Sports Cardiology at St George's, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

The only programme of its kind in the UK and Europe, our MSc is taught by world-leading experts from the Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology at St George’s NHS Foundation Trust – one of the UK’s top multidisciplinary clinics dedicated to sudden cardiac death prevention and one of few centres globally specialising in sports cardiology. Our course directors are the leading sports cardiologists in the UK and consultants to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), English Institute of Sport, English and Wales Cricket Board and the Rugby Football Union. Professor Sanjay Sharma is also the Medical Director for the London Marathon and consultant to the football association and the British Lawn Tennis Association. Dr Michael Papadakis is the past-chair of the European section of Sports Cardiology and Exercise of the European Association of Preventative Cardiology (EAPC) and takes up presidency of the EAPC from 2022. As well as their unrivalled expertise and cutting-edge research, you’ll benefit from the team’s global connections. This brings opportunities to hear direct from international experts, evaluate several hundred patients with heart disease, and screen young people and top-level athletes, which has previously included footballers from Premier League teams such as Chelsea and Tottenham, the England rugby squad and the British Olympic squad.


World leaders in sports cardiology have contributed to the creation and development of our MSc modules, giving you access to the most up to date and relevant research and practice in cardiology. The full-time MSc will normally be completed over one year or part-time over two years. To qualify for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), you must complete all core modules (excluding the research project) and two option modules. For the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), students are required to complete four modules. Lectures and tutorials are typically delivered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, leaving Wednesday free for self-study. Our wide range of specialist modules can also be studied individually as part of Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) however, practice modules must be studied with their corresponding theory module. Modules throughout the course may include the below core and optional modules. Please note modules listed here are indicative and the actual modules available may vary when you enrol. Core modules Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits) Cardiac Rehabilitation (15 credits) Principles of Cardiovascular Evaluation of Athletes (15 credits) Practice of Cardiovascular Evaluation of Athletes (15 credits) Principles of Cardiovascular Screening (15 credits) Practice of Cardiovascular Screening (15 credits) Research methods (15 credits) – Optional if you hold another postgraduate degree (MSc, PhD) Research project/Thesis (60 credits) Optional modules Emergency Response Planning (15 credits) Advanced Management and Genomics of Inherited Cardiac Conditions (15 credits) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics (15 credits) Counselling Skills in Genomics (15 credits)

Assessment method

Progress throughout the course will be assessed through a variety of methods, including literature review, essays, case reports, presentations, data analysis and your research project.

How to apply

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a life science subject.  For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1 August on the year of entry for September start. It is highly desirable for applicants to have practical experience in a healthcare role. Please note, we require all students to have a basic competency with the interpretation of the 12-lead ECG. For individuals who do not have experience of ECG interpretation, cannot provide evidence, or wish to refresh their ECG skills, an ECG course offered by St George’s will be available close to the commencement of the course. We may invite you to interview if we are unable to make a decision directly from your application.

English language requirements

Please find extensive information about our English language requirements on our website.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14500* Whole course
Northern Ireland £14500* Whole course
Scotland £14500* Whole course
Wales £14500* Whole course
Channel Islands £14500* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £14500* Whole course
EU £24000* Whole course
International £24000* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Sports Cardiology at St George's, University of London - UCAS