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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

We won this award in 2018 for our communications skills teaching


Entry year

Medicine (MBBCh)

Full time, 5 years

Cardiff School of Medicine delivers an exciting curriculum with early clinical contact to enable you to become the very best doctor you can be.

Medicine: Graduate Entry (MBBCh)

Full time, 4 years

A limited number of places are available on this programme to students who have successfully completed one of the recognised 3 year feeder courses

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

Welcome to Cardiff University School of Medicine

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

Applying to medical school

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

Life as a Junior Doctor

Listen to a presentation from a former MBBCh graduate from Cardiff University, outlining what it is like to work as a junior doctor.

How will I learn?

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.

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.

Student Clinical Skills Testimonials

Find out from some of our current students how being able to practise has improved their confidence in developing their clinical skills.

Clinical Skills Centre Tour

Take a virtual tour of our Clinical Skills Centre.

Virtual Tour

Let one of our current students take you on a virtual tour of the fantastic facilities on the Heath Park Campus.

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 Wales.

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.

Life as a Cardiff Medical Student

Find out from some of our students what it is like to study medicine at Cardiff University.

No regrets!

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

Introducing new blog series: My Journey Into Medicine

Medicine Student Tips

Ellen, a Medicine graduate, 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.



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

Sophie Simmonds

Volunteering on the frontline

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

Cardiff Healthcare International PerspectiveS (CHIPS)

International student?

Cardiff Healthcare International Perspectives Society (CHIPS) is here to help, with students happy to share their experiences and to signpost you towards useful resources.

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

Student getting advice

Student support

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

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Guaranteed accommodation

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

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Student life

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

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Living costs

See how far your money goes by using our living costs calculator.

Our degree programme and other useful resources

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

University Clinical Aptitude Test for Medicine and Dentistry (UCAT) 2023 – the UCAT is an admissions test used by a consortium of UK universities for entry to their medical and dental degree programmes.

School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2024 entry

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

School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2025 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?

Passport to Medicine

What must I do to become a medical student?

Thinking about applying to Medicine?

Resources for prospective students.

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

A modern facility where students can develop practical skills and gain valuable experience.


What is it? and why should I do it?

Why Study in Wales

Information on why studying with us is right for you.

CARER - Community and Rural Education Route

You have the chance to be part of the CARER programme.

Application, Admissions and Scoring Process

Full details of our application, admissions and scoring process.

Medical Pharmacology

Medical Pharmacology is the study of how drugs and medicines work.

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.

Other subjects or courses you might be interested in

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Medical pharmacology

Get an in-depth and varied pharmacological education encompassing both basic science principles and clinically relevant applications of knowledge.

Pharmacy students

Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Our teaching is informed and supported by our internationally recognised research and allow students to explore different aspects of modern pharmacy.