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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

"One of the most beneficial aspects of being at UCL is having access to an incredible diversity of talent and expertise in virtually every field of enquiry. In my own area of neuroscience, there are over 700 neuroscientists concentrated within a small area."

Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Subject: Child Health (Institute of), Faculty: Population Health Sciences