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Cardiff University

Cardiff , Wales ,United Kingdom

Medicine: North Wales (MBBCh)

We aim to train the very best doctors for Wales and more widely in the UK by providing high quality teaching, and an inspiring learning experience based around increased clinical contact. We are excited to mirror the well-established C21 MBBCh course delivered by the School of Medicine at Cardiff University with our colleagues at the School of Medical Sciences, Bangor University.

What is C21 North Wales / Gogledd Cymru?

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 the opportunity to undertake their medical degree in North Wales.

The C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru course accepts high performing students from recognised feeder stream courses linked to the School of Medicines Graduate Entry Programme and also students already accepted onto A100 programme who wish to transfer after successful completion of their first year. It aims to offer comprehensive preparation for a rewarding working life as a Foundation Doctor in the NHS and your career beyond. Our course is structured to allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes required by the General Medical Council within an integrated spiral curriculum. Our goal is to produce great clinicians who understand people and the environment in which we live.

Am I eligible?

A100 students wishing to undertake the C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru programme will be required to meet the same entry criteria as other students on the standard C21 course and will commit to undertaking year 2 of the course onwards in North Wales following successful progression from year 1 of the course. Specific support for students who choose to undertake this option will be provided to ensure adequate preparation for the move.

There is an A102 (Graduate Entry Medicine GEM) route of admission also available via the course feeder streams. Our recognised feeder streams for the A102 GEM entry are for students graduating with one of the following degrees:

BSc (Hons) Medical Pharmacology Degree School of Medicine Cardiff University (B210)
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Degree School of Biosciences Cardiff University (BC97)
BMedSci Degree from the University of Bangor (B100)
BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree from the University of South Wales (B901)
Small numbers of selected students from the feeder streams take additional modules during their first degree which make them eligible to apply to be accepted onto the 4-year course. You must graduate with a first or upper second-class degree. All applicants to the A102 course need to sit the GAMSAT admissions exam prior to applying via UCAS. The results form part of the application assessment.

Having demonstrated appropriate knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare profession, you will pursue the C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru course which is equivalent to Years 2 to 5 of the five year MBBCh course.

Campus Information

Cathays Park

The Cathays Park campus is where most of our Academic Schools are based. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings, it's an inspiring place to study. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings, it's an inspiring place to study.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our courses prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of industries, business and the financial sector, or further study.

Engineers are in high demand, and thanks to our wide range of degree programmes, our graduates’ prospects are among the best in the UK.

On average,
over 95%
of our graduates are
in employment or further study
six months after graduating.
Our graduates go on to work in a range of areas, including industry, the public sector, the financial sector or academia. Some graduate destinations include:

Supplementing your studies
We offer students the option of taking a Year in Industry after their second year of study, which is spent in a professional workplace gaining hands-on experience. This experience can simultaneously improve students’ confidence and employment prospects.

Our MEng (Hons) programmes also have the option of a Year in Europe, which is a year spent at an institution in France, Germany or Spain, after the third year of study. This is a chance not only for students to broaden their personal horizons, but also to develop further academic skills.

Links with industry
Students who are not on the Year in Industry scheme still benefit from industrial input in modules across all engineering disciplines. School-wide project modules are supported by industrial collaboration with a number of companies, including Flintec, Ove Arup and Partners International, Atkins, GL Garrard Hassan, BAE Systems, EADS, and Babcock Marine.

In the waste management, recycling, and energy fields there is significant input from research contracts with companies such as Rolls Royce, EoN, Tata Steel, and Stork Technical Services. Inputs are also received from companies such as Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL), Marine Current Turbines (part of Siemens), Bosch, ANSYS and Mabey Bridge.

In environmental and water engineering, presentations are given by industrially sponsored lecturers from CH2MHILL and Lusas. Direct industrial input also comes from companies including Newport Galvanisers (a subsidiary of Wedge Galvanisers), GBCard and Partners, Jacobs Engineering, Capita Symonds, and Mott-MacDonald.

Extra-curricular opportunities
In today's competitive graduate job market, we recognise that students are always looking for ways to make them stand out to prospective employers. Each year, our students have the opportunity to get involved with some really exciting projects.

Aside from this, there are many extra-curricular opportunities, both social and serious, organised through the School, the University or the Students’ Union.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

IELTS (academic)
At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

PTE Academic
At least 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills.

Trinity ISE II/III
II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits.
III: at least a Pass in all components.

Indian Standard XII Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education Core English

140 out of 200

140 out of 200

Not accepted

Indian Standard XII Core English


  • Course Code: A102
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 137800 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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