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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Cardiovascular Science

The Institute of Cardiovascular Science (ICS) is a world-class centre of excellence in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine, which was set up in 2011 as one of the most innovative and exciting initiatives in the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences. Research in the ICS pioneers novel, integrative strategies in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine. Students benefit from training in an environment which fosters collaboration across the interface between basic science and the clinic, with world-class research facilities. Students find that the close links with their professor and lecturers enables them to broaden potential future research and employment opportunities.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Cardiovascular Science MD(Res) FT3, PT5
Cardiovascular Science MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Cardiovascular Science MSc FT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 78 staff
  • 12 taught students
  • 54 research students


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Student View

"Access to superb facilities and working in a cross-disciplinary team has been highly motivating and given me an excellent understanding of bench to bedside research. I have been fortunate to work with colleagues from all over Europe and I have been involved in multi-centre clinical projects."

Caroline Coats

Degree: Cardiovascular Science PhD

Staff View

"London is in many ways the centre of the global health and development world. Many of the world's leading non-governmental organisations are based here and policymakers are on the doorstep. UCL and its students are lucky to be able to take advantage of these opportunities."

Mike Rowson

Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Health

Subject: Global Health (Institute for), Faculty: Population Health Sciences