MSc Translational Cardiovascular Medicine

  • MSc
  • PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)
  • PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)


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 is delivered by clinicians and scientists, and provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of cardiovascular medicine. This MSc will help you 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 area.

The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of students, including biomedical scientists, allied health professionals and clinicians. You have the option to study by distance learning or on campus, full time or part time. Each unit will comprise tutorials and lectures plus a range of coursework and examination assessments.

Campus-based students will attend lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, visits to clinical settings and laboratory practical workshops.

Programme structure

The MSc programme consists of 6 taught units and a research project.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Translational Cardiovascular Medicine.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a science or medicine-related subject.

We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:

  • evidence of significant, relevant work experience;
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

Bench fees only apply to students who choose to take the optional lab-based project for the MSc award only.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Go to admissions statement

If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Fees and funding

UK: full-time
£14,300 per year
UK: part-time (two years)
£7,150 per year
Overseas: full-time
£33,600 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Bench fees

£2,268 for the optional lab-based project. Further information about bench fees can be found on our webpages. Confirmation of bench fees will be stated in the offer letter sent to applicants.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2024/25

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Career prospects

Our MSc programme is suitable for a wide range of students: basic scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals (for example, radiologists, cardiac physiologists, perfusion scientists, cardiac nurses). The programme may enable you to go on to apply for a PhD, or advance your career options as an allied health professional or clinician.