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Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (QS) ,
The Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences programme's, offered at University of Glasgow, strength is in identifying and designing novel therapeutic strategies that will lead to clinical trials.

About

Cardiovascular disease is projected to remain the single leading cause of death over the next two decades, accountable for considerable disability and reduction in the quality of life, therefore research is vital to advance its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) is a successful and vibrant Research Institute with outstanding training and learning opportunities. Our purpose-built British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cardiovascular Research Centrehouses state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities and we are one of only six BHF Centres of Excellence in the UK.  Our research strengths have been integrated into substantial, well-resourced thematic programmes that build on the strengths of individual, clinical and non-clinical principal investigators.   Working in basic, translational and clinical research, our strength is in elucidating mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, identifying biomarkers of disease, identifying therapeutic targets and developing and designing novel therapeutic strategies that will lead to clinical trials.

STUDY OPTIONS

PhD programmes in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) last 3-4 years, with individual research projects tailored around the expertise of principal investigators within the Institutes. Basic and clinical projects are available for study. A variety of approaches are used, including molecular biology, biochemistry, epidemiology, mathematical modelling, bioinformatics, genetics, cell biology (including advanced in vitro and in vivo imaging), immunology and polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc).

Resources

Our laboratories are well resourced and we offer a wide range of cutting-edge research facilities, including core facilities in:

  • Optical Imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Spectroscopy
  • Cell Biology
  • High throughput genotyping
  • Phenotyping
  • Clinical trials
  • a wide range of cellular, molecular and biochemical analysis tools. 

Our excellent facilities underpin a bench to bedside approach that will equip you with research specific and generic training and skills complementary to a wide range of career options.  We can tailor your study pathway to the precise aspects of cardiovascular research that suit your objectives.

You will emerge equipped with the skills necessary for a career in the highly competitive field of cardiovascular science and medicine. Future career opportunities include basic and clinical cardiovascular research in academia or industry, education, NHS, Clinical Biochemistry, public health bodies, media and publishing, funding agencies and scientific charities.

The Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences programme is offered at University of Glasgow.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Vascular science and medicine
  • Cardiovascular biology and cell signalling
  • Cardiovascular gene therapy for the treatment of vascular disease
  • Basic and clinical cerebrovascular disease e.g stroke 
  • Stem cell therapies for Cerebrovascular disease
  • Genetics, genomics and systems medicine 
  • Adrenal Corticosteroids in cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes , obesity, metabolic and renal disease
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Cardiovascular clinical trials
  • Sport & Exercise Science& Medicine

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.
  • English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21020 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Alumni discount

A 10% discount is available to University of Glasgow alumni. This includes graduates and those who have completed a Junior Year Abroad, Exchange programme or International Summer School at the University of Glasgow. The discount is applied at registration for students who are not in receipt of another discount or scholarship funded by the University. No additional application is required.

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