Research course

Integrative Cardiovascular Science (BHF)

University of Bristol · Faculty of Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

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).

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty Education Team