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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 RileyHead of School of Medicine, Dean of Medical Education
  • 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

Find out more about studying with us

Welcome to Cardiff University School of Medicine

Find out about studying with us from Dr Sarju Patel.

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.

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.

Case Based Learning (CBL)

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

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...

No regrets!

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

Meet our students

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 the sorts of things they do and the development opportunities available to them.

Dinorwig emergency simulation SSC

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

The Student Room - A100

A thread specific to our MBBCh Medicine course.

The Student Room - A101

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

Our degree programme and routes into Medicine

School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2020 entry

School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2020 entry

18 October 2018

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


School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2021 entry

School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2021 entry

5 March 2020

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


Routes into Medicine

Routes into Medicine

9 January 2020

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


Opportunities within Wales

Community and Rural Education Route (CARER)

This is a recenty launched option for existing year 3 students and sees our students embark on a 'year long'' placement in a rural/community environment.

Students are located in the University towns of Bangor and Aberystwyth where they are immersed in the clinical environment working closely with experienced primary and secondary care provideers to achieve the same School of Medicine outcomes as colleagues across their year group.

Life as a med student in north Wales (CARER) - a typical week

One of our students who spent a year studying in north Wales created a video showing what a typical week is like.

C21 north Wales

We also offer a chance to undertake your medical degree in north Wales. The C21 north Wales/gogledd Cymru course has been developed as part of Cardiff University's commitment to widen access to Medicine in collaboration with Bangor University and Welsh Government. It provides students with opportunity to undertake their medical degree in north Wales.

Living here

Search our accommodation

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

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.

Living costs

Cardiff came first in the 2019 Natwest Student Living Index as the most cost-effective university city in the UK.

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School of Medicine undergraduate admissions