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Cardiovascular Medicine iBSc

UCAS code: Not applicable. Apply direct to King's.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
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Cardiovascular disease is the single biggest condition where lives can be saved by the NHS over the next 10 years. Our intercalated Cardiovascular Medicine BSc offers the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular medicine and research in a British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence. Our multidisciplinary course covers emerging and existing topics in underlying physiology, translational research diagnostics and therapeutic intervention relevant to a patient with cardiovascular disease. This course is taught by one of only six British Heart Foundation Centres of Excellence in the UK, providing students with access to leading cardiovascular clinicians from leading teaching hospitals. Please note the below application deadlines: - 26 January 2022 (King's applicants) - 2 March 2022 (External applicants)

Key benefits

  • One-year programme leading to an intercalated BSc.
  • We have a global reputation for cardiovascular medicine and research.
  • We are one of only six British Heart Foundation Centres of Excellence in the UK.
  • King’s is the largest-funded centre of excellence for cardiovascular research in the UK.
  • We offer clinically informed teaching taught by practicing clinicians from UKs leading teaching hospitals.

This one-year intercalated BSc will provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to cardiovascular science, clinical cardiology, and vascular medicine. Students will investigate how these are integrated and then applied to the individual patient and populations. This course will offer a solid foundation in theory and research methods that is linked to real-life clinical cases and taught by practicing clinicians from UK’s leading hospitals. In addition to clinically informed teaching, students will have access to leading cardiovascular clinicians and benefit from mentoring and networking – valuable for future clinical careers. This course is suited for medical students wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular medicine and research out of personal interest, or as part of career preparation towards specialty training.

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work. The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include debates, oral presentations, and project write-ups. 

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a one-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 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 you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Funding

This one-year intercalated BSc will provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to cardiovascular science, clinical cardiology, and vascular medicine. Students will investigate how these are integrated and then applied to the individual patient and populations. This course will offer a solid foundation in theory and research methods that is linked to real-life clinical cases and taught by practicing clinicians from UK’s leading hospitals. In addition to clinically informed teaching, students will have access to leading cardiovascular clinicians and benefit from mentoring and networking – valuable for future clinical careers. This course is suited for medical students wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular medicine and research out of personal interest, or as part of career preparation towards specialty training.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work. The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include debates, oral presentations, and project write-ups. 

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a one-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 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 you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

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