Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Cardiff Medical School

Overview of Cardiff Medical School


Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation. Cardiff University is the only university in Wales to offer a Medicine course. Cardiff have 31,935 students enrolled, representing over 100 countries. - 23,480 undergraduates - 8,455 postgraduates - 9,195 international students (non-UK EU included) - 83% overall satisfaction in National Student Survey 2018 - 1,000 students volunteer in the local community each year.


Course Structure for Cardiff University Medicine

Your course is divided into three distinct phases. - During Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2) you will learn the core science and clinical practice. - Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4) you learn to care by integrated contemporary clinical experience - Phase 3 you will be learning from and at work, consolidating your preparation for practice. By Year 5 you will be ready to take a more active role within clinical teams. The emphasis is on consolidating knowledge and skills to prepare you for work as a doctor in the NHS, ensuring your smooth transition from student to Foundation Doctor

Cardiff Medicine Entry Requirements


Cardiff medical school GCSE cut off: 

9 GCSE's including GCSE Maths and English Language grade 6 (B), 66 (BB) in Double Science, or 66 (BB) in Biology and Chemistry.

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology


36 points excluding Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced



Cardiff Medical School Admission Tests



How Does Cardiff Medical School Look At The UCAT?

There is no Cardiff UCAT cut off score. 

High consideration placed on the UCAT.

The average score of a successful applicant in 2020 was 2589. The average score of interviewed applicants was 2620.




Yes for graduate entry


Course Information

Graduate Entry

Cardiff Medical School Requirements for graduates:

All graduates would need to take the GAMSAT and the UCAT before applying.



Cardiff Medicine University offers a number of intercalated degree opportunities in health related disciplines. This intercalated degree provides students with interest in a research or academic career the chance to pursue an area of medicine in depth and further develop their research skills.


Work Experience for Cardiff Medicine

Successful year 12 applicants have the opportunity to participate in laboratory-based work experience and will be given an extended taste of the research environment within the School of Medicine.


Personal Statement for Cardiff University Medicine

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



Gateway to Medicine

Cardiff offers Medicine with a preliminary year (MBBCh). This course is appropriate for students who have been unable to meet the requirements for entry into the five year course, for example if you have demonstrated high academic potential, but have taken non-science subjects or no more than one of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.



Cardiff Uni Medicine Interview


- Length of each station: 8 minutes


For Medicine, Cardiff sends invites to applicants in November and holds its interview in December and January.


The interviews focus on exploring the personal qualities and attributes important in developing good doctors in the future. 

Cardiff Medicine Interview questions vary yearly however mainly focus on medical knowledge, work experience and ethical issue


Contact Details

Medical School Office
Cardiff University
Heath Park Campus
CF14 4XN

Tel:  029 2074 3949


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