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Cardiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 45 Cardiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in Cardiology gives you the chance to lead your own research project that will further our current understanding of cardiovascular sciences.

Whether you are modelling blood motion in deformable vessels, identifying platelet interactions to prevent cancer, or understanding cardiovascular risk in patients with kidney disease, you will be aiming to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Cardiology?

Doing a PhD in Cardiology you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans genetics and development, experimental cardiology, vascular biology, and clinical research, as well as healthcare evaluation, implementation, and policy.

Some typical research topics in Cardiology include:

  • cardiac and vascular electrophysiology
  • heart failure and arrhythmias
  • cardiovascular genetics and development
  • obesity
  • stroke
  • imaging and regenerative therapy

Typical Cardiology PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete.

To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.

PhD in Cardiology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Cardiology usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You will also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience in Cardiology, depending on the programme.

PhD in Cardiology funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Cardiology are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It is also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Cardiology (although this cannot be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you are considering a part-time PhD in Cardiology, it may also be worth asking your employer if they are happy to sponsor you. 

PhD in Cardiology careers

Depending on your area of interest, you could take up an academic, postdoctoral, or clinical role in the public and private sectors and work with colleagues in imaging, regenerative medicine, genetics, and epidemiology to name a few.

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Development and Disease Modelling in Engineered Vascular Tissues

Start Date. 1st October 2023. Application consists of completing an online application. Please visit. KCL website. for more information on the project, eligibility criteria and application instructions. Read more
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Personalised pulmonary rehabilitation: harnessing the power of cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Exeter Biomedical Research Centre - NIHR funded PhD Studentship for 2023/24 Entry

About the Partnership. The National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Exeter (NIHR Exeter BRC) is a collaboration between University of Exeter (UoE), The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHS Royal Devon) and other SW NHS organisations. Read more

Digital Music Therapeutics for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

This research project focuses on developing individualised, explanatory computational models for modulating autonomic responses through music that can be used in digital therapeutics for cardiovascular health, with focus on treatments for raised blood pressure. Read more

Modelling blood motion in deformable vessels

This project aims to introduce a novel approach in studying blood flow in deformable vessels by simultaneously considering both the fluid (blood) and the structure (vessel) through analytical and numerical approaches. Read more

PhD in addiction medicine

This 3-year PhD will explore the mechanistic insights into the pathophysiology of opioid dependence by examining vascular function and oxidative stress. Read more

Join the NIHR-BRC PhD studentship scheme at the University of Sheffield

As a world leading centre for research and training, the NIHR Sheffield BRC is keen to attract and cultivate the most promising academic researchers. Read more

A Multi-Omics approach to understanding cardiovascular risk in patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease

Background. End-stage Kidney failure, also known as End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD), is the final, irreversible stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD), where kidney function has worsened to the point that the kidneys can no longer function independently. Read more

Building a toxicological screen to predict drug-induced pulmonary hypertension (RANAA_U23MRC)

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating, often fatal disease, affecting both children and adults, which is caused by structural changes (vascular remodelling) of pulmonary blood vessels leading to their narrowing and obliteration (PMID:15194174). Read more

The British Heart Foundation 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Science

The University of Edinburgh, a world-leading institution for biomedical research, invites applications to The British Heart Foundation 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Science. Read more

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