University of Glasgow

Cardiovascular Sciences [MSc(MedSci)]

  • 12 months

Program Description

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Develop an understanding of the cardiovascular system and the epidemiology of CV diseases, as well as the molecular and cellular pathways involved in the development of cardiovascular disease.
  • Acquire and integrate a knowledge base in many new techniques for research in clinical cardiovascular medicine, including:
    • Risk factor measurements
    • Novel imaging techniques
    • Gene therapy
    • Genomic, genetic and proteomic studies
  • Undertake a research project with an established cardiovascular researcher. These are tailored to suit students' expertise and interests.
  • The Cardiovascular Science degree has a modular based course containing taught elements, tutorial sessions, critical review sessions and practical sessions.
  • Cardiovascular science is a priority area for research funding, in recognition of the fact that new, improved treatments are required and that these can only arise through better understanding of its development. 
  • The University of Glasgow has a world-renowned reputation for expertise in cardiovascular research and education. 
  • Opportunities exist at Glasgow University to continue to PhD studies.
  • This course is provided by world leading experts in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre. 
  • Research for the MSc in Cardiovascular Sciences is supported by the BHF, MRC, Wellcome Trust, CSO, BBSRC and the European Commission.

Main Campus Location

Mainly undertaken at the BHF building on the Gilmorehill Campus in the West End of Glasgow. Easy to get to by bus, train, subway and car.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Core courses

Optional courses

In addition you will undertake a dissertation/project supervised by an established cardiovascular researcher.

 

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Successful graduates will emerge equipped with the skills necessary for a career in biomedical/cardiovascular research. 

Further career opportunities include:

  • PhD training programmes
  • Academia
  • NHS
  • Publishing companies
  • Commercial industrial research
  • trainee clinical scientist (NHS)
  • clinical skills technician (NHS)
  • imaging support specialist
  • research technician

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