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MRes Cardiovascular Health and Disease / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Research
Duration
1 year FT
Entry requirements

This programme has both taught and research components, does not require applicants to have already developed their own research proposals, and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience.

The course is open to medical or science graduates and intercalating medical students.

Candidates are selected from the students admitted to the MBChB undergraduate course at Manchester. The minimum criterion for admission is satisfactory achievement in Years 1 to 3 or 4 of the undergraduate medical programme.

For University of St Andrews students, this includes their 3 year degree programme and the following one or two years spent in Manchester (Years 3 and 4 of the Manchester programme).

We also accept intercalating medical students from other UK universities, including home medical and international medical graduates who can demonstrate relevant experience and commitment to biomedical research.

Normally, a BSc (First or Upper Second, though under exceptional circumstances candidates with a Lower Second will be considered), or equivalent is expected from a British university in an appropriate biological or medical subject.

International students must have an equivalent classification and should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process and quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.

We recommend you apply as early as possible; the deadline for September 2016 entry is 1 August 2016 . We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. Contact pgt.medicine@manchester.ac.uk if you have problems.

Application

Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:

  • two academic references. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly so please inform them yourself;
  • copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English);
  • copies of official university transcripts (with translations if not in English);
  • a personal statement. This should no longer than a page in length;
  • full curriculum vitae;
  • a scanned copy of your passport;
  • proof of English language proficiency (if required).

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to pgt.medicine@manchester.ac.uk . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

This programme has both taught and research components and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience.

This MRes course focuses on cardiovascular research within a unique multidisciplinary training environment.

You will develop broad biomedical research skills, but with an emphasis on application to cardiovascular science.

Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for considerable mortality, disability and a reduced quality of life in the developed world. Despite the large number of treatment strategies, the widespread occurrence of these disorders dictates the search for improved treatments.

The development of new therapies and treatment strategies relies on a continued evolution of our understanding of the underlying mechanisms responsible for the development of cardiovascular disorders.

It is now widely recognised by employers and research councils that unravelling the basis of cardiovascular disease and development of new therapies is a high priority area for investment, especially since the economic burden of CVD is increasing.

However, it is becoming increasingly clearer that a gap has opened up between the skills possessed by new graduates and the skills normally expected on entry to a research degree or an industrial research career.

The MRes in Cardiovascular Health and Disease has been specifically designed to fill this gap for those who wish to pursue a research career in cardiovascular sciences.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees or provide a sponsor letter (which we must first confirm), before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

You will have to cover the cost of printing and binding your project report and dissertation.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Telephone
+44(0)161 306 5439
Email
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