Ph.D. On Campus

Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences

University of Glasgow

36 months
23950 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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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.


Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences 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.

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).


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. 

Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at University of Glasgow 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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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