University of Hertfordshire - MSc Cardiology and Stroke

University of Hertfordshire

MSc Cardiology and Stroke

The MSc Cardiology and stroke programme is designed for junior doctors with career intentions in stroke or cardiology, general practitioners with special interest as well as acute medicine or emergency medicine physicians who want to enhance their understanding of stroke or cardiology. We also welcome interest from clinical nurse specialists and other healthcare professionals working in cardiology and stroke or emergency or acute medicine.

This programme will provide students with the requisite clinical assessment, Investigation, decision-making skills, treatment plan and management for a range of cardiology conditions and stroke including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions.

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and skills about cariology and stroke. Simulation based education will be used to teach both technical and non-technical skills in the specialists taught modules.

Entry Requirements

A degree in a healthcare discipline at 2:2 or above


The equivalent of 18months Full Time post qualifying experience (excluding internship) and additionally 1 year Full Time in a substantive speciality post in cardiology / stroke

References will be required to confirm specialist experience.

Registration with an appropriate professional body. 

Overseas students will need to satisfy the University's English Language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in each band

Course Details

The programme has two intakes per year - September and May. Commencement dates vary depending on the modules selected.

  • Semester A -September -January
  • Semester B -January - May
  • Semester C -June -September

The MSc Cardiology and Stroke is a modular programme. Some of the modules are compulsory and some are optional. Learning may be shared in some core modules with healthcare professionals on other clinical programmes in Postgraduate Medicine. 

You may study individual modules to gain academic credits or complete a planned programme of study leading to a Masters (180 credits), Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology and Stroke (120 credits), or PgCert (60 credits) cardiology or PgCert Stroke awards. All modules are worth 30 postgraduate credits each. You are allowed 5 years from initial registration to complete your academic award. 

Evidence based practice – online learning
Service development project - online learning
Work based learning
Decision making in cardiology and stroke
Applied clinical assessment and investigation in cardiology and stroke
Specialist masterclasses in cardiology
Specialist masterclasses in stroke

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