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Using our expertise to develop future scientists - BHF Four Year Programme

Our programme

Soon, 1 in 10 UK adults will have diabetes. In spite of modern treatments, most of these people will suffer major cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke, impairing their quality of life and survival. Our BHF 4-year PhD programme uses our expertise to develop future scientists who can meet this challenge and currently hosts 16 post-graduate researchers. Applications are now invited for 5 new studentships, commencing October 2022.


Applications are welcome from students eligible to pay academic fees at UK rate with, or expecting to obtain, at least an upper 2nd class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area, which might include: medical or biomedical sciences, structural biology, biochemistry, imaging, physics, chemistry, mathematics or computing. Applicants must not already hold a doctoral degree. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Faculty’s English Language requirements, where applicable.


Successful applicants will receive a tax-free stipend (Year 1 and 2 - £19,919; Year 3 - £21,542; Year 4 - £23,298) and the studentship also covers the cost of academic fees at UK rate, subject to satisfactory progress. Laboratory costs of all students are also covered by the programme.

Applications are open until midnight on January 5th 2022.

How to apply

Detailed information about our programme, how to apply and key dates can be found on our website or by contacting us at or

Applications are welcome from UK, EU and international students

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