UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


MSc in Cardiovascular Science

MSc Cardiovascular Science

Video about the UCL MSc in Cardiovascular Science

The Institute of Cardiovascular Science has brought together world leading scientists and clinicians across the greater UCL campus working in cardiovascular research to teach on this new MSc. The Cardiovascular Science MSc offers specialised training in state-of-the-art cardiovascular science (with exposure to leading research scientists and cardiovascular clinicians) and aims to provide scientists and clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of the cardiovascular health and disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through  basic research and clinical understanding. Students who wish to continue in the field of cardiovascular science or enter pharma industry, will obtain a very thorough background in cardiovascular research. UCL, UCLH, Institute of Ophthalmology, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Heart Hospital has world leaders in this field, and many of the proposed talks will be given by top ranking scientists/clinicians. Many of our students are doctors, allied health professionals or graduates in biomedical science who wish to pursue a life-long career in academic health research.


  • Heart and Circulation Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Microvascular Biology
  • Animal Models of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Basic Statistics
  • Paediatric and Adult Cardiology

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree in a scientific or medical discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations and approved by UCL, together with at least three years of appropriate professional experience will also be considered. In some instances such a candidate may be prescribed a qualifying examination. Find out more about the course here.

How to apply

Complete the online application form.


The admissions deadline for the 2016/7 academic year is 29th July 2016.

Application Information

All applicants must complete an application form. You should ensure that your application form is accompanied by:

  • At least two references. If you are a recent graduate, at least one should be an academic reference.
  • A transcript of the qualifications upon which you are relying for entry, which if not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Where appropriate, evidence of English language ability / qualifications.

If you have any questions about studying at ICS please contact our Education Officer Joanna Pajerska