Research course

Cardiovascular Science

UCL - University College London · Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Entry requirements

To be eligible for registration for the MD(Res) degree, a candidate must have obtained the MBBS degree or some other registrable primary qualification in Medicine and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council (GMC); or have obtained the BDS degree or hold an equivalent dental qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Our research is broad, spanning discovery-based laboratory science, clinical translation and experimental medicine, as well as healthcare evaluation, implementation and policy. Cardiovascular research at ICS has an international reputation in device development, cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias, ischaemic preconditioning, imaging and regenerative therapy. We are leaders in the fields of cardiovascular genetics, epidemiology and preventative medicine.

UCL remains one of the leading universities in the world and is consistently ranked in the top 10. UCL is a global university, welcoming students from around the world. Set in the heart of London, the campus offers exposure to many different disciplines. UCL has one of the largest, most dynamic cardiovascular research bases in the UK. The UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, which was set up in 2011, aimed to establish a preeminent centre for Cardiovascular Research. The academic staff of ICS have international reputations in their fields. With links to Yale University, ICS provides a stimulating academic setting.

Department specialisms

Arrhythmias Cardiac development Cardiomyopathies Cerebrovascular disease Congenital heart disease Epidemiology Genetics Imaging Ischaemic heart disease Metabolism (diabetes and obesity) Prevention Regenerative therapy Surgery Vascular biology and physiology

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mrs Joanna Pajerska
+44 (0)20 3108 2354