Postgraduate Study & Studentships

Postgraduate Study & Studentships

The Centre for Cardiovascular Science has ~80 students registered on postgraduate training degrees. We offer the following programmes:

PhD in Cardiovascular Science (3 year FT/6 year PT)
MScR in Cardiovascular Science (1 year FT, single project)
These programmes do not carry allocated studentships and students must have the agreement of a supervising PI before applying online. 

MScR in Cardiovascular Biology (1 year FT, 3 research rotations)
This programme has a single entry in September. Students are not required to define a project/PI as these are selected on arrival. 

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. 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 advisers 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.

BHF Four Year PhD Programme 2018

The University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s leading institutions for biomedical research, invites applications for The British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence PhD studentships in Cardiovascular Science.