Research course

Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected first class or high upper second class BSc degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Our strength is in identifying and designing novel therapeutic strategies that will lead to clinical trials.

Cardiovascular disease is projected to remain the single leading cause of death over the next two decades, accountable for considerable disability and reduction in the quality of life, therefore research is vital to advance its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) is a successful and vibrant Research Institute with outstanding training and learning opportunities. Our purpose-built British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cardiovascular Research Centrehouses state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities and we are one of only six BHF Centres of Excellence in the UK. Our research strengths have been integrated into substantial, well-resourced thematic programmes that build on the strengths of individual, clinical and non-clinical principal investigators. Working in basic, translational and clinical research, our strength is in elucidating mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, identifying biomarkers of disease, identifying therapeutic targets and developing and designing novel therapeutic strategies that will lead to clinical trials.

Start dates are set by both your supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the list of scholarship opportunities by area.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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