King's College London

Course Introduction

Overview

The School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences pursues internationally leading research programmes that address the fundamental mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal cardiovascular function, and drives translation of strong basic science into advances in clinical practice.

Course study environment

Students work alongside staff researchers and are supervised by two members of academic staff. Each student has a dedicated Thesis Progression Committee that monitors students' progress and gives advice and support.

Postgraduate training

KCL offers a large number of training and skills development opportunities. Participation in the annual Postgraduate Research Symposium is compulsory for all students and provides an opportunity to improve science communication and presentation skills. Opportunities are available for postgraduate students to present their work at national and international scientific meetings. Our postgraduate students also have the opportunity to assist with teaching of undergraduates as demonstrators in practical classes or by leading tutorials.

In addition, the School also runs a series of workshops to teach specific practical cardiovascular research skills to students. This course also provides a four-year BHF MRes / PhD programme for a limited number of outstanding students.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £23,400 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £11,700 Overseas 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: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of 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 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92