Research course

Cardiovascular Sience

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, December, October, September, April

Course content

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.

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

The Centre has an excellent track record for training provision to basic scientists and clinicians. Trainees on our programmes receive direct support from at least two academic advisors during their studies and a dedicated thesis committee provides guidance throughout the programme of research. In addition to research training, the Centre boasts both an active seminar series and a forum for presentation of research in progress.

The Centre offers training to clinicians and basic scientists from biomedical and non-biomedical backgrounds. Several training schemes are offered, covering full- and part-time study.

In addition, there are three distinct 4-year PhD programmes, applications for which should be made directly to the Centre.

Department specialisms

Mechanisms of Vascular Injury; Genetics; Cardiac Disease.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Matthew Bailey (Postgraduate Contact)
Email
matthew.bailey@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 242 6720
Fax
+44 (0) 131 242 6782