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Cardiovascular (Research Division), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Diseases of the heart and circulatory system are the most common cause of mortality in the UK. Over 50 per cent of these deaths (140,000) are from coronary heart disease (CHD) and 25 per cent from stroke, with other causes including heart failure, cardiomyopathy and thromboembolic disorders. Cardiovascular disease also causes substantial morbidity.
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It is the mission of the Cardiovascular Division to pursue integrated laboratory-to-bedside research programmes that improve the understanding of human cardiovascular disease and its treatment.

One of our central principles is to adopt a multidisciplinary integrative approach using in vitro methods and in vivo models, with a strong focus on translational research and the clinical/basic science interface. The division integrates the main research-active cardiovascular groups within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. In addition, we have strong collaborations and interactions with colleagues in other groupings such as the Randall Division (structural biology, imaging, biophysics) and the Division of Imaging Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course study environment

  • The Division has two major sites, namely the James Black Centre at the Denmark Hill Campus and the Rayne Institute at St Thomas' Hospital. We also have a section focusing on biophysics that is embedded within the multi-divisional environment of the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics at Guy's Campus as well as a section at Waterloo Campus.
  • All sites have excellent laboratory facilities and infrastructure, a critical mass of complementary multidisciplinary expertise, and unparalleled opportunities for clinical interaction and access to clinical material.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject (or overseas equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above. 
  • The Cardiovascular Research Division is generally only able to accept students on funded studentships, which are usually advertised and appointed competitively.
  • Enhanced criminal conviction check. Please note that research programmes within the School of Medicine may sometimes require a criminal conviction check depending on the particular topic/method of research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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