A good BSc Honours degree, normally first or upper second class, in a science subject (e.g. Biomedical Science, Biology, Biochemistry, etc.). Other equivalent qualifications and work experience will also be considered alongside University regulations. International students: If applicants are from overseas a range of qualifications will be accepted based on University criteria for each country. If English is not their first language they must provide evidence of proficiency in: English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
Months of entry
The Cardiovascular Science MRes provided you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and allows you to gain practical experience working as part of leading research groups in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences. You will investigate molecular, physiological and pathological processes underlying cardiovascular homeostasis in health and disease.
The programme consists of compulsory taught and research elements. The taught aspects include training in key research skills including scientific writing, critical analysis of literature, presentation skills and a research toolkit module covering key experimental techniques. You will also study a specific module on cardiovascular science to ensure that you have a basic grounding of all aspects of the field and to introduce the topics and research questions on which your project will be based.
The Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences is one of the University of Birmingham's Research Centres of Excellence. The majority of the research is carried out in the state-of-the-art facilities in the Institute of Biomedical Research, the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Unit, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham City Hospital. Research projects will allow you to become part of a leading cardiovascular research group carrying out novel research.
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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: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Information for international students
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Visit our website for information about scholarships for international students.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
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