British Heart Foundation 4-Year PhD Studentships 2021
Our British Heart Foundation (BHF) 4-year PhD programme provides tailored training in cardiovascular sciences and includes broad training in general research and transferrable skills. Five fully-funded studentships are available annually, starting in September each year.
Key features of the Programme
- The Programme incorporates an MRes in Cardiovascular Science in year 1 followed by a PhD project in years 2-4. Students who successfully complete this 4-year training programme will gain both an MRes CVS degree and a PhD degree.
- The MRes in the first year enables students from different backgrounds to develop a sound knowledge-base of cardiovascular sciences and a wide range of research and technical skills, for a solid preparation for their PhD. The MRes includes also mini-projects providing the opportunity for students to broaden their research experience and to input into the design of their final PhD project.
- There are opportunities for students to undertake projects under the guidance of principal investigators with world-leading expertise in a cutting-edge research area such as cardiovascular genomics, proteomics, biomarker discovery, data science, lifestyle risk factors, clinical translational research, and interdisciplinary cardiovascular research.
- Each studentship provides an attractive stipend (£19,919 per annum) and covers tuition fees at standard home student rate.