University of Birmingham
Key Course Facts
Our Cardiovascular Sciences PhD/MSc by Research in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences will provide you with the skills needed to contribute to research within clinical cardiovascular medicine based on an understanding of key pathological events such as coronary artery plaque rupture and thrombosis or the vicious regulatory circles causing heart failure, and on subsequent rigorous evaluation of new therapeutic interventions in large controlled clinical trials.
You will work amongst the very best researchers to produce original and distinctive globally leading research with our world-leading expertise into discovering more about the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the world’s biggest killer.
Our PhD/MSc by Research program is intended for students who wish to obtain high quality research training that will enable them to conduct independent investigative research.
By studying in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences you will be joining over 100 postgraduate research students covering a wide range of topics including:
- Chronic cardiovascular disease, such as cardiomyopathies, sleep apnoea, diabetes, hypertension and exercise
- Disease processes to challenge genetic modifications known to cause cardiovascular disease
- Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertension and newly recognised factors including chronic kidney disease
You will work closely with your supervisory team who will help you clarify your project and support your development. Your thesis will represent an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate independent judgement.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Cardiovascular Sciences, MSc (Res), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research area you applying to.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Birmingham in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a research university based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. The university’s aim is to be at the cutting edge of educational delivery, and to have their curriculum be continually reshaped by new revelations in research. The main campus is situated a reasonable three miles away from Birmingham city centre, which doesn’t take long to get to via bus if the student decides they’d like to spend some of their free time there.
Student composition of University of Birmingham
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Heart Failure MSc||St George's, University of London||-||-||-||£7250||£11500||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Sports Cardiology MSc||St George's, University of London||-||-||-||£13750||£22000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Cardiology MSc (PG)||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£9200||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Cardiology PgDip||Brighton and Sussex Medical School||-||-||-||£6168||£12336||-||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Translational Cardiovascular Medicine MSc||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£4700||-||-||Bristol||On campus Part-time|
|Cardiovascular Sciences PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Cardiovascular Sciences MSc (Res)||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Part-time|
|Cardiovascular Disease MSc||University of Chester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Chester||On campus Part-time|
|Cardiovascular Science MSc (Res)||The University of Edinburgh||-||-||-||-||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Part-time|
|Cardiovascular Biology MSc (Res)||The University of Edinburgh||-||-||-||-||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|