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Cardiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

We have 20 Cardiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

A PhD in Cardiology gives you the chance to lead your own research project that will further our current understanding of cardiovascular sciences.

Whether you are modelling blood motion in deformable vessels, identifying platelet interactions to prevent cancer, or understanding cardiovascular risk in patients with kidney disease, you will be aiming to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Cardiology?

Doing a PhD in Cardiology you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans genetics and development, experimental cardiology, vascular biology, and clinical research, as well as healthcare evaluation, implementation, and policy.

Some typical research topics in Cardiology include:

  • cardiac and vascular electrophysiology
  • heart failure and arrhythmias
  • cardiovascular genetics and development
  • obesity
  • stroke
  • imaging and regenerative therapy

Typical Cardiology PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete.

To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.

PhD in Cardiology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Cardiology usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You will also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience in Cardiology, depending on the programme.

PhD in Cardiology funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Cardiology are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It is also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Cardiology (although this cannot be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you are considering a part-time PhD in Cardiology, it may also be worth asking your employer if they are happy to sponsor you. 

PhD in Cardiology careers

Depending on your area of interest, you could take up an academic, postdoctoral, or clinical role in the public and private sectors and work with colleagues in imaging, regenerative medicine, genetics, and epidemiology to name a few.

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4 year PhD in Cardiovascular Science

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for a 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Science. Research is focused on identifying causative mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Read more

Repurposing and enriching cardiovascular risk prediction model to identify people at risk of cancer – UCL (part of Health Data Research UK’s Big Data for Complex Disease Driver Programme)

Risk-stratified management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), where people without established disease receive preventative interventions and monitoring based on their 10-years predicted risk, has been highly successful to ensure healthcare resources are allocated to those most likely to benefit. Read more

PhD Scholarship to study blood-brain barrier dysfunction in atrial fibrillation

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and motivated applicant to undertake an original programme of research working within the Brain Barriers Research Group (. Read more

Refractory properties of myocardial borderzone in the human ventricle

Sudden cardiac death is the mechanism of death in more than 50% of cardiovascular related deaths and is frequently due to ventricular arrhythmias (VA).​1​ The most common mechanism underlying VA is reentry, whereby one or more self-sustaining wavefronts of electrical activation result in extreme tachycardias associated with cardiac arrest. Read more
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Finding the eye of the storm: Peronalising atrial fibrillation therapy using local pressure measurements

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia globally, affecting about 2.5% of the UK population. AF increases risk of heart failure, dementia and reduces quality-of-life. Read more

A Melt-Electrospun Cardiac Patch for Regeneration of the Myocardium following Myocardial Infarction using Natural and Sustainable Polymers

The aim of this project is to produce a cardiac patch capable of supporting and regenerating the myocardium following myocardial infarction (MI) using melt electrospinning writing (MEW) of Poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate- co-3-hydroxydecanoate), P(3HO-co-3HD), and alginate (MEW-PHA-Alg), two natural, sustainable and highly biocompatible polymers. Read more
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Funding for The Executive Dean’s PhD Studentship: developing and characterising NOn-mammalian Pre-clinical screening Tool for Ischaemic Stroke research (NOPTIS)

About the Project. The . Centre for Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine.  at Brunel University London is offering a fully funded Dean’s PhD studentship to investigate immune responses and inflammation in stroke. Read more

Join the NIHR-BRC PhD studentship scheme at the University of Sheffield

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is seeking exceptional postgraduate students to join our diverse NIHR Training Academy. Read more

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