Research course

Cardiovascular Sciences

University of Leicester · Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Entry requirements

PhD - second class BSc upper division, or Masters degree. MD - MB BS.

Months of entry


Course content

Cardiovascular research has been a major strength of the Leicester Medical School since its inception with internationally recognised research spanning the full spectrum from bench to bedside. The work has had major impact on the treatment of patients nationally and globally. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has strong links with the NHS as illustrated by the award of a National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease. The Department has an excellent record in student training and we are proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award.

The Department has more than 160 staff and postgraduate students, including over 40 academic staff and is part of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology.

The Department hosts the British Heart Foundation Chair in Cardiac Surgery Professor Gavin Murphy.

Department specialisms

Cardiovascular Biology and Disease; Ageing; Stroke; Cardiac Surgery; Cardiology; Medical Physics; Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Vascular Medicine and Vascular Surgery.

Fees and funding

Funded and Other studentships offered by the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

0116 204 4746