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.
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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:
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