University of Birmingham

This Intercalated Master’s degree provides training in biomedical research in the field of cardiovascular sciences. It combines a broad programme of teaching in cardiovascular science with the opportunity to undertake a 7-month lab-based project in a research lab within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. During the programme you will be a member of the Institute research staff and will experience the day to day life of a biomedical researcher. This is supplemented by training on wider research skills applicable across a range of disciplines providing the students with a broad range of research skills and experience.

This master’s degree is ideal for students considering carrying out biomedical research as part of their careers or for a PhD. It will also benefit you by broadening your understanding of academic medicine and biomedical research.

Upon successful completion of the taught modules and a specialist research project, students will graduate with MRes Biomedical Research – Cardiovascular Sciences.

The course consists of:

  • Three 20 credit taught modules in Cardiovascular Biology, Clinical Cardiology and Research Skills. These are taught between September and Christmas.
  • A research project in one of the Institutes research groups on a project of your choice. Students will be full time on their project from January until August when you will submit your research thesis.
  • Opportunities to take a Home Office animal licence course and attend a scientific meeting as part of the wider skills and experience development.

For more information on the programme, modules, and projects available, please contact the Programme Administrator on mds-gradschool@contacts.bham.ac.uk quoting MRes – CVS in the subject.

Entry requirements

To be considered for the programme students usually have to demonstrate that their performance in years 2 – 4 of the medical degree is equivalent to a 1 or 2.1 in a standard classified degree.

Closing date

Applications remain open until late July. However, applications may close early if the programme fills.