King's College London

Course Introduction

The Cardiovascular Research MSc 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. This course is designed for biomedical science and medically qualified graduates who wish to pursue further academic studies or employment in a research environment.

The Cardiovascular Research MSc course provides comprehensive theoretical and practical training in specialist technical skills. Initially, you will explore Fundamental and Applied Cardiovascular Research modules as well as Cardiovascular Skills before completing a research project and dissertation worth 90 credits. You will become part of a research team for approximately six months where you will design and conduct a research project under appropriate supervision.

At the end of the course students will be able to: Evaluate and assimilate the scientific literature in a given subject area and to think critically about the results and methods. Devise a hypothesis that can be tested experimentally. Analyse data, appreciate the value of reproducibility of data and draw valid conclusions. Collect data and apply appropriate methods to test a hypothesis. Develop an ability to comprehend and synthesise complex information. Organize a work-schedule, stick to deadlines, and prioritize activities. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and through writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,300 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,300 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have 2:1 first degree in a biological, molecular biological or biomedical sciences-related subject or to be medically qualified. Exceptionally, a high 2:2 may be considered. Current medical students may be accepted following the successful completion of the 3rd year of their MBBS programme. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: 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): 176 overall, minimum 169 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall; minimum 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • TOEFL score: 92