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.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 180/ ECTS 90
Course intake Approximately 20 (FT).
Course leaders Dr Paul Fraser
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences
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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.
You must study modules with a total of 180 credits to complete the programme. You will complete the course in one year, from September to September.
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.
Full details of the programme can be found in the booklet which contains the major part of the course handbook.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake 700 hours of independent study.
Fundamental Cardiovascular Research
Applied Cardiovascular Research
Cardiovascular Research Project
1,000 hours laboratory time
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, examinations and a dissertation.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo campus. The projects will be in the supervisors’ laboratories, which can be on Waterloo, Guys, St Thomas’ or Denmark Hill campuses
Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for students.
Fundamental Cardiovascular Research (30 credits)
Applied Cardiovascular Research (30 credits)
Cardiovascular Skills (30 credits)
Cardiovascular Research Project Dissertation (60 credits)
Cardiovascular Research Project Performance (30 credits)
King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.
Minimum 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.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies.
You will be admitted on the basis of your academic ability together with recommendations from academic referees and an interview, if practicable. At the time of the interview you will have an opportunity to view the facilities and to meet past and present students.
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You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 31 March 2020. After this date, applications will remain open if places are available, but programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 31July 2020 or from UK/EU nationals after 28 August 2020.
Please note you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline and places are filled before the final deadlines above and we are unable to process more offers.
If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.
Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.
These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
Books if you choose to buy your own copies
Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
Library fees and fines
Printing course handouts
Society membership fees
Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
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I had such a great experience throughout the year. I was motivated from the first day I entered the Waterloo campus, and people I met through the course were exceptional. I had so much genuine advice and guidance, and I am confident to say that I want to pursue my career in research in the future.
"The MSc was a great choice. I gained insight into the Cardiovascular system, the research techniques used in this field and, most importantly, gained a critical insight into the issues faced by researchers. I experienced amazing teaching on this course with well-chosen and organised modules."
"The Cardiovascular Division at King’s is one of the key centres in the UK and is one of four research centres to be given the prestigious BHF Centre for Research Excellence award. The academic staff deliver their expertise of the forefront of current research."
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