Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course is designed for healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurses and physiologists, already working in the field of cardiology, particularly cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology. Suitable for graduates who are interested in a research or an academic career, the course provides the knowledge and skills required for further study at doctoral level. Taught by industry-recognised experts, this course will enhance your clinical practice and expand your theoretical knowledge in the fields of cardiac rhythm management and clinical electrophysiology. Teaching covers a breadth of subjects, from advanced signal processing to biomedical ethics and law - providing a solid grounding in research methodologies, experimental design and statistics. A central objective of the course is to enable students to critically evaluate the legal requirements for human experiments and ethical issues relating to research with human subjects and human tissue. You will acquire in-depth knowledge of the technologies used in diagnostics and research, solving complex problems related to disease investigation. With a significant leadership and management component, the course will also help you understand and apply the principles of health and safety, quality control, research and statistical methods in their professional lives.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles including specialised cardiac physiologist, healthcare practitioners, or within other healthcare professional services in the NHS or aboard. If you are currently working in the field of cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology, you will be well placed to advance your career. You might also wish to explore your options in a research or academic career, or even complete further study at doctoral level. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree or above, or an equivalent qualification, in a health or science-based subject. Students normally have a background in clinical physiology but those from other healthcare professions (e.g. registered nurse, clinical exercise physiologist, physiotherapist and medical practitioners) are also welcomed to apply. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience in clinical physiology. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.