Research course

Cardiovascular Biology

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant biological discipline, or a medical/veterinary degree. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this programme is to give you a broad-based training in biomedical research, with a focus on cardiovascular science. This includes an introduction to cardiovascular development, the development of cardiovascular disease, organ function and dysfunction, and the cardiovascular system in reproduction and inflammation.

You will gain an integrated view of the physiology and pathology of cardiovascular system from both basic and clinical scientists.

You will attend research seminars and tutorials by senior clinicians and basic scientists, and conduct research projects in our internationally renowned laboratories in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

You will also deliver research-orientated presentations and gain skills in critical reading of scientific literature and in the writing of scientific reports.

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Matthew Bailey (Postgraduate Contact)
+44 (0) 131 242 6720
+44 (0) 131 242 6782