Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease

Our Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research. The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science discipline or an MBBS degree with high grades. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, but not essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in each sub-section), or equivalent. International applicants may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. This will need to be obtained before the applicant can get a visa or study on this programme. The ATAS requirement will be in the offer letter.

Course modules

Modules include: Cardiovascular science in health and disease; research skills and principles for the biosciences; project. Optional modules: Ageing and health; the biological study of behaviour; applied ethology; applied immunobiology of human disease; applying the 3 rs to in-vivo experimental techniques; bioinformatics theory and practice; biology of ageing; cancer studies; cell cycle control and cell signalling in health and disease; clinical epidemiology; cognitive neuroscience; current research trends in musculoskeletal disease; developmental genetics; diabetes; drug discovery and development; experimental medicine and therapeutics; genetic medicine; genetics of common disease; medical biotechnology, enterprise and innovation in industrial bioscience; medical genomics; mitochondrial biology and medicine; molecular microbiology; nanomaterials in healthcare technologies; neuromuscular diseases: bench to bedside; protein structure and function; sensory systems; scientific basis of neurological disorders; stem cells and regenerative medicine; surgical anatomy; systems biology; toxicology; transplantation sciences.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Director of International Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7433