level 3 qualifications will also be taken into account if you change your mind about the course you wish to study at a later date. By ensuring you continue to study and excel you are therefore protecting and enhancing your academic profile which gives you even more options for your future.

What if I don’t meet my predicted grades?

If this does happen, please don’t worry as your offer of a place will be unaffected. If you accept the University of South Wales as your first choice, we will send you enrolment and induction information in the summer.

EU applicants

EU applicants will be considered on an individual basis if they have predicted grades in line with the equivalent UK qualifications. For further information, please contact: international.admissions@southwales.ac.uk

International applicants

The Unconditional Offer Scheme is not available for international applicants.


All applicants are treated equally in applications for University Halls of Residence. There is no priority application process for unconditional offer holders.

Teacher or adviser?

Are you a teacher or adviser and have further questions about our Unconditional Offer Scheme? If so, contact our Schools and Colleges Liaison Team.