British Heart Foundation 4-Year PhD Studentships 2021

Qualification: PhD

Department: Cardiovascular Sciences

Application deadline: 28th February 2021

Start date: September 2021

Overview

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.

Funding

Funding

All entrants into this PhD programme receive prestigious funding through the British Heart Foundation, which covers the tuition fees at standard home student rate and provides a tax-free stipend start at £19,919 per annum and associated research consumables.

Exceptional candidates who qualify as international students will be considered, but must pay difference between UK and International fees themselves.

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Programme must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours, or a UK MSc with merit or distinction, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.

University of Leicester English language requirements apply

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries

Please email enquiries to Cardiovascular Sciences  cvspgr@le.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

The first year of study will be a MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences followed by PhD

To apply, please use the Apply button at the bottom of the page and apply for the PhD in the first instance. 

Select September 2021 entry

Within the application form, please:

Please specify that you wish to be considered for British Heart Foundation Studentship

In the proposal section please enter MRes+PhD in the project title section. No proposal is required

With the application, please include:

  • CV
  • Personal statement explaining your interest in the MREs + PhD Programme, your experience and why we should consider you
  • Degree Certificates and Transcripts of study already completed and if possible transcript to date of study currently being undertaken
  • Evidence of English language proficiency if applicable
  • In the reference section please enter the contact details of your two academic referees in the boxes provided or upload letters of reference if already available.

Eligibility

Eligibility

The British Heart Foundation Mres + PhD programme is available to UK / EU and International* applicants.

*International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees for the duration of their studies.