Health, Medical and Life Sciences (Undergrad)


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Annual tuition fees

$21,198 $24,362
  • International Foundation Year: 2 terms from £2,000 to £2,500
  • Accelerated International Foundation Year: 22 weeks from £1,500 to £2,000
  • International Year One: 2 terms from £1,000 to £3,000
  • Pre-Master: from 2, 2.5, or 3 terms from £1,500 to £3,000


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Degree type

Foundation year

List of Programs

Progression programs:

  1. Biochemistry BSc (Hons)
  2. Biochemistry MBioChem
  3. Biochemistry with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons)
  4. Biochemistry with Professional Training Year MBioChem
  5. Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc (Hons)
  6. Biological Sciences (Zoology) with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons)
  7. Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)
  8. Biological Sciences MBiol
  9. Biological Sciences with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons)
  10. Biological Sciences with Professional Training Year MBiol
  11. Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)
  12. Biomedical Sciences MBiomed
  13. Biomedical Sciences with Professional Training Year BioMed
  14. Biomedical Sciences with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons)
  15. Chemistry BSc (Hons) BSc
  16. Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
  17. Chemistry with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) Dental Surgery BDS
  18. Medical Pharmacology BSc (Hons)
  19. Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)
  20. Medicine MBBCh
  21. Neuroscience BSc (Hons)
  22. Neuroscience MNeuro
  23. Neuroscience with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons)
  24. Neuroscience with Professional Training Year MNeuro
  25. Optometry BSc (Hons)
  26. Optometry MOptom
  27. Pharmacy MPharm
  28. Psychology BSc (Hons)
  29. Psychology with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)


Academic Requirements

  • Thanaweya Amma certificate : 70%

English Tests Requirements



4.5 overall (4.5 in writing, minimum 4.0 in all other skills)

About Faculty

Start your studies and work towards a career in health sciences by selecting one of four routes leading to a range of progression degrees. The routes are: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacological and Life Sciences, or Psychology.

Top Reasons to Study in Cardiff University

Well-rounded university
experience Cardiff offers a wealth of support and opportunities to its students, both in and out of the classroom. Leading academics incorporate their research into lectures and seminars, allowing students to share in their discoveries. Students can choose from hundreds of unique clubs and societies to explore new interests and make friends for life.

Life-changing research
Courses are constantly evolving based on active research by faculty who are pioneers in their field. This means you will have access to the latest developments in your subject area. Studying in a research-led university also means you will enjoy great teaching facilities funded by research grants and contracts.

Inclusive atmosphere
Cardiff University is a ‘university for all’. Its inclusive, community-focused ethos offers a supportive environment for international
students. Everyone is welcome at this multicultural, friendly university.

Ranking & Accreditation of Cardiff University

  • 154thin the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • 34thin the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • 95.7% of graduates find work or further study shortly after graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2016/17)
  • 87% of research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • 2nd in the UK for research impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Student Accommodation at Cardiff University

International Foundation Year students can apply to live in Cardiff University accommodation. Most options are a short walk from the University and the city center. There is a range of shared flats in different areas of the city. 70% of bedrooms have their own en-suite facilities.

Pre-Master’s students are welcome to apply for accommodation, but due to the start dates of the programme, it will be subject to availability at that time.


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