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Sports Cardiology MSc

Course Description

Help meet the ever growing need for cardiologists with an in-depth knowledge of Sports Cardiology in areas such as; the drive for a healthier lifestyle, the growing population of amateur athletes, with 2.5 million marathon runs per year in Europe, alone; and the commitment of sporting organisations to pre-participation screening.

Sports cardiology is a new but rapidly evolving subspecialty in cardiology. The Sports Cardiology Unit at St George’s NHS Foundation Trust is run by world-leading experts in this rapidly advancing area of medicine. This unique programme addresses the increasing demand for individuals with an in-depth knowledge of this discipline. The programme is delivered in collaboration with an internationally renowned consortium, giving you access to expertise limited to only a few centres around the world. The active involvement of key figures from sporting organisations facilitates innovative educational projects, enhancing your practical experience and cultivating your leadership skills.

The programme offers access to state of the art equipment, cutting-edge research and top-level athletes. You will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive range of expertise in Sports Cardiology and cement your practical skills for the evaluation of athletes of different demographics and sporting disciplines, as well as healthy sedentary young individuals and patients with heart disease.


- Taught by world leading experts in Sports Cardiology
- St George's has world-class research, clinical and teaching expertise
- Campus is co-located with a leading teaching hospital
- Institutional expertise in multi-professional education
- St George’s scored 92% overall student satisfaction in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2014
- St George’s clinical research ranked 4th for impact
- St George's is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world according to the recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings

A formal MSc degree in sports cardiology conferred by a well established and well published academic institution will set you apart from potential competition and will provide you with unique employment opportunities within national health systems, sporting organisations and charitable organisations dedicated to sport and prevention of sudden cardiac death.

For more information visit sgul.ac.uk/sportscardiology

Visit the Sports Cardiology MSc page on the St George’s, University of London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

- Physicians should have completed their MBBS course (or equivalent) - Cardiac physiologists should have completed the equivalent of a UK BSc (Hons) in Cardiac Physiology - Cardiac physiotherapists should have completed the equivalent of a UK BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy - Sports scientists should have completed the equivalent of a UK BSc (Hons) in Sports Science or similar. All entrants should have gained at least 2 years of postgraduate experience

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