Taught course

Cardiovascular Science

UCL - University College London · Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a scientific or medical discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised taught Master's degree. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Standard. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Cardiovascular diseases remain a major cause of death and ill health worldwide. This new MSc, taught by scientists and clinicians who are leaders in their field, offers students the opportunity to learn about topical areas in cardiovascular science, preparing them for further research or a career in industry.

The Institute of Cardiovascular Science at UCL brings together world-leading scientists and clinicians working in cardiovascular research to conduct innovative research for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the heart and circulation, and provide world-class teaching and training, and forward-thinking policy development.

UCL has one of the largest, most dynamic cardiovascular research bases in the UK. This interdisciplinary programme is taught in collaboration with UCLH, the Institute of Ophthalmology, the Institute of Child Health, the UCL Heart Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital, offering students access to a world-leading community at the forefront of cardiovascular research.

Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: up to 5 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials, journal clubs and practicals. Assessment is through written and oral examinations, essays, written reports, portfolios, literature reviews, oral presentations, coursework and the dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214