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International PhD Academy - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease

University of Leeds

48 months
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The International PhD Academy - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease programme from University of Leeds is particularly suitable for international students with their own funding who have minimal research experience. Our International PhD Academy focuses on bespoke, personalised training and support.


Key Features

Are you an International Student looking for a direct entry PhD programme in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease? Here at the University of Leeds, we have developed a new Academy based within the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM).

Given the worldwide epidemic of diabetes, significant challenges lie ahead in understanding the mechanisms of complications and in developing new strategies for therapeutic intervention. Part of our core mission is to use our expertise to nurture a new generation of scientists who think differently and go on to be instrumental in transforming, understanding and treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We invite you to join us.

Each year will offer up to five places in the Academy for four-year basic science/population studies PhD studentships, available for entry in September/October.

A PhD with us offers you much more than just academic excellence. Our size and diversity mean we can offer you a unique experience which combines our research-based curriculum with a range of opportunities to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for your future.

Highlights of the International PhD Academy - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease programme from University of Leeds:

  • Emphasis on PGR support (dedicated administrator, mentors)
  • Dedicated course administrator and mentoring
  • Extensive relevant taught and real-life training experiences
  • Wide multidisciplinary supervisor pool
  • Located in a stylish state-of-the-art scientific building at one of the largest university-hospitals in the UK
  • Automatic consideration for award of bursary (up to £4,000 per year) for the duration of your PhD
  • Funding available each year to support your conference attendance
  • Home to the British Heart Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research, Professor Mark Kearney

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • This is designed to provide you with all the necessary skills and support to complete your PhD.
  • You will spend 12-week intervals working on two different research investigations and will then progress to your main project, contributing to research as you learn. Bespoke training will be delivered in a complementary manner to the taught component. 
  • Your individualised training plan will be agreed within the first month of the course as the outcome of the discussion with your supervisory team and the programme manager.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have, or be expected to obtain a 2.1 (or equivalent) relevant BSc degree. This must be a subject relevant to your proposed field of research such as biological, physical sciences or other subjects aligned to medicine and relevant to your proposed field of research.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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