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British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Biomedicine, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (QS) ,
The Institute of Cardiovascular Science (ICS) offers an exciting opportunity to spend one year expanding your scientific skills and experience on three projects with different Institute scientists, from a wide range of research areas before choosing what you want to specialise in for the remaining three years on the programme.

About

Our research is broad, spanning discovery-based laboratory science, clinical translation and experimental medicine, as well as healthcare evaluation, implementation and policy. Cardiovascular research at ICS has an international reputation in device development, cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias, ischaemic preconditioning, imaging and regenerative therapy. We are leaders in the fields of cardiovascular genetics, epidemiology and preventative medicine.

Careers

As well as post-doctoral fellowships (UK and abroad) UCL BHF 4 year students have gone on to form start-up companies, work for research organisations, teach, and work for Research Councils.

Employability

ICS offers a unique environment for the study of basic and clinical science. Our breadth allows engagement with colleagues with professional experience in imaging, regenerative medicine, genetics, epidemiology and translational cardiovascular genomics, preventions and outcomes, and cardiology. A PhD at ICS provides the student with an opportunity to consider cardiovascular disease from the bench to the bedside.

Networking

ICS runs a seminar programme that attracts high-profile national and international external speakers. There is an annual careers event for students, which includes alumni, industry, healthcare and scientific publishing representatives. In addition, our academics have numerous national and international collaborations with academic and commercial organisations, including a growing relationship with Yale University. Together these provide students with broad opportunities for networking and career development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac development
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Imaging
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Metabolism (diabetes and obesity)
  • Prevention
  • Regenerative therapy
  • Surgery
  • Vascular biology and physiology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised taught Master’s degree.

English Language Requirements

  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
  • The English language level for this programme is: Good

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22850 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5085 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5085 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

This programme is funded by the British Heart Foundation.

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