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The William Harvey Research Institute

William Harvey Research Institute
British Heart Foundation 4 year MRes/PhD programme

The William Harvey Research Institute is currently the UK’s largest academic pharmacological research institute, with 530 scientists and clinicians from more than 40 nations, and has a long history of training talented scientists for careers in cardiovascular sciences and translational research ( In the UK Research Assessment Exercise (2014) 90% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent. We are now seeking outstanding life sciences graduates for our BHF funded 4 year MRes/PhD programme to commence in October 2020.

Successful applicants will join our Translational Cardiovascular Academy and undertake an MRes course for the first year of study offering students the foundation knowledge, technical and transferable abilities they will need to proceed to their PhD training. The year is divided into distinct sections, the first being dedicated to the teaching of essential skills followed by laboratory-based research projects. Upon successful completion of their MRes studies, students will continue to study for a 3 year PhD working with their chosen supervisor in a cardiovascular related field within the William Harvey Research Institute or wider medical school and college.

All students will be based in the attractive Charterhouse Square campus in the City of London with access to exceptional scientific and recreational facilities

This training will be an invaluable foundation for individuals wishing to pursue a career in industry or academic research in the area of cardiovascular science.

Successful applicants will receive an award covering tuition fees and a bursary at the applicable BHF rates (currently £22,278 for the first year). There are currently no residency requirements for BHF studentships (see BHF website for more detailed information).

For further information, please see our website:

You can also contact the course co-ordinator: Prof Adrian Hobbs ([email protected])


As the first year of the course requires attendance on our MRes course please make your application online to the following programme:
A3R2 MRes One year full-time: Cardiac and Vascular Medicine

Please indicate on your application form under the Funding section (page 6) that you are applying for funding under ‘WHRI/BHF’.

The closing date for applications is 6th December 2019.

British Heart Foundation

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