Cardiovascular Health and Disease, MRes

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
This MRes course focuses on cardiovascular research within a unique multidisciplinary training environment. You will develop broad biomedical research skills, but with an emphasis on application to cardiovascular science.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for considerable mortality, disability and a reduced quality of life in the developed world. Despite the large number of treatment strategies, the widespread occurrence of these disorders dictates the search for improved treatments.

The development of new therapies and treatment strategies relies on a continued evolution of our understanding of the underlying mechanisms responsible for the development of cardiovascular disorders.

It is now widely recognised by employers and research councils that unravelling the basis of cardiovascular disease and development of new therapies is a high priority area for investment, especially since the economic burden of CVD is increasing.

However, it is becoming increasingly clearer that a gap has opened up between the skills possessed by new graduates and the skills normally expected on entry to a research degree or an industrial research career.

The MRes in Cardiovascular Health and Disease has been specifically designed to fill this gap for those who wish to pursue a research career in cardiovascular sciences.

After the course, many students continue their studies and register for a PhD.

However, the programme is also of value if you want to progress in the pharmaceutical industry or in clinical research.

The MRes is also ideal for MBChB intercalating students who wish to undertake directly channelled research training in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

Many of the skills and training provided by the MRes are generic and will have wide application for the study of other disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tutorial Unit 
  • Practical Skills Unit 
  • Research Project 1
  • Research Project 2 
  • Principles of the Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease 
  • Research Methods 
  • Research Methods


            MRes contributors:
            • Prof Mark Boyett
            • Dr Elizabeth Cartwright
            • Dr Kat Dibb
            • Dr Halina Dobrzynski
            • Prof David Eisner
            • Dr Adam Greenstein
            • Prof Tony Heagerty
            • Dr Cathy Holt
            • Dr Ashraf Kitmitto
            • Dr Delvac Oceandy
            • Dr Jaqui Ohanian
            • Dr Vasken Ohanian
            • Prof Andrew Trafford
            • Dr Luigi Venetucci

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Study intensity Full-time
            • Credits
              180 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

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            Academic Requirements

            Candidates are selected from the students admitted to the MBChB undergraduate course at Manchester. The minimum criterion for admission is satisfactory achievement in Years 1 to 3 or 4 of the undergraduate medical programme.

            We also accept intercalating medical students from other UK universities, including home medical and international medical graduates who can demonstrate relevant experience and commitment to biomedical research.

            Specifically, we require a minimum of:

            • IELTS - minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing
            • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component)

            Tuition Fee Per Year

            • GBP 21500 International
            • GBP 9500 EU/EEA


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