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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation MSc

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cardiovascular Medical Studies Nursing: Specific Conditions Physiotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been developed in conjunction with the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation for healthcare professionals and people aspiring to work in the evolving field of cardiovascular rehabilitation. You are supported by teaching staff who are active in research critical to our understanding of cardiovascular health. The programme is designed for people already working in the field, as well as students without a professional background. Gain a grounding in the theory and practice of cardiovascular rehabilitation and apply this knowledge to real-life settings. We have strong links with the NHS and the City Healthcare Partnership. Heart patients come to the University twice a week and are involved in our research, which currently includes a study of the benefits of high-intensity training to heart health. We are currently seeking accreditation to allow students to register for the BACPR exercise instructor training qualification This will permit them to work directly with cardiac patients undertaking structured exercise training programmes in the UK. The programme is available at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters level. It is designed to allow flexible study, enabling professionals to continue working.

Future prospects: This programme has been designed as a vocational qualification for professionals and graduates wanting to expand the life chances of people living with heart disease. Many people undertaking this programme of study may already work in the health service. For these students, the course will strengthen your CV and enable further professional development as you become an expert in your field. People who do not already work in the sector may seek employment within the NHS, or with private healthcare providers, including BUPA and Nuffield Health, or as sports rehabilitators.

Different course options

Full time | Hull Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Methods and Statistics - Core
Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation - Core
Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming - Core
Cardiovascular Disease, Treatments and Investigations - Core
Professional Practice and Clinical Placement - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject (sport and exercise science, nursing, sports therapy, physiotherapy, public health or medicine). Once you start the programme, the school will administer an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on your behalf. A successful enhanced DBS check is required for they to be able to participate in a Clinical Placement, which forms a mandatory inherent part of the second semester. Students should only apply for this programme if they are confident that your enhanced DBS check will be satisfactory. If it is not, they will not be able to complete the programme.