Medical students

Duration: 1 year full-time 
Start date: October 2017

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals with a role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, and offers a sound theoretical background together with skills training in both prevention and management.

This course will be available as a 1-year full-time programme only from 2017 entry; the 2- and 3-year part-time options have been withdrawn.

This course is open for applications for 2017 entry. Although this course will remain open until it is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before 1 August 2017.

About the course


This course is aimed at healthcare professionals with a role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, such as physicians, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, physical activity specialists, sports scientists, pharmacists, psychologists or occupational therapists.

It aims to establish a strong research foundation and the practical application of best practice in cardiovascular health and disease prevention.

You will gain knowledge of, and experience in, the theory and clinical application of evidence-based preventive cardiology practice.

We also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Preventive Cardiology, which is available over 9 months part-time. 


Full details of the structure and content of the MSc, PG Certificate and PG Diploma in Preventive Cardiology can be found on the National Heart and Lung Institute website.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree or MBBS degree.

Applicants without the required level of qualification but at least three years’ high quality work experience in a relevant field of cardiovascular health may be considered.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying for then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Further information

Full details of the structure and content of the MSc, PG Certificate and PG Diploma in Preventive Cardiology can be found on the Faculty of Medicine website.

See the full range of Faculty of Medicine Master's courses.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2017 entry:


Islands and overseas students

2017 entry:


Government funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial


We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Although courses will remain open until they are filled, applicants for this course are strongly encouraged to apply by 1 August 2017. Early applications allow us to communicate important information around key dates with applicants directly.

If you need a visa to study in the UK, we advise that you apply by 1 July 2017 to ensure that your visa is processed and approved prior to the start of the course.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

ATAS Certificate
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.