The MSc in Cardiovascular Perfusion provides a high-quality, research-led education that will equip you with enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research relating to cardiovascular medicine and perfusion science. Teaching and learning will include:

  • Advanced physiology and disease states of organs that are affected by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).
  • Pathobiology, epidemiology and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease, heart and valve disease and paediatric heart disease) and their current treatments.
  • Clinical research methods including clinical trial design and management and quantitative statistics.
  • Principles and theories of currently used techniques in adult and paediatric perfusion science.
  • Key elements of a well-designed research project.

This programme is intended to provide advanced level knowledge and understanding of the field of clinical perfusion science culminating in the completion of a novel research project in this area.

Programme structure

The programme is delivered part-time over 2 years by distance learning (online). You will study six mandatory taught units and complete a research project.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Cardiovascular Perfusion (distance learning).

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or, exceptionally, a lower second-class honours degree) in a science or medicine-related subject.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

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If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Fees and funding

UK: part-time (two years)
£4,950 per year
Overseas: part-time (two years)
£12,000 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2023/24

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Career prospects

This programme is intended for students with an interest in enhancing their theoretical knowledge of cardiovascular disease and perfusion science, such as international practising perfusionists who wish to study a higher degree in their field of interest for professional development. Please note that this programme does not lead to accreditation to practice as a perfusionist in GB or Ireland.