University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cardiovascular Science

The Centre for Cardiovascular Science aims to foster and deliver research into the causes, consequences and therapy of the cardiovascular diseases. We offer postgraduates 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. The work extends from basic laboratory research through to clinical studies. Six PhD studentships are available in September 2019. Four of these are funded by the British Heart Foundation; two by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. These studentships are aimed at highly motivated candidates with research experience and a strong interest in the cardiovascular research performed within our Centre. The Centre will also consider self-funded candidates for the PhD in Cardiovascular Science. Such candidates will be expected to have an agreement with one of our Centre's Principal Investigators to supervise a PhD project before application and will be interviewed by the Postgraduate Committee. In 2008, the Centre was designated as one four British Heart Foundation Centres of Research Excellence (CoRE) and was awarded £7.6M over a six-year period. 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

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2020 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2020 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2020 26,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2020 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2020 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2020 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2020 4,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2020 13,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2020 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2020 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2020 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2020 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2020 22,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2020 11,100 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Director (Cardiovascular Science)
Telephone number: 
01312426720