University of Bristol

Health Sciences

MSc Translational Cardiovascular Medicine


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Translational Cardiovascular Medicine

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme aims to develop your interest in translational cardiovascular research and medicine and equip you with an enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in this area. The programme, which is delivered by clinicians and scientists, provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of translational cardiovascular medicine, and will help you to develop essential skills and prepare for employment or a further higher degree in this field. In addition, you will be introduced to key practical techniques employed in this field.

The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of students, including scientists and clinicians. Students have the option to study by distance learning or on campus. For distance learning students two-week residential workshops will be held in Bristol, comprising lectures and seminars as well as journal clubs, practical sessions, visits to clinical sessions and assessments. Campus-based students will attend lectures, seminars, journal clubs, visits to clinical sessions, tutorials and practicals in Bristol. Each module will comprise tutorials and lectures plus essays and assessments.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Generic Laboratory Skills
    The theoretical aspects and the practical details of laboratory methods that are relevant for translational cardiovascular medicine research.
  • Clinical Trials and Statistics
    The underlying principles of good clinical trial design and appropriate use of statistics.
  • Coronary Artery Disease I
    An overview of the clinical problem of coronary artery disease (including risk factors, diagnosis, imaging and pathobiology).
  • Coronary Artery Disease II
    The current clinical and drug interventions used for coronary artery disease and emerging new technologies and research.
  • Heart and Valve Disease
    Key topics related to cardiac and valve disease, including diagnosis of disorders and integration of pathophysiology with clinical management.
  • Paediatric Heart Disease
    Genomics and epidemiology of congenital heart disease and the pathology of congenital heart defects and their complications, current interventions and emerging new approaches.
  • Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Stroke
    Clinical, pathobiology and translational aspects.

Research project

This can either be a 'wet' (based in Bristol) or a 'dry' (remote) project of an appropriate area of study. It will be presented both in written form and orally with a mini presentation.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 18,800 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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