King's College London

Course Introduction

Description

Diseases of the heart and circulatory system are the most common cause of mortality in the UK. Over 50 per cent of these deaths (140,000) are from coronary heart disease (CHD) and 25 per cent from stroke, with other causes including heart failure, cardiomyopathy and thromboembolic disorders. Cardiovascular disease also causes substantial morbidity. It is the mission of the Cardiovascular Division to pursue integrated laboratory-to-bedside research programmes that improve the understanding of human cardiovascular disease and its treatment.

One of our central principles is to adopt a multidisciplinary integrative approach using in vitro methods and in vivo models, with a strong focus on translational research and the clinical/basic science interface. The division integrates the main research-active cardiovascular groups within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. In addition, we have strong collaborations and interactions with colleagues in other groupings such as the Randall Division (structural biology, imaging, biophysics) and the Division of Imaging Sciences.

Our overall research strategy is:

To pursue laboratory-to-bedside research programmes addressing fundamental molecular, cellular, physiological and pathological mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease both experimentally and in patients and to undertake high-quality research training of non-clinicians and clinician scientists side by side.

We have a broad range of complementary basic and clinical research expertise, including the use of integrated state-of-the-art approaches to the study of cardiovascular biology and disorders. The vast majority of divisional research laboratories are housed in newly refurbished accommodation and have excellent equipment and facilities.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above.
  • International entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject; A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above. Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) / Cambridge C1 Advanced: 176 overall; minimum 169 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) / Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 176 overall; minimum 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each communicative skill.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92