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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Cardiovascular Research MSc offers an advanced theoretical and practical foundation in cardiovascular research. You will be taught by academic specialists who actively research the mechanisms that underlie human cardiovascular disease. This course is designed for biomedical science and medically qualified graduates who wish to pursue further academic studies or employment in a research environment.

Key benefits

  • Research-led study programme that is hosted within a leading British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded cardiovascular research centre.
  • Lectures delivered by experienced multi-disciplinary researchers on contemporary issues.
  • A highly successful study course that offers entry into a research career, with two-thirds of graduates progressing to a PhD, MD or Specialist Cardiology training.

The Cardiovascular Research MSc course provides comprehensive theoretical and practical training in specialist technical skills. Initially, you will explore Fundamental and Applied Cardiovascular Research modules as well as Cardiovascular Skills before completing a research project and dissertation worth 90 credits. You will become part of a research team for approximately six months where you will design and conduct a research project under appropriate supervision.

At the end of the course students will be able to: Evaluate and assimilate the scientific literature in a given subject area and to think critically about the results and methods. Devise a hypothesis that can be tested experimentally. Analyse data, appreciate the value of reproducibility of data and draw valid conclusions. Collect data and apply appropriate methods to test a hypothesis. Develop an ability to comprehend and synthesise complex information. Organize a work-schedule, stick to deadlines, and prioritize activities. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and through writing.

Career prospects:

PhD, laboratory-based research career in academia or industry, other science-related careers. Medical graduates often subsequently pursue a specialism in cardiology.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,550per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 35 8

    14th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%

    17th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    26th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    67th

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