We require an honours degree (at least an Upper Second) or international equivalent in an appropriate biological or medical subject.
We will consider candidates with a Lower Second in exceptional circumstances.
Intercalating students on the Manchester MBChB must have had satisfactory achievement in Years 1 to 3 or 4. For St Andrews students, this includes your three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester.
We also accept intercalating medical students from other UK universities, including home medical and international medical graduates who can demonstrate relevant experience and commitment to biomedical research.
We do not require applicants to have already developed their own research proposals. This course is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience.
Months of entry
Our MSc Cardiovascular Health and Disease course is a research-focused master's course providing training in cutting-edge cardiovascular based research within a unique multidisciplinary training environment.
This course provides preparatory training for academic research and is ideal if you want to eventually progress on to a PhD and develop a research career, or if you wish to gain research skills within specialist areas before committing to a PhD. The course also provides a solid foundation for biomedical careers within the NHS or industry. This course is also highly suited to medical students who want to intercalate.
Through this course, you will develop broad biomedical research skills, but with an emphasis on application to cardiovascular science.
It is now widely recognised by employers and research councils that unravelling the basis of cardiovascular disease and developing new therapies is a high-priority area for investment, especially since the economic burden of cardiovascular disease is increasing.
However, it is becoming increasingly clearer that a gap has opened up between the skills possessed by new graduates and the skills normally expected on entry to a research degree or an industrial research career. This MSc has been specifically designed to fill this gap for those who wish to pursue a research career in cardiovascular sciences.
Our course is suitable if you come from a medical or science background and have little or no previous research experience.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 543 4695