Taught course

Cardiovascular Biology

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

The programme is intended for high-calibre students with a biological science, medical or veterinary background. The programme serves as an excellent introduction to research in the UK for overseas students intending to proceed to a PhD in this country. Students should therefore have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant biological discipline (or a medical/veterinary qualification) or its equivalent if outside the UK, and have a good grasp of written and spoken English.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the Cardiovascular Biology course is to provide broad-based training in biomedical research with a focus on cardiovascular science.

The major themes will include an introduction to cardiovascular development and the programming of cardiovascular disease, organ function and dysfunction, and the cardiovascular system in reproduction and inflammation.

The intention is to provide an integrated view of the cardiovascular system in terms of physiology and pathology, with input from basic and clinical scientists.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Matthew Bailey
+44 (0) 131 242 6720
+44 (0) 131 242 6782