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Medical Pharmacology

Admissions Criteria

This information will assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which Cardiff School of Medicine has identified as being important if students are to succeed on its undergraduate programmes of study. It also summarises the process which the School uses for selecting students and making offers, so that applicants understand how the School considers their applications.

Scope of the Criteria

The undergraduate BSc Medical Pharmacology degree programme. The aims of the policy are:

  • To provide a set of selection protocols/criteria for the recruitment of undergraduate students of the highest quality in accordance with the School of Medicine admissions policy.
  • To select students who are suited to benefit from the educational provision of the course and who can fulfill the objectives of the programme;
  • To act as a guideline for the Admissions Tutor to ensure that the recruitment process is fair, open, transparent and adheres strictly to the University’s equal opportunities policy;
  • To minimise inappropriate applications;
  • To facilitate feedback (especially to unsuccessful applicants)

Profile of Applications

In excess of 170 applications for 24 places (2012 figures).

Opportunities to learn more about the School and its programme of study

Several university Open Days are held each year and provide the opportunity to visit all academic schools in addition to the residences, the Students’ Union and sports facilities. Please see our Open Day webpage for further details.

All applicants to the School will be invited to a UCAS Visit Day to discuss their application with staff and to see the School and its facilities.

Feedback, Complaints and Appeals

The University has agreed procedures for dealing with requests for feedback which is outlined in the Admissions Framework:

School Contact Details

Cardiff School of Medicine

Phone: +44 (0)29 207 42058
Extension: 42058
Fax: +44 (0)29 207 48316
Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology
Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine, Heath Park
CF14 4XN


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