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    This new programme aims to develop your interest in translational cardiovascular research and medicine and equip you with an enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in this area. The programme provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of translational cardiovascular medicine, and will help you to develop essential skills and prepare for employment or a further higher degree in this field. In addition, you will also be introduced to key practical techniques (by means of online videos) employed in this field.

    The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of students including scientists and clinicians.

    Programme structure

    This programme is delivered by clinicians and scientists via distance e-learning. Three twoweek residential workshops will also be held in Bristol, comprising lectures and seminars as well as journal clubs, practical sessions and assessments. Each distance-learning module will comprise online tutorials and lectures plus essays and assessment by email and conferencing.

    Core units

    * Generic Laboratory Skills

    The theoretical aspects and the practical details of laboratory methods that are relevant for translational cardiovascular medicine research.

    * Clinical Trials and Statistics

    The underlying principles of good clinical trial design and appropriate use of statistics.

    * Coronary Artery Disease I

    An overview of the clinical problem of coronary artery disease (including risk factors, diagnosis, imaging and pathobiology).

    * Coronary Artery Disease II

    The current clinical and drug interventions used for coronary artery disease and emerging new technologies and research.

    * Heart and Valve Disease

    Key topics related to cardiac and valve disease, including diagnosis of disorders and integration of pathophysiology with clinical management.

    * Paediatric Heart Disease

    Genomics and epidemiology of congenital heart disease and the pathology of congenital heart defects and their complications, current interventions and emerging new approaches.

    * Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Stroke

    Clinical, pathobiology and translational aspects.

    Research Project

    This can either be a 'wet' (based in Bristol) or a 'dry' (remote) project of an appropriate area of study and presented in written form and orally with a mini-poster.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements

    Undergraduate applicants may use UCAS system or Common App (for all courses except medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences). International students may find country-specific admission criteria on the website. For instant, student from Russia with a Certificate of secondary education may be admitted to the Univeristy of Bristol only after foundation/bridging program, while those with International Baccalaureate/A-level degree may apply directly to undergraduate programs.

    Graduate students have to use university's website for application. All documents should be uploaded on this website and the admission decision will also be provided on the website.

    International students should provide English test results in order to apply to both undergraduate and graduate programs. University of Bristol accept various tests, including IELTS, TOEFL, CAE/CPE and some others. Language requirements may depend on the type of program: they are typically higher for Art&Humanities and lower for Science programs. For instance, the highest IELTS score required (profile A) for undergraduate and graduate programs is 7.5 (7.0 in each section).


    Program requirements

    IELTS score required for this program is 6.5 (6.0 in every section). Required documents include:

    • Two academic references

    • Degree certificate

    • Academic transcripts

    • Personal statement

    • CV

    • English language certificate

    There are 20 places on this program for domestic and international students. University of Bristol and School of Medical Studies also organize open days for potential students. Students will get a degree after 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time and distance learning).

    The University offers a number of scholarships and studentships to postgraduate students. Further information on funding for UK studentsand funding for international students is available.

    In some cases, departments have access to programme-specific funding. We've provided some information about these options with the individual programme entries. However, we recommend that you also contact the department to which you are applying to enquire about any other possibilities, which they may be able to offer.

    For the most up-to-date external funding opportunities for taught and research students please see postgraduate studentships.

    Accreditation

    A distinguished heritage

    The University of Bristol has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. It was the first institute of higher education in the country to admit women on an equal basis with men and in 1946 established the UK's first university drama department. More recently, the University has influenced many aspects of our lives through life-changing research in areas such as cot death prevention and 3G mobile technology innovation.

    Investing in the future

    We aim to give you the best student experience possible and we continually invest in new and existing facilities, training, technology and services. We offer a high-quality, research-led education that encourages independence of mind. Studying at university is a significant investment and we will ensure that you are prepared for your chosen career. A Bristol degree is highly attractive to employers and a sound investment in your future.

    Outstanding people

    We offer you the chance to explore your chosen subject with world-leading academics as well as other students who share your passion. We continually enhance our global reputation through our research and by recruiting the best academics. As a leading university, we attract students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community.

    A wealth of opportunity

    The University is small enough to feel warm and friendly, with personal tutors, student health and welfare services, and accommodation wardens to support you, but big enough to provide outstanding extra-curricular opportunities. There are hundreds of student societies that will give you opportunities to broaden your horizons and forge lifelong interests and relationships.

    A green university

    The environment is high on our agenda. We were the first university to take part in the Green Impact Awards, a scheme to reduce collective environmental impact, and one of only eight UK universities selected to take part in a pilot for the Green Academy programme to make sustainability part of the curriculum. We have also won accolades for our energy efficiency, our transport planning and our environmentally innovative

    The university for you

    By coming to Bristol, you will share in our proud heritage and help shape our future. We hope that when you see all that Bristol has to offer, you will decide that this is the place for you.

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