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Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation
MSc / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate
This flexible Master's course commenced in 2003 and has grown significantly, now accepting approximately 20 full-time and part-time students per year, including international students. The course is highly flexible, allowing students to study part time or full time to suit personal and work commitments. This is achieved through modules being delivered over three days followed by eight weeks of campus or home-based learning.
Come to our Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 4th June to find out more about this course.
|Campus||Parkgate Road Campus, Chester|
|Course||MSc / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate|
|Length||1 Year full time or 2-4 Years part time (MSc/Postgraduate Diploma), 1-2 Years part-time (Postgraduate Certificate)|
You can apply online for the MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation programme.
* The information on fees is intended as a guide only.
* Fees can be paid in full or in monthly payments.
Postgraduate Certificate - successful completion of three taught modules
Postgraduate Diploma - successful completion of six taught modules
Taught modules are scheduled monthly.
One-year, full-time MSc students normally undertake one taught module per month, thereby completing the taught modules between September and April (eight months), and undertake the Research Project from May to September (four months).
However, students who wish to work at a slower pace may take up to four years to complete the MSc course.
The course is highly flexible, and students may study modules at their own pace to fit in with work or other commitments. The programme is designed to attract students nationally and internationally since each taught module is studied over three days of attendance in Chester, followed by eight weeks of campus or home-based learning.
Taught modules may also be attended as:
Each taught module is assessed by a 4,000-word written assignment or its equivalent - e.g. poster presentation. There are no formal examinations.
Following the completion of six taught modules, MSc students are required to undertake a programme of personal research.
Projects may be laboratory-based at the University, or work-based, and students are under the direction of an individually allocated supervisor.
The course was designed: (i) to provide postgraduate education and training opportunities for health professionals; and (ii) to provide opportunities for those aspiring to work in this high profile field.
Career opportunities in this field are developing rapidly, below is just a sample of the positions our graduates have been successful in gaining:
My experience of studying at the University of Chester on the MSc in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation has been a wonderful journey. I found the course content to be extensive; encompassing all the essentials necessary for delivering and working on a cardiac rehabilitation programme. Though the style of learning, namely writing assignments using critical appraisal and current evidence, was new and challenging at first, with guidance from staff and hard work of course, I found it intellectually enriching.
Being an International student, the student support team were very good in offering all the help and guidance I needed when I first came over. I especially enjoyed living in beautiful and student-friendly Chester.
Today working as a part of an expanding Cardiac Rehabilitation service in the NHS, it is fantastic to be able to apply my learning to my work. Be it exercise testing and prescription, or statistics and research, or cardiac psychology – all modules have proved very useful so far. Understanding how cardiac rehab was established and continues to be delivered in the UK is quite fascinating as well.The most satisfying aspect for me though is my patients’ appreciation for the work we do. In the future, wherever my career may progress, I am sure my learning and experience so far will stand me in good stead.
The course is open to candidates with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.
You can apply online for the Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation course.