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International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Are you seeking a unique opportunity to realise your full potential as an outstanding researcher in this field?

At the University of Leeds we will encourage you to make a valued contribution to knowledge through your ground breaking research activity.

The University of Leeds is one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK achieving 10th in the UK for research power (REF, 2014) and we are in the top 100 universities in the world for academic reputation (QS World Rankings 2018). Postgraduate research is an integral part of the University. The research you undertake will not only build on your knowledge of your subject but the wider direction of research at the University. At Leeds you will join a thriving community of more than 2,500 postgraduate researchers who are contributing to our vibrant research culture.

Overseas PhD students are invited to join our International PhD Academy at the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM). This programme has been developed to provide bespoke PhD studentships with an emphasis on flexibility and support. We will provide you with personalised training throughout your study, together with a dedicated course administrator and effective mentoring systems.

Why you should study at Leeds:

  •  Extensive taught and real-life training experiences customised for you.
  •  Around 40 outstanding and diverse projects to choose from.
  •   Opportunities to work with experienced clinician scientists.
  •   Located in a stylish state-of-the-art scientific building on one of the largest university-hospital complexes in the UK.

The PhD Academy is particularly suitable for international students with their own funding and minimal research experience. It is focused on bespoke, personalised training and support. You will need to present evidence of funding prior to starting the programme in September 2019.

For further information of how to apply and the projects available please visit our website.


We have up to 5 places available for the academic year 2019/20. Early application is strongly encouraged; interviews will be offered promptly to applicants meeting our eligibility criteria.

International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Our research themes include projects which aim to answer challenging questions about how we treat and prevent cardiovascular and other metabolic diseases.

Cardiovascular

How can we better understand the role of the vascular system in order to provide improved treatment for heart disease and other inflammatory diseases?

International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Medical Imaging

How can we utilise advanced imaging modalities for earlier detection of disease, better diagnosis and treatment planning?

International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Metabolic Medicine

How can we tackle the obesity epidemic and resultant development of type 2 diabetes?

International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Fertility

How can we better understand the effects of age, obesity, high cholesterol levels and coronary heart disease on fertility and subsequent embryo quality?

International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Population studies

How can we predict and prevent development of lifestyle and environmental-related diseases?

International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

For further information of how to apply and the projects available please visit our website.


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