Cardiovascular Medicine, 120 credits

Interested in finding treatments for the most common disease? If so this programme may be of interest to you.

Programme info

Specific entry requirements

This programme requires previous university studies. More information about requirements

Tuition fees

EU citizens

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Non - EU citizens

Tuition fee, first instalment: 70080 SEK

Total fee: 280320 SEK

This international Master programme emphasis on frontline knowledge in the field of experimental cardiovascular medicine. The programme is organized as a PBL (Problem Based Learning)-based two-year study programme and coordinated by the Cardiovascular Research Centre at Örebro University in close cooperation with other research groups in Europe.

The programme is concerned with the understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms related to the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases. In focus are new pharmacological and interventional therapies for future treatments of cardiovascular diseases. The goals are that the students shall acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge and excellent methodological skills including in vivo and in vitro models used to study cardiovascular disease. Part of the program is intertwined with two other Master´s programmes, each supported by the three strong research environments in medicine at Örebro University. The joint courses will provide a broader insight in general aspects influencing public health in society today as well as research methodology and design. All courses are taught in English.

Programme syllabus Cardiovascular Medicine, 120 credits

Qualifications (degree awarded)

Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits]


This Master´s programme will prepare students for research career at universities and pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnical and health care industries.


Level: Second cycle

Language of instruction: English

First semester: Autumn 2017

Pace of study: Full-time

Study venue: Örebro

School: School of Medical Sciences

Study places: 20

Selection: Number of credits obtained within the qualifying main field of study no later than on the closing date for applications.

Specific entry requirements: Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Master of Science in Medicine, or Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine. Alternatively a first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study biomedicine, biomedical laboratory science, biology or medicine. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Application period closed

Application code: ORU-89706


School of Medical Sciences

Student Counsellor: Marie-Louise Larsson

Phone: +46 19303000 (switchboard)

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Head of programme: Allan Sirsjö