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Your virtual visit to the School of Medicine

Interested in becoming a doctor? We have lots of useful information about studying Medicine at Cardiff University to get you started.

“Medicine is an incredible career. Challenging, exciting and rewarding are just some of the words I would use to describe it. You will have words of your own, I am sure and the current situation reinforces the value of a well-trained healthcare workforce. Along with videos and talks from our academic staff, our online tour allows you to speak to current students from the School of Medicine, to find out exactly why they recommend starting your career as a doctor with Cardiff University School of Medicine.”
Professor Steve Riley Head of School of Medicine

  • Patient contact from as early as year one of our Medicine degree.
  • 100% of our Medicine and 95% of our Medical Pharmacology students are in employment and/or further study six months after graduating
  • Admiral Business of the Year Award 2018 Communications Skills Teaching
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How we are adapting to COVID-19

The pandemic requires curriculum change for all medical schools but we are skilled at that: as an innovative Medicine programme we have always risen to a challenge and are doing so now.

We are optimistic but practical, so are planning for multiple scenarios. We can promise you that you will meet your learning outcomes across the length of your course. In Years 1-2, we expect you to be learning in Cardiff or on placement, with a blend of learning opportunities such as face-to-face and e-Learning. Students will be considered as key workers and Year 3-5 students will continue to be on placement across Wales.

Your safety is paramount and we work closely with Welsh government and the NHS to ensure this. Where risk is unacceptable, we will discuss interruption of studies (a learning break) with you. We also know this situation will change over time, so we're prepared for our plans to change too.

Find out more about studying with us

Welcome to Cardiff University School of Medicine

Find out about studying with us from Dr Sarju Patel.

Applying to our Medical school

Our recruitment manager shares some useful tips and guidance of how to apply to Medical school.

Case Based Learning (CBL) in our Medical school

Our CBL approach keeps patients right at the centre of your studies. Studying Medicine with us prepares you to work, and think, like a practising clinician from Year 1 of your degree.

Life as a Cardiff medical student

What is studying Medicine at Cardiff really like? Find out what med student Dion-Emily Manning has to say.

How will I learn?

Get a flavour of life as a School of Medicine student.

Simulation Centre

Take a virtual tour of the School of Medicine

Discover the outstanding facilities at Heath Park Campus, located at the University Hospital of Wales.

Medical students in training

Being a medical student

Find out what makes the School of Medicine a great place to study.

Case Based Learning (CBL)

Discover CBL's benefits and develop your understanding of what studying medicine at Cardiff University is really like.

A flexible course

Our MBBCh Medicine programme, known as C21, offers you flexibility and choice, not just in how you apply but in where you plan to study.

Our Community and Rural Education Route (CARER) programme

One of your options while you study with us is our CARER programme, spending year three as part of a General Practice in West or north Wales.

Let one of our current CARER students tell you more.

Medicine: north Wales (MBBCh)

Depending on which route you choose when applying, C21 allows you the option of being based in north Wales for all or part of your programme, while still graduating with our prestigious Cardiff University MBBCh degree.

See how Bangor University are delivering the C21 north Wales Graduate entry to medicine four year programme (MBBCh) in collaboration with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

Life as a Cardiff University medical student

We are proud of our medical students and genuinely believe we offer them the best experience possible. But don't take our word for it, let some of our students tell you more...

Studying at Cardiff University School of Medicine

What is it really like studying Medicine at Cardiff University? Let some of our current students tell you...

Why medicine as a career?

Considering medicine as a future career? Welsh Cardiff University medical students, graduates and doctors share their advice and experiences.

No regrets!

Our graduates share their experiences of the time they spent at the University.

Introducing new blog series: My Journey Into Medicine

Medic Tips

Ellen, a second-year Medicine student here, offers guidance on applying.

The secret life of a med student

The secret life of a med student

One of our students has launched a channel giving tips and advice on life as a med student.

Medic students clinical skills training

Join us on Facebook

We have a dedicated page for our medical students where they share their activities and the development opportunities available to them.



The final year elective is often the highlight of a medical student’s time at university.

Sophie Simmonds

Volunteering on the frontline

A year 3 student shares her experience of training NHS staff in PPE.

Open Day campus tour

The Student Room - A100 (2021 entry)

A thread specific to our MBBCh Medicine course, 2021 entry.

Postgraduate social sciences students

The Student Room - A101 (2021 entry)

A thread specific to our MBBCh (graduate entry) course, 2021 entry.

Dinorwig emergency simulation SSC

Dinorwig emergency simulation SSC

A student-designed and run simulation was based on a fire / explosion in the power station.

"Having volunteered to do my SSA block in my final year, it was a tad overwhelming starting on the COVID wards here in Glan Clwyd hospital! I have to say though, the staff here have been so welcoming and I feel settled here already despite only being here for less than a week! So I have gone from feeling like I was learning to swim in deep water, to feeling part of a team of strong COVID fighters. I remind myself that whatever anxiety I may be feeling, it is nothing on the anxiety our patients feel battling this disease and in turn reminds me why I have chosen this incredible career. I am so proud to be entering the NHS at this unprecedented time and I am eternally grateful to Cardiff University for getting me here."
Eli Wyatt, final year medical student

Our degree programme and other useful resources

Find out how the British Medical Association can help you become a doctor.

School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2021 entry

Our undergraduate programme gives full details on what we have on offer.

Routes into Medicine

Which route into medicine is right for you and how long will it take?

Thinking about applying to Medicine?

Resources for prospective students.

UCAT 2020 - Important Information

This leaflet gives a summary of the key information that applicants to Medicine and Dentistry need to know about sitting the UCAT this year for entry in 2021.

Living here

Study bedrooms

Search our accommodation

We have a range of accommodation to suit individual preferences and budgets.

Student support

Student life

Make the most of the exciting opportunities and experiences that are open to you both on campus and in the vibrant capital of Wales.

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Living costs

Cardiff came second in the Natwest Student Living Index 2023 as the most cost-effective university city in the UK.

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School of Medicine undergraduate admissions