Cardiff University (Graduate Entry)
Cardiff Medical School is one of the largest the UK with over 1000 undergraduate students. Cardiff is the only medical school in Wales available for school-leaver applicants (with the only other Welsh school, Swansea, being exclusively for graduate applicants). You’ll experience and benefit a wide range of placement locations, from cities to rural areas of Welsh countryside. A case-based approach to learning in the initial years buts all of the theory of medical sciences into a clinical context, easing the transition between pre-clinical and clinical years of study.
Cardiff only accepts graduates from one of four recognised feeder streams of specific degree courses offered at Cardiff University, the University of Bangor, or the University of South Wales.
- Entry from Feeder Degrees
- Identical to Y2-5 of Cardiff Standard Course
- Case Base Learning
About the university Compare
|Phone number||029 2068 8113|
Cardiff utilises a Case-Based Learning approach. This puts all of the basic medical sciences into a clinical context during your initial pre-clinical years. Clinical placements begin in Year 3 and cover a diverse range of areas from rural cottage hospitals to large teaching hospitals in Cardiff city.
The graduate course is identical to Y2-5 of the standard-entry Cardiff course.
|Course length||4 years|
Intercalation is optional between Year 2 and 3 at BSc level.
|Courses offered||4 courses offered:|
A100 Standard Entry Medicine - 5 years
A104 Medicine with a Preliminary Year - 6 years
A101 Graduate Entry Medicine- 4 years
A102 Medicine (North Wales) - 4 years
|Foundation or access||Yes|
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, known for being quieter and friendlier than its English counterpart. The city itself is vibrant with all the benefits of a big city, with plenty of sports, museums, restaurants and coffee shops. Cardiff is also a great city if you love nature with beautiful natural landscapes a short trip outside of the city. The university is located in the heart of the city so you're never far from the action!
|Social life||Cardiff is an amazing place to be a student! The city is home to multiple universities and this has shaped the city with plenty of student events always going on. Cardiff is known for its nightlife but there is also plenty to do if partying isn't your thing. The university has a huge selection of societies and the MedSoc is known for organising plenty of year-round events.|
9 stations, each lasting 9 minutes
No minimum threshold as other aspects of the application are also used for candidate shortlisting
|GSCE||GCSEs scored for interview shortlisting|
Minimum requirements: 8 GCSEs including grade B/6 in GCSE Maths, Biology, Chemistry and English or Welsh Language Scoring system: 9 subjects are scored which must include Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Maths. 3 points are awarded for grade 9/8/A*, 2 points for grade 7/A and 1 point for grade 6/B
|A-level||Scored for interview shortlisting|
Minimum requirement: BBB/ABC
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Scoring system: 3 points are awarded for A* grade and 2 points are awarded for A grade
|Retake policy||Students who have failed to achieve AAA at A-level at first attempt are not usually considered|
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||2:1 Honours degree |
must be from recognised feeder stream (see below)
|Applications in 19/20||60|
|Interviews in 19/20||18|
|Offers in 19/20||15|
|Success rate in 19/20||1 in 4|