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MRes Cardiovascular Medicine: From Molecules to Man

University of Sheffield Medical School

Full time September MRes 1 year FT

About the course

Course description

Lead academic: Dr Victoria Ridger

The WHO estimated by 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from a heart related disease. The discovery of effective and novel treatments for heart disease starts with understanding the molecular and cellular processes involved.

The cardiovascular medicine course is delivered by experts within the Cardiovascular field, both clinicians and academics. It provides a unique research environment within which cardiovascular medicine students can learn valuable transferrable skills encompassing the full range of activity from cardiovascular discovery science at the laboratory bench to the hospital clinic/bedside. The focus is upon developing new cardiovascular disease treatments for the clinical problems of; coronary artery disease

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Entry Requirements

2:1 in a relevant science undergraduate degree. A 2:2 may be considered with strong performance in research-related modules. We also welcome medical graduates as well as UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.


Course Content

Where is University of Sheffield

Student Profile(s)

Ben Fidock

“Studying in Sheffield has been really rewarding, as well as studying under lecturers that are experts in their fields and are passionate about the subject”, explains Ben Fidock, who intercalated from his undergraduate Medicine course to study MRes Cardiovascular within Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease. “It has been a great opportunity to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds, as well as attend conferences which included a fantastic trip to Venice.”

During the Venice conference Ben competed against presenters from across Europe by presenting his work to an audience, which won the award for best moderated E-Poster of the session. Ben adds, “I have managed to publish two systematic reviews and I’m currently working on an original research paper using the results from my research project. I also won the 3rd place prize at the MRes showcase event that was held at the Northern General hospital, where everyone on the course presented their research projects.”

“I chose the Masters programme because it involved both biomedical science and clinical medicine aspects, which were an interesting change from the medical degree. I also chose to do my intercalated year in Sheffield as I love the city – It’s friendly with plenty of outdoor spaces and I am very involved in the University of Sheffield Swimming and Water Polo club.”

The course involved a mixture of both taught modules and a large independent research project. Ben explains, “I really enjoyed the taught modules and assignments as they were very varied and covered areas that I had not studied before. I chose to do my project on using MRI images to accurately quantify mitral regurgitation volume, and I really enjoyed this as I was able to work independently and make my own decisions.”

Ben is looking forward to completing his final two years of Medicine and is looking to specialise in acute or cardiovascular medicine, with hopes to stay in Sheffield after graduating.


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