Our British Heart Foundation (BHF) 4-year PhD programme provides tailored doctoral training for postgraduate students with an interest in cardiovascular sciences. Six fully-funded studentships are available annually.
Our unique four-year PhD programme ensures that you will have gained a wider appreciation of the challenges and applications of cardiovascular research by the time you select your final project.
In Year 1, you will undergo training in the cardiovascular system in relation to health and disease, as well as research methods and critical evaluation skills, in addition to undertaking mini research projects to gain practical research experience.
You will receive an MRes award on completion of Year 1. You will spend Years 2 to 4 on your final PhD project while continuing to develop your research skills through additional training.
Our trainees are based in our core facilities, known as the Biomedical Corridor, which comprises the Core Technology Facility (CTF), AV Hill and Smith Buildings. This means you will be immersed in a thriving environment consisting of flexible lab space, state-of-the-art equipment, conferencing facilities and dedicated write-up areas.
All entrants into this PhD programme receive prestigious funding through the British Heart Foundation to support their training.
Studentships cover the full MRes and PhD tuition fees at the home/EU rate, associated research expenses and an annual tax-free stipend (currently £19,919).
Exceptional candidates who qualify as international students will be considered, but must pay the extra overseas fees themselves.
Applicants for the 4-year PhD programme should hold (or expect to obtain) a minimum Upper Second class degree or equivalent in an associated biomedical/biological sciences subject. Due to the nature of the funding, candidates must be UK/EU nationals.
If you wish to be considered for a British Heart Foundation PhD studentship and meet our eligibility criteria, you must complete a single online application.
Full details on eligibility and residence criteria are available on the How to apply page.
Initial deadline for Applications: 29 November 2019.