The aim of this programme is to give you a broad-based training in biomedical research, with a focus on cardiovascular science. This includes an introduction to cardiovascular development, the development of cardiovascular disease, organ function and dysfunction, and the cardiovascular system in reproduction and inflammation.
You will gain an integrated view of the physiology and pathology of cardiovascular system from both basic and clinical scientists.
This is the ideal programme for high-calibre students who wish to progress to a PhD in cardiovascular science.
You will attend research seminars and tutorials by senior clinicians and basic scientists, and conduct research projects in our internationally renowned laboratories in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science.
You will also deliver research-orientated presentations and gain skills in critical reading of scientific literature and in the writing of scientific reports.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Take IELTS test
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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).
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant biological discipline, or a medical/ veterinary qualification.
You must also have been formally interviewed by the School you wish to enter. Applicants can be interviewed by video-conferencing or Skype.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
Please note when completing the online application form you are not required to complete a Research Proposal. You will select your first research project at the beginning of the programme (please ignore any automatically generated emails requesting this information from you during the application process).
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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