About This Course
In September 2024 Bangor University will be launching its first medicine programme where students will be able to complete their full medical degree programme in North Wales.
Working in close collaboration with Cardiff University, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, General Practitioners and Primary Care providers across North Wales this new programme will deliver Cardiff University’s C21 programme, adapted to meet the needs of the mixed rural and urban settings across the region whilst also embracing both the Welsh language and cultural context of North Wales Communities.
Register Your Interest
If you are interested in studying medicine at the North Wales Medical School for 2024 entry and beyond, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the form below, and we shall send you further information as soon as it becomes available.
Bangor University has been delivering the established Cardiff University C21 North Wales Medicine programme since 2019 on behalf of Cardiff but has now started the process of establishing its own independent programme with the support of the Welsh Government. Whilst the new Bangor programme remains subject to GMC approval, the strong partnerships across the region and with Cardiff University have enabled us to set a date for the first students to join the programme.
Bangor University will offer both 5-year and 4-year (Graduate Entry) degrees in Medicine. The new programmes build on the renowned Cardiff University C21 Medicine programme, supplemented with specialist exposure to community, rural and mountain medicine across the beautiful setting of the North Wales region. Cardiff University is acting as the contingency guarantor required by the GMC during its approval process.
Students will study biomedical sciences through case-based learning in small groups at our main campus, supported by state-of-the-art anatomy, simulation and clinical skills facilities and early contact with patients. Early clinical experience commences with ‘grass-roots’ learning in primary and community care settings, where 90% of healthcare is delivered. In Year 3, students are embedded within communities, supervised individually by a senior general practitioner within a multi-professional team. The final two years of the programme are spent mainly in hospital specialty rotations, culminating with focused preparation for entry into the UK Foundation programme. The programme places particular emphasis on students taking charge of their own learning, teamworking, interprofessional education, and professionalism.
Throughout the programme, a large range of student selected choices are available; the programme is bilingual with most components being able to be studied in Welsh as well as in English. North Wales has three large acute general hospitals, 17 community hospitals and more than 100 general practices; each part of the region has its own distinct geography and culture, and a rich sense of community and cohesion.
Please note we are not accepting applications from international students.