Research course

Cardiovascular Science

UCL - University College London · Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

The Institute of Cardiovascular Science is a centre of excellence in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine. This PhD will widen your horizons and bring you in contact with cardiovascular scientists with links to engineering, nanotechnology, chemistry and genetics, creating opportunities in research, pharma or aligned fields.

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Mrs Joanna Pajerska
+44 (0)20 3108 2354