This part-time course is designed to provide up to date knowledge and identify the evidence upon which to base both current and future practice.

The course is designed to provide anacademically challenging and innovative approach to cardio-respiratory nursing by placing research and dissemination squarely alongside familiar management, practical and teaching roles at senior clinical level.

Throughout the course a work-related dissertation should be prepared for submission in September of the final year.

Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills. This course was developed with employer needs in mind. It was guided by NHS employers in London, a representative from the British Association of Nursing in Cardiovascular Care and the British Heart Foundation. The programme has links with the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust who contribute towards its delivery.

The course offers students an opportunity to carry out research projects in healthcare organisations.

At a glance…

Duration: 2 years part-time

Start date: October

Entry requirements: UK degree with first or second class grading or equivalent and professional nursing registration (Registered General Nurse or Registered Sick Children’s Nurse) and minimum 3 years experience in cardio-respiratory nursing.

Related courses: Postgraduate certificate in respiratory nursing

Postgraduate certificate in cardiac nursing

Location: Royal Brompton campus

Organised by: National Heart and Lung Institute

Department: Cardiac/Thoracic Medicine


How to apply


Delivery mode

Group work, Lectures, Practical training, Simulation, Tutorials

Assessment mode

Examination, Project Dissertation and Viva Voce


Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree