About the School of Medicine
The School pursues the highest standards of research, education and training, in medicine and related subjects. Our aim is to enhance the health of the people of Wales and the wider world.
The School of Medicine at Cardiff is one of the largest in the UK, employing nearly 500 academic and 300 support staff.
Over 1000 undergraduate and 1100 postgraduate students are currently enrolled on medical and science courses.
The School has an annual financial turnover of over £50 million, of which nearly half comes from competitive external research funding.
The School’s major Undergraduate Programme is the MBBCh in Medicine.
This is a modern integrated five-year curriculum, delivered in partnership with the School of Biosciences with additional contributions from Psychology and Social Science.
Clinical placement teaching occurs in partnership with over a dozen NHS Trusts and over 150 General Practices, covering the whole of Wales. We provide a unique diversity of clinical learning experience in both hospital and community settings.
Other Undergraduate contributions are to the Honours BSc Programme in Pharmacology and to the BDS Degree in Dentistry.
A wide range of Post-Graduate Taught (PGT) Schemes is also offered. The School is the largest provider of medically-related PGT courses in the UK.
These include both conventional and distance learning courses.
Many courses are aimed specifically at qualified doctors and health care professionals, such as the Diploma in Practical Dermatology and the MSc in Psychiatry.
Research in the School is focused on interdisciplinary themes, each of which spans the spectrum from basic science to clinical practice in either hospital or community settings. The underlying aim is to ensure the optimum translation of fundamental knowledge to patient benefit.
The School offers degrees by research across the spectrum of disciplines.
Innovation & Engagement
Innovation & Engagement is a rapidly growing part of the School’s activities and covers a wide range of areas from contract research with pharmaceutical companies through provision of policy advice to local and UK Government on health-related issues, to initiatives in public understanding of science.