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M.Sc. On Campus

Perfusion Science

University of Bristol

24 months
10600 GBP/year
4300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Perfusion Science programme at University of Bristol addresses academic and professional requirements: it integrates academic knowledge and understanding with both the needs of the working professional clinical perfusion scientist and the demands of professional registration with the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland (SCPS).

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This Perfusion Science course at the University of Bristol  is only available to students who have secured a clinical perfusion scientist trainee position with an accredited training centre in Great Britain or Ireland. It will develop your interest in and knowledge and understanding of perfusion science. Successful completion of the programme will lead to accreditation as a clinical perfusion scientist by the SCPS.

This MSc provides high-quality, research-led education that is focused on the needs and expectation of students interested in perfusion science. It will equip you with enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in the field. It will cover:

  • Advanced physiology and disease states of organs that are affected by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and thereby relevant to perfusion science.
  • Composition and function of blood and implications of transfusion and use of CPB on function.
  • Detailed knowledge regarding pathobiology, epidemiology and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease, valve and heart disease, paediatric heart disease) and their current treatments.
  • Current pre-clinical and clinical research to improve the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • A theoretical background in quantitative statistics leading to more advanced knowledge on clinical trial design and management.
  • Principles and practical aspects of the currently used techniques in adult and paediatric perfusion science.
  • The key elements of a well-designed research project.


This programme will accredit trainees as clinical perfusion scientists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of organs affected by CPB
  • Clinical Trials and Statistics
  • Adult CPB principles and practice
  • Coronary Artery Disease

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or, exceptionally, a lower second-class honours degree) in a science or medicine-related subject. Applicants must have secured a clinical perfusion scientist trainee position at an accredited training centre in Great Britain or Ireland.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4300 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Channel I./IoM: part-time (two years): £5,570

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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