University of Wales College of Medicine

The university was established in 1893 as a part of the University College of South Wales and Monmouth shire. The opening ceremony of the school took place at the College buildings on Dumfries Place in 1894. Alfred W Hughes of Corris was the first dean of the school. It is the older of two other medical schools in Wales.

It became a clinical and preclinical medical school in 1921, and was renamed to Welsh National School of Medicine. It was renamed again in 1931 when it became University of Wales, an independent institution. Currently it is known as the Cardiff University School of Medicine. It offers training in dentistry, medicine, nursing and other related disciplines. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1893

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: Less than 30,180

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Humid summers and cool winters

Yearly Tuition Fee:  GBP 13750

Eligibility: 85% in PCB

ECFMG Approval: Approved

Last Date to Apply: 15th October, 2020

University Introduction:

The school has more than 2000 students. It shares a 53acre site with the Dental Hospital at Heath Park and the University Hospital of Wales. The school is located in Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom. The Cardiff University School of Medicine opened the Cochrane building in 2011. It is a health education center that offers students the latest library, teaching and simulation facilities. It was named after Archie Cochrane who was the university’s medical pioneer. The building consists of clinical skills center, a new library and a high technology medical simulation center. 


The various institutes in the university include Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Institute of Cancer and Genetics and Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine. 

Campus Life:

The university students have the opportunity to join Cardiff University club and societies. This includes clubs and societies that are run specifically for students studying medicine.


The university provides accommodation facilities to the students. The facilities are designed to be affordable to students. There is a different type of accommodation facilities to suit the different needs of students. 

Why Should I Study at University of Wales College of Medicine?

  • To a achieve a positive student experience the school relies on a successful partnership between itself the student union and students.
  • The school has 2 Nobel Laureates in its staff.
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