The University of Leicester has an international reputation for excellence in cardiovascular research, with research spanning the full spectrum from bench to bedside. We are one of the few universities to hold a prestigious British Heart Foundation (BHF) Research Accelerator Award. We have hosted a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease since 2009 and a Cardiovascular Theme is one of the three core themes of our current NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
Additionally, we host the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands with multiple work streams on cardiometabolic diseases.
The University of Leicester has an excellent track-record of high-quality PhD training, and many students receiving national/international prizes. The University currently has over 1,700 PhD students and runs a number of successful 3.5- or 4-year doctoral training programmes (DTPs) funded by the MRC, BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, AHRC and Wellcome Trust, respectively. The BHF 4-year PhD Programme will be set within a vibrant training environment, alongside the other DTPs, with well-established training and management infrastructure.
Our BHF 4-year PhD programme provides tailored training in cardiovascular sciences and includes broad training in general research and transferrable skills. Five fully-funded studentships (3 funded by BHF and 2 by the University) are available annually, starting in September each year.
Applicants for the Programme must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours, or a UK MSc with merit or distinction, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution. International students will need to satisfy the English language entry requirements (https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/entry-reqs).
All entrants into this PhD programme receive prestigious funding, which covers the tuition fees at standard home student rate and provides a tax-free stipend start at £19,919 per annum and associated research consumables.
Exceptional candidates who qualify as international students will be considered, but must pay the difference between UK and overseas fees themselves.
To apply for a place in this Programme, you are required to complete follow the guidance and complete an online application from here.
Initial deadline for Applications: 28th February 2021.
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