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

Watch live or recorded webinars

Live chat drop-in sessions on 24 October; 13:00-16:00 BST

Before taking part in our chat sessions, it might be useful to join us for our live webinars and watch our admissions and selection process video. You should also read the curriculum and course content.


Welcome to our virtual open day

Let our head of school, Professor Steve Riley, welcome you to our virtual open day.

Why study with us


Early patient contact

You will deal with real patients from as early as year one of our Medicine course


Excellent career prospects

100% of our medical students are in employment and/or further study six months after graduating


Admiral Business of the Year Award

We won this award in 2018 for our communications skills teaching

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 Medicine with us

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, Dean of Medical Education

Welcome to Cardiff University School of Medicine

Discover what it is like to study with us from Dr Sarju Patel.

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.

Admissions and selection process

Find out more about how the admissions and selection process works at the School of Medicine, including the grades and subjects you will need to achieve to become a doctor.

Applying to medical school

Our recruitment manager shares some useful tips and guidance on how to apply to medical school.

Take a virtual tour of the School of Medicine

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

Being a medical student

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

Introduction to Case Based Learning (CBL)

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.

Case Based Learning (CBL) in our medical school

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

An introduction to the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centres

Full of modern, specialist equipment, our Clinical Skills and Simulation centres provide safe facilities for you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience. We want you understand how to safely and calmly handle situations that arise, so that you are ready for your first day as a junior doctor.

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.

Medicine: north Wales (MBBCh)

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.

Medic Tips

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

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.

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.

Volunteering on the frontline

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

The Student Room - A100 (2021 entry)

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

The Student Room - A101 (2021 entry)

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

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

Explore Cardiff University

A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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.

Next steps


View all School of Medicine courses

Explore our undergraduate courses.


How to apply

Interested in studying with us? Learn more about our application process.


Admissions policies

Everything you need to know about our application process.


Contact us

If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Cardiff University, please contact us.

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