About This Course
Bangor university is delivering the C21 north Wales Graduate entry to medicine 4 year programme (MBBCh) in collaboration with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. The programme is entirely based in north Wales with placements across the region and 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.
What is C21 north Wales / gogledd Cymru?
The C21 north Wales/ gogledd Cymru course is delivered in partnership between the School of Medical Sciences at Bangor University and Cardiff University School of Medicine. It provides graduate entry students with the opportunity to undertake all their medical degree in north Wales.
Students on this Medicine programme will broadly follow the same curriculum as those based in Cardiff but with a greater focus on community medicine through a range of clinical placements in varied environments including a full year at a GP Surgery, time in large teaching hospitals, mountain medicine and rural environments. At Bangor University, students will also experience small group teaching and award-winning clinical teaching at the University Health Board.
The C21 north Wales/ gogledd Cymru course accepts high performing students from recognised feeder stream courses linked to the School of Medicine’s 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 the career beyond. The course is structured to allow students to acquire the necessary knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes required by the General Medical Council within an integrated spiral curriculum. The course is designed to produce great clinicians who understand people and the environment in which we live.
Please also see this page on the Cardiff University website.
*This is a graduate entry course
Student Profile: Gwenllian Roberts
Please see this page on the Cardiff University website.
- We have a suite of recently refurbished laboratories in the Brambell Building. Most of our lab work takes place in labs A1, B1 and C4, which have state-of-the-art audio-visual systems so you can follow in detail what is being demonstrated. We also have a Cat 2 specialist laboratory, used for work with medium-risk biological agents and hazards, and genetically modified organisms.
- You’ll use a range of equipment while working in these labs, including: scales, centrifuges, spectrometers and specialist equipment.
- Final year research project students may have access to expertise and facilities in the well-equipped North West Cancer Research Institute. Apart from essential laboratory equipment (centrifuges, incubators, etc.), state-of-the-art equipment includes confocal microscopes, a flow cytometer, a high-throughput screening robot, access to mass spectrometry and high throughput DNA sequencing facilities etc.
- Our new human anatomy suite will be completed by 2022, and will incorporate cutting-edge technology such as an Anatomage table, the world’s first virtual dissection table. We anticipate it will be used by BMedSci Medical Sciences undergraduates as well as students on our Physician Associate MA and the C21 North Graduate Entry to Medicine degree that's delivered entirely in north Wales by Bangor University in partnership with Cardiff’s Medical School.
General University Facilities
Library and Archive Services
Our four libraries provide a range of attractive study environments including collaborative work areas, meeting rooms and silent study spaces.
We have an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.
We house one of the largest university-based archives not only in Wales, but also the UK. Allied to the Archives is the Special Collections of rare printed books.
There is a range of learning resources available, supported by experienced staff, to help you in your studies.
The University’s IT Services provides computing, media and reprographics facilities and services including:
- Over 1,150 computers for students, with some PC rooms open 24 hours a day
- Blackboard, a commercial Virtual Learning Environment, that makes learning materials available on-line.
Please also see this page.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry and 2022/23 entry).
- The fee for all placement, international and sandwich years is £1,350 (2021/22 and 2022/23).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
A102 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 A100 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. Expressions of interest from Year 1 students will be accepted from the start of the course.
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 School of Medical Sciences, Bangor University (B100)
- BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree from the University of South Wales (B901)
If you are considering this route please note that there are A level, GCSE & GAMSAT requirements for applicants which are detailed in the course information page on Cardiff University's website.
Please see this page on the Cardiff University website.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
The BEA is a comprehensive online course that you can work through at your own pace, taking you through all the steps you need to take to explore, prepare and apply for your dream career.
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.