Make a DIFFerence

Start your healthcare career

Your Cardiff University journey is about to begin...

Making the first step in your career? 

Want to make a difference, not just a choice?

Take a look through our full range of healthcare courses available at Cardiff University & begin your healthcare career at an award-winning, Russell Group university.

With accessible courses, inspiring lecturers, and friends you make for life, release your potential in this incredible city.

Make your difference today

Start a career you'll feel proud of. 

We're proud to say our students are kind, empathetic, ambitious people who want to make a difference.

Jamie chose to study Midwifery after her own birthing experience and wanted to make her own impact on other new mothers' journeys.

After his own time in healthcare, Rhys became fascinated with Physiotherapy - and how he could use it to help people get better.

Following in the family tradition and searching for a job that would help people and mean more, Gavin chose Mental Health Nursing for his career. 

These are the real stories of our healthcare students making a difference to people's lives. 

You could be one too.

Our healthcare courses

Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging (BSc)

"I’ve got the confidence now to go and help people."

- Ashleigh

Mental Health Nursing (BN)

"I always wanted to help people, which is why I'm in this career."

- Gavin

Adult Nursing (BN)

“I realised I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives.”

- Dion

Midwifery (BMid)

"I love being there for women and being their advocate."

- Jamie

Occupational Therapy (BSc)

"Cardiff is number 1 in its field for Occupational Therapy."

- Liam

Children's Nursing (BN)

"I love that the course is 50% theory and 50% practice."

- Billie

Physiotherapy (BSc)

“It gives immense job satisfaction to help people on a daily basis.”

- Rhys

Radiotherapy and Oncology (BSc)

"The placements mean you get to use what you’ve learnt straight away."
- Jake

Why Cardiff University?

Building relationships across the heart of the city, Cardiff University benefits from strong links with the University Hospital of Wales, the third largest university hospital in the UK and the largest hospital in Wales.

Part of the Russell Group, the University is ranked as number 1 in Wales by the Complete University Guide 2023. The School of Healthcare Sciences also features in the top ten for Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physiotherapy.

The quality of teaching and the research is what drew me in. I really like the campus, the buildings and the atmosphere.

What attracted me was the prestige - I’m very ambitious so I wanted to make sure that when I get my qualifications, they’re going to be the best possible standard.

Sylwia, Mental Health Nursing, Cardiff University

Wake up to Cardiff every day

Known for its spirit and loved for its energy, Cardiff is a city like no other.


It’s a friendly Welsh capital that feels like a home from home. 

With community and ambition in its streets, it's a student's dream - whether you're straight out of study or making a career move to achieve your goals.

You’ve got everything on your doorstep. Within an hour you can be on the beach or up a mountain.

Cardiff offers an NHS bursary for my course, so having the ability to train without the stress of university fees was a huge bonus for me.

Jonathan, Physiotherapy, Cardiff University

What next?

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