University of Bristol

This unique programme that aims to train the cardiovascular researchers of the future. You will be taught by internationally renowned clinicians and scientists from the University of Bristol and the Bristol Heart Institute – a world-leading centre for translational cardiovascular research and a leading academic cardiac surgery centre in the UK.

You will study the following units:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart and Valve Disease
  • Paediatric Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Stroke

You will also be offered an excellent grounding in research methodology, clinical trials design and statistics as well as practical experience from tutorials, hands-on workshops and clinical and simulator sessions.

You will undertake an eight-week research project in a field that interests you. This could be either a literature review, a research proposal design or practical laboratory or clinical project

Your research will culminate in a 7,000-word thesis. You will also present your findings at the final viva (oral exam). This research training will give you the opportunity to gain numerous skills including scientific writing, critical appraisal of scientific literature, presentation skills, experimental design, statistics and research grant writing, giving you the key skills to become a successful researcher.

Entry requirements

You can study a Masters’ level degree after three or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.