Taught course

Translational Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Bristol · Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (or, possibly, a lower second-class) honours degree in a science or medicine-related subject. Basic computer skills, including word-processing and email. Access to a computer with internet (preferably broadband) access for the duration of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to develop your interest in translational cardiovascular research and medicine and equip you with an enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in this area. The programme, which is delivered by clinicians and scientists, provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of translational cardiovascular medicine, and will help you to develop essential skills and prepare for employment or a further higher degree in this field. In addition, you will be introduced to key practical techniques employed in this field.

The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of students, including scientists and clinicians. Students have the option to study by distance learning or on campus. For distance learning students two-week residential workshops will be held in Bristol, comprising lectures and seminars as well as journal clubs, practical sessions, visits to clinical sessions and assessments. Campus-based students will attend lectures, seminars, journal clubs, visits to clinical sessions, tutorials and practicals in Bristol. Each module will comprise tutorials and lectures plus essays and assessments.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £7,600; Part-time: £3,800
International students

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Sarah Jane George Programme Director
+44 (0) 117 342 3154