Lead academic: Dr Victoria Ridger
The WHO estimates that by 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from cardiovascular disease. The discovery of effective and novel treatments for disease starts with understanding the molecular and cellular processes involved.
The course is delivered by experts within the cardiovascular field, both clinicians and academics. It provides a unique research environment within which students can learn valuable transferable skills encompassing the full range of activity from discovery science at the laboratory bench to the hospital clinic/bedside. The research project forms the major part of your studies, during which time you will be integrated into the department as a member of an established research team.
A Master of Research (MRes) degree, while containing some taught elements, focuses more on research skills. The course will:
All of the above will increase your employability in both industry and academia and also provide valuable transferable skills that you can use in whatever career path you choose.
We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.
This MRes is a popular choice for intercalating medical students, providing both taught modules to develop research skills and a deeper knowledge of cardiovascular medicine, as well as an eight-month research project as a foundation to support future clinical academic research opportunities.
An MRes qualification provides medical students with 4 points for their NHS Foundation Programme applications. Further points are awarded for publications arising from the research project.