MRes Cardiovascular Medicine: From Molecules to Man

Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.

I chose the University of Sheffield because of the proven track record in medical research. Some of the teachers are people whose work I have read about in science journals. It is fascinating to be taught by the experts in the field.

Gbadebo Adeleke, Postgraduate student in the School of Medicine

About the course

2018 start

Course description

Lead academic: Dr Victoria Ridger

The WHO estimated by 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from cardiovascular disease. The discovery of effective and novel treatments for disease starts with understanding the molecular and cellular processes involved.

The course is delivered by experts within the cardiovascular field, both clinicians and academics. This course provides a unique research environment within which students can learn valuable transferrable skills encompassing the full range of activity from discovery science at the laboratory bench to the hospital clinic/bedside. The research project forms the major part of your studies, during which time you will be integrated into the Department as a member of an established research team.

Adnan Faizullabhoy, Department of Neuroscience

Core modules

  • Research Skills
  • Vascular Cell Biology
  • Vascular Disease: Models and Clinical Practice
  • Literature Review (related to project)
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered by research scientists, clinicians and clinical research managers. It consists of lectures supported by interactive tutorials and seminars. Demonstrations, simulations and practical classes are also used.

Students will also attend departmental seminars and Research in Progress meetings as well as research group meetings once the project has started.

Assessment is by oral and poster presentations, short reports and a translational perspectives leaflet. The research project is assessed by an oral presentation and written dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time

Entry requirements

2:1 in a relevant science undergraduate degree. A 2:2 may be considered with strong performance in research-related modules. We also welcome medical graduates as well as UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.

English language requirements

IELTS grades of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in listening and no less than 6.0 in the other components.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Victoria Ridger
T: +44(0)114 215 9549

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.