Research course

Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Birmingham · College of Medical and Dental Sciences
MSc by researchPhDMD

Entry requirements

Students applying for a Masters have normally obtained a good (usually Upper Second) undergraduate degree, while students applying for a PhD have either a very good undergraduate degree (First Class) or a postgraduate degree. Work-related experience is also taken into account for registration.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer research opportunities in clinically related cardiovascular science including hypertension and neurocirculatory control, clinical and neurohumoral aspects of heart failure, cardiovascular complications of endocrine pathology, platelet research and adhesion molecules, and new applications of pacemaker therapy including management of atrial arrhythmias and functional effects of alternative pacing sites.
Two major appointments to the division have become members of this department. These are Professor Steve Watson, BHF Chair of Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology, and Professor Michael Frenneaux, BHF Chair of Clinical Cardiology.

Cardiovascular Sciences is an area of strength within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, as evidenced by the fact that 100% of our RAE 2008 submission in the area of Cardiovascular Medicine was considered internationally competitive or above, with 40% judged internationally excellent or world leading.

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If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at

Fees and funding

UK students
Standard fees apply (£4,121 FT, £2,061 PT), although in some projects a bench fee is also payable
International students
Standard fees apply (£17,910 FT) although in some projects a bench fee is also payable

A number of studentships are available each year, funded by major sponsors including the MRC and the Wellcome Trust, as well as national and local charities; home/EU students should contact the School directly for further information.

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005