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Cardiovascular Research, MSc/MRes

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
The Cardiovascular Research programme at King's College London 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.

About

This Cardiovascular Research programme at King's College London is designed for biomedical science and medically qualified graduates who wish to pursue further academic studies or employment in a research environment.

Key benefits

  • A research-led study programme, the only one hosted from within a British Heart Foundation research centres in England.
  • Lectures delivered by experienced multi-disciplinary researchers on contemporary issues.
  • A highly successful study programme that offers entry into a research careers, with two-thirds of graduates progressing to a PhD or MD or Specialist Cardiology training.

Career prospects

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Cardiovascular Research
  • Cardiovascular Skills
  • Cardiovascular Research Project Dissertation
  • Cardiovascular Research Project Performance
  • Applied Cardiovascular Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 first degree in a biological, molecular biological or biomedical sciences-related subject or a medical qualification. Current medical students may be accepted following the successful completion of the 3rd  year of their MBBS programme. 
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One reference is required, professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Full time UK fees: £16,500 (MRes) 
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,500 (MRes) 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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