UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Institute of Cardiovascular Science

The UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science was founded in 2011 and aims to be a world-class centre of excellence in pioneering novel, integrative strategies in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine. 

Based in the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences, the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science brings together basic and clinical scientists from UCL and expert clinicians from UCL partner hospitals.

Work at the Institute is closely aligned with the UCL Hospitals NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Cardiovascular Theme and the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre Cardiovascular Programme.

Our clinical scientists help care for patients at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and the Barts Heart Centre.


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We offer a range of courses; iBSc in Cardiovascular Science, MSc in Cardiovascular Science, Research Degrees and short courses. 



We have four research departments, and a commitment to improving the care of cardiovascular diseases through all our research.

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The Institute of Cardiovascular Science has many established relationships with Industry to identify unmet clinical needs, create innovative solutions through collaboration, and to facilitate cost-effective R&D processes. We are happy to discuss potential academic-industry collaborations and strategic partnerships for the future.

Interested groups may wish to either visit UCL Enterprise and their partners or contact us for further information.


ICS staff

We have about 160 members of staff and 40 research students who are based in different research centres across the Bloomsbury campus and in UCL partner hospitals.

About us


Helpful information about the Institute and resources for staff.