Taught course

Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management

University of Leeds · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths grade C or above or equivalent

  • Relevant undergraduate degree in a related field including BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) or equivalent e.g. HNC MPPM, professional body exams such as BHRS.

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field 2:2 including nursing, radiography, or equivalent.

  • There must be evidence that you have studied within the last 5 years and must have access to cardiac assessment opportunities as part of your current role.

English requirements for candidates for whom English is not their first language:

  • GCSE English Language grade C or above

Months of entry


Course content

Cardiac disease is a major problem of the Western world. In the UK the demand for cardiac specialists is greater than the number practising, ensuring a continued future for registered professionals. Cardiac rhythm and device practitioners are in-demand specialists who work across stimulating hospital and community environments, combining patient care with analytical problem solving.

Make an impact

Our Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management course will develop you into a highly competent and advanced practitioner ready to make a real contribution to modern healthcare services. It is designed for healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in cardiac rhythm management and implantable cardiac devices (including pacemakers, ICDs and heart failure devices).

Course highlights

  • Develop specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge in cardiac Implantable devices including pacemakers, ICD, CRT and remote monitoring.

  • Gain an understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline.

  • Teaching delivered by a research active multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics including IBHRE and BHRS accredited cardiac physiologists, specialist nurses and cardiologists.

  • Undertake hands on training in implantable loop recorder implantation

  • Aimed at a range of healthcare professionals including Cardiac Physiologists, Hospital Doctors, GPs, Cardiac Nurse Specialists, Physician Associates, Radiographers and Allied Health Professionals

Fees and funding

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

This is a 9 month course with teaching during 2 x one week long intensive study weeks in Leeds, one in semester 2 and the other in semester 2a. International students will require just one short term study visa because both study weeks are within a six month period. You will complete the rest of your study from your home country and submit your assessment online. – (In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic we will assess the situation of the study weeks closer to the time that they due to run and may need to replace these with online activities).

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806