University of Cardiff (GEM)


Cardiff University School of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the UK, where you will benefit from internationally-renowned researchers. Cardiff University has also made up to 73% of the course available to be taught through the medium of Welsh. Furthermore, you will benefit from being at one of the largest medical schools in the UK, with a range of placement options from cities to rural areas. 

Cardiff only accepts graduates from one of four recognised feeder streams offered at Cardiff University, the University of Bangor, or the University of South Wales, please check entry requirements for more details on these courses. Applicants will also be required to sit the GAMSAT examination, and will need to perform well in order to secure themselves an interview

Key Points

  • Foundation year entry
  • High A-levels
  • Above average UCAT

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number+44 (0)29 2068 8113
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The integrated course is split into three distinct phases with phase one consolidating your core science knowledge through a spiral curriculum and introducing clinical practice. Phase two (years 2 and 3) will integrate contemporary clinical experience as you learn about care, and finally phase three will have you in full time placement where you are preparing for practice.
Course length4 years
A102 Graduate entry - 4 years
Courses offeredN/A
Graduate entryYes Graduate entry medicine - 4 years
Foundation or accessN/A
University Life
Local areaWales
Cardiff, or available in North Wales through Bangor University and the University of South Wales.
Social life
Interview styleMMI
9 stations, each lasting 9 minutes with a short break between each station.
Interview datesDecember and January
Interviews will take place over the months of December and January, with a short break over the festive period. Invites to interview usually begin to be sent out in November.
Interview topicsFocus on exploring a candidate's personal qualities and attributes that are important in developing good doctors of the future:
  • Motivation and realistic view of a career in medicine
  • Social awareness and empathy
  • Balancing an argument
  • Self-directed learning and Extra-curricular activities (your ability to contribute to the student community)
Admissions Tests
GAMSATGraduate applicants (apart from those applying to A104) are required to sit the GASMAT.
There is no minimum threshold score for the GAMSAT, however candidate’s achieved scores are used as part of the assessment procedure.
Academic Requirements
A-levelBBB is expected
Grades required: BBB/ABC is required at A-level. Including a pass in all science practicals.
Retake policyN/A
Scottish highersN/A
Scottish advancedN/A
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)
Applications in 19/20N/A
Interviews in 19/20N/A
Offers in 19/20N/A
Success rate in 19/20N/A


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