University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cardiovascular Sciences

The centre for cardiovascular science aims to foster and deliver research into the causes, consequences and therapy of the cardiovascular diseases; postgraduates have the the opportunity to work within internationally leading research programmes addressing fundamental development and control of the cardiovascular system and the origins and consequences of cardiovascular disease; major research efforts are directed at: the metabolic syndrome and risk factors for cardiovascular disease; mechanisms of atheromatous plaque formation and disruption; prenatal programming of cardiovascular disease; renal dysfunction and hypertension; mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction; circadian biology; cell biology.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2.1 or higher result, or its international equivalent; applicants must also be interviewed; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Sponsorship information

Part of Wellcome cardiovascular research initiative; posts are highly competitive and advertised annually.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years
PhD Part-time £ 8,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 3,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 10,675 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Contact
Telephone number: 
0131 242 6720