International Foundation Year – Health, Medical and Life Sciences

Course Overview

  • Intakes January, September
  • Course Duration 8 months

Course Description

The direct pathway to Cardiff University

Secondary School => Foundation Program => 1st Year of Bachelor Degree 

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
  • Psychology

Course modules will vary between routes but include Core Biology, Pure Mathematics, Core Chemistry and Introduction to Psychology.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements 

  • Good high school graduation grades, or equivalent.
  • For Medicine and Dental Surgery, students must have Chemistry and two other Sciences (Maths is one science)

English Language Requirement

  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing)
  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (6.0 in writing with no skill lower than 5.5) for Medicine, Dental Surgery, Medical Pharmacology, Optometry and Pharmacy

Campus Location

Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom

Documents Required for Application

  1. Copies of the passport and any previous study visas
  2. Academic certificate and transcript(s) of secondary/undergraduate education
  3. Score report of English language proficiency qualification IELTS for UKVI /  IELTS
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Work experience letter (if any)
  6. Certificates of any additional courses or activities (if any)

Progression Degree

This programme can lead to one of the Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacological and Life Sciences undergraduate degrees at Cardiff University in the below list. (Subject to meeting the progression grades requirement)

More Information

Only students can apply for this course.
University Information
  • Total Courses 8 Courses
  • Location United Kingdom
  • Full Address Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
  • QS 2020 Ranking 154
  • ARWU 2019 Ranking 101
  • THE 2020 Ranking 198