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MRes Biomedical Research – Cardiovascular Science

The Biomedical Research – Cardiovascular Science programme from University of Birmingham aims to start postgraduate scientists on their career journey in helping to understand better the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease so we may be able to develop better treatments.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: TBA
Starting in: October
Tuition Fee: £26,040 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Biomedical Research – Cardiovascular Science programme from University of Birmingham consists of a mixture of taught and research elements. In the taught components, you will also study specific modules on cardiovascular biology and clinical cardiology to ensure that you have a grounding of all aspects of the field and to introduce the topics and research questions on which your project will be based.

The taught aspects also include training in key research skills including scientific writing, critical analysis of literature, presentation skills and key experimental techniques in cardiovascular sciences. In the research component you will join one of the Institute’s research themes for 8 months and carry out a piece of independent research in a relevant cardiovascular area.

Courses included:

  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Cardiovascular practical skills toolkit
  • Clinical Cardiology

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge.

Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area.


  • A good BSc Honours degree, normally first or upper second class, in a science subject (e.g. Biomedical Science, Biology, Biochemistry, etc.).
  • Other equivalent qualifications and work experience will also be considered alongside University regulations. All suitable applicants will be interviewed, either face to face or by skype/conference call.

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