University of Bristol

Integrative Cardiovascular Science

We are seeking applications from outstanding graduates who are motivated to become the next generation of interdisciplinary cardiovascular scientists. If you are accepted on to the programme you will benefit from a vibrant and collegiate environment, as well as cutting-edge interdisciplinary training. Successful applicants will enrol on a 1+3 year PhD course, with the first year providing unique opportunities to develop a firm foundation in cardiovascular research across the disciplines. This first year includes two four-month research projects aimed at delivering advanced practical training in areas that underpin your subsequent three-year main project. Your choice of final three-year project will be made during the recruitment process (if shortlisted for interview) so that your project direction is clear from the outset. The School of Biomedical Sciences website contains some example project titles. PhD projects will be cross-disciplinary and involve at least two principal investigators from different disciplines. Additional research and transferable skills training will be offered by the programme, along with competitive funds for travel to conferences and workshops. Please be aware that due to the nature of the funding, this programme is open to UK/EU students only.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: A first or upper-second class honours degree in a biomedical science discipline or a closely related discipline (eg medical sciences, genetics, imaging, mathematics, computing). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

The first year will provide the training and expertise required for your main project, which takes place in years two to four. Year 1 A comprehensive four-week induction Two four-month mini-projects tailored to the training needs and interests of the individual student A final three-month block spent developing and refining the project proposal for the main PhD project in consultation with their supervisory team Years 2-4 This will comprise the main project, co-supervised by individuals from across at least two disciplines of fundamental biology, clinical science and population health. There will be regular opportunities to present your work, both in Bristol and beyond, and regular points of interaction with other members of your cohort of students on the BHF programme, as well as other similar programmes funded in the University of Bristol.

Sponsorship information

These awards will normally only be available to nationals from the UK and EU. The BHF provides funding to cover PhD programme fees at UK/EU student rate only. This is a tax-free sum and not subject to any deductions. Tuition fees as well as research costs are covered for the four years of the programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Director of Graduate Studies (Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01173311599