Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
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This course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of cardiovascular rehabilitation and prevention, to prepare health professionals to provide an effective cardiac rehabilitation service, and to objectively evaluate their practice through research.


Cardiac Rehabilitation is defined as the sum of activities required to influence favourably the underlying cause of the disease, as well as to ensure the patients the best possible physical mental and social conditions, so that they may, by their own efforts, preserve, or resume when lost, a place as normal as possible in the life of the community

This course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, enable health professionals to provide an effective Cardiac Rehabilitation service and to objectively evaluate their clinical practice through research.

The course builds on the former MSc in Cardiac Rehabilitation. There is a greater emphasis on prevention of cardiac disease and the importance of primary care is highlighted through various elements of the course. These modifications reflect the recent advancements in health policy and delivery.

Programme Structure

Teaching will include lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and tutorials. Practical experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation will also be provided. Specialist themes covered include:

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Clinical Exercise Prescription
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Research Methodology and Statistics


An individual research project on some novel aspect of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention shall be completed. Students shall be assigned a supervisor with whom the research topic must be agreed. The proposal must be accepted by the course committee prior to commencement. Ethical approval for research projects will be sought where necessary. The dissertation will involve regular meetings between the student and supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The course is intended for those currently working in or about to develop Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes either within Cardiology Departments or Primary Care units. As such, to be eligible for admission, applicants must fit one of the following descriptions.

  • Chartered Physiotherapist or hold equivalent professional qualifications with relevant professional experience.
  • Nurse eligible for registration with the Irish Board of Nursing with professional experience.
  • Physician with relevant professional experience.

Applications from other health professionals with a university degree may also be considered.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5
  • TOEFL: 88 iBT, 230-computer based, 570 paper based
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 26000 International
  • EUR 13000 EU/EEA


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