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Cardiovascular Research MSc

Course Description

Cardiovascular Research provides a thorough practical grounding in cardiovascular research, enabling students for further study (PhD) or for employment in a research environment. Designed for students wishing to train for a cardiovascular research career. Comprises of a research project and three other modules.


- The programme offers advanced practical experience, supervised training, together with an in-depth cardiovascular research project within an active research group.
- Each student can choose a number of expert led workshops focused on teaching specialised technical skills.
- This new programme offers a lead into a research career; over 50 per cent of graduates on a similar research-orientated degree progress to a PhD.
- Located in the heart of London.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/cardiovascular-research-msc.aspx

Course details

- Description -

This programme provides firm theoretical and practical training in specialist technical skills as well as the opportunity to carry out an in-depth laboratory-based cardiovascular research project.

The programme consists of four core modules:

- Cardiovascular Skills
- Fundamental Cardiovascular Research
- Applied Cardiovascular Research
- Cardiovascular Research Project

- Course purpose -

To provide a thorough practical grounding in biomedical and molecular life sciences research, enabling you to specialise in a particular area for further study (PhD) or for employment in a research environment. Designed for students wishing to train for a cardiovascular research career.

- Course format and assessment -

You will receive advanced courses that detail current topics of interest in cardiovascular biology and the techniques that are employed to address them. You will also undertake a laboratory-based research project (equivalent to 50 per cent of programme) based with a research team: you define a project area and we will advise on its suitability and recommend a supervisor.

You will take a programme of workshops in transferable, technical skills and specialist technical skills. Theoretical aspects of cardiovascular topics will be taught via student-led seminars that are complemented by lectures detailing some recent advances in cardiovascular biology. Assessment is by written examinations; workshop reports; practical write-up; research project; oral presentations.

Career prospects

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

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Cardiovascular Research MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Paul Fraser

4603.jpg "The Cardiovascular Division at King’s is one of the key centres in the UK and is one of four research centres to be given the prestigious BHF Centre for Research Excellence award. The academic staff deliver their expertise of the forefront of current research."


Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree in a biological, molecular biological or biomedical sciences-related subject or an overseas equivalent. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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