The Department of Dermatology at Cardiff University is based at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

We are a world leader in dermatology research and teaching and have an international team of tutors, lecturers and administrators dedicated to running the courses and other educational activities. The department has won numerious awards including BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year and Times Higher Leadership and Management Outstanding ICT Initiative.

From the Antarctic to Afghanistan, distance-learning students no longer need to feel isolated

Guardian University Guide, 2013

Dermatology Research

Dermatology research of the highest standard is carried out in Cardiff. The international team is lead by Prof Vincent Piguet.

DLQI and Quality of Life

Cardiff University has played a major role in the development and validation of Quality of Life measures for use in dermatology.

Dr Paul Grinzi, Australia

Dr Paul Grinzi, Australia

“As a GP registrar, I quickly came to realise how much dermatology there was in general practice…”


Dr Devang Patel

Dr Devang Patel, Gibraltar

“It has been the single most useful post-graduate course I have done…”


Dr Ebele Ugochukwu

Dr Ebele Ugochukwu, Nigeria

“I loved the DPD course, and it was an absolute dream come true for me…”


Dr Samantha Gittins

Dr Samantha Gittins, UK

“It is no exaggeration to say the DPD was a life changing experience…”


Dr Marcus Stone

Dr Marcus Stone, New Zealand

“The DPD is a diploma for the busy GP anywhere in the world with a special…”


Dr Lew Hong Chau

Dr Lew Hong Chau, Malaysia

“The DPD is the best postgraduate course I have ever come across…”