M.Sc. Cardiovascular Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
Cardiovascular disease is projected to remain the single leading cause of death over the next two decades, accountable for considerable disability and reduction in quality of life. This Masters in Cardiovascular Sciences will include specialist training in the epidemiological nature of the disease, in combination with analysis of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie its development.

Description of Cardiovascular Sciences

  • MSc (Med Sci): 12 months full-time;
  • Contact: Further information email: cams-ins-cvsciences@glasgow.ac.uk
Why Glasgow?
  • This course is provided by world leading experts in the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre. Cardiovascular Medicine at Glasgow is rated in the UK’s top ten and has a research grant income of £50M.
  • Research is supported by the BHF, MRC, Wellcome Trust, CSO, BBSRC and the European Commission.
  • We have exciting scholarship opportunities,

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline International applications (non-EU) 24 July UK and EU applications 28 August
Tuition fee
  • GBP 17250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5350 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

In addition to the taught courses you will take part in student-led critical review sessions where you will provide a critical appraisal of a scientific research paper taken from current literature.

You will also take part in an introductory session on how to review a scientific paper, designed to give you experience of reading, summarising and presenting the findings of a scientific publication in a critical manner.

Core courses

  • Research methods
  • Pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine
  • Topics in therapeutics
  • Clinical aspects of cardiovascular disease
  • Established and novel techniques in cardiovascular research.

In addition you will undertake a dissertation/project.

The MSC (Med Sci) in Cardiovascular Sciences is a 12 month, full time programme. The Programme is made up of five compulsory courses totalling 120 credits plus a Dissertation/Project of 60 credits in order to fulfil the requirements of a Masters degree. The complusory courses are delivered during Semesters 1 and 2 and the Dissertation/Project work is carried out during the summer months.

In addition to the taught components of the Programme, students participate in Topic of the Week sessions. Each week, one or two students will take their turn to prepare and present material for Topic of the Week session. It is intended that each presenter will give an overview of the topic, including a summary of the pharmacological features of the subject, and then lead a discussion among their classmates to the key aspects/controversies of the topic. These sessions are designed to further develop the research, communication and critical appraisal skills of each presenter, and to promote engagement with current issues in pharmocology and medical science amongst the class as a whole.

Compulsory Courses

  • Research Methods
  • Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Medicine
  • Topics in Therapeutics
  • Clinical Aspects of Cardiovacular Medicine
  • Established and Novel Techniques in Cardiovascular Research


To fulfil the requirements of a masters degree, students must undertake an independent piece of work to carry out either a laboratory based or library/clinical data based investigation on a relevant topic of interest. The student must then submit a report demonstrating an in-depth, critical understanding and evaluation of the project and deliver an oral presentation summarising their project.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Cardiovascular Sciences

The programme is open to medical, pharmacy and bioscience graduates. You should have an Honours degree or equivalent in your subject. In exceptional circumstances, other science graduates or bioscience graduates with an Ordinary degree may be eligible, on demonstration of appropriate postgraduate professional experience. Whilst not essential, demonstration of appropriate postgraduate experience or relevant employment may enhance your application.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Work Experience for Cardiovascular Sciences

No work experience is required.

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