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.

Super-resolution imaging of maturing heterochromatin states in developing embryos and stem cells

ESRIC PhD Programme Studentship

PhD project with Prof Richard Meehan (IGMM), Dr Sari Pennings (CVS) and Prof Rory Duncan (HW). 

Application deadline: 26th February 2017

Understanding the mechanism of insulin secretion from islets

This project is one of 15 PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland ( to be delivered jointly by the named University and Company.

PhD Project Available: Defining Adenovirus: Cell Entry Mechanisms: Applications to Gene Therapy

BBSRC EASTBIO DTP - Defining Adenovirus: Cell Entry Mechanisms: Applications to Gene Therapy

PhD project with Professor Andrew Baker. 

Appliation deadline: 5th December 2016

British Heart Foundation 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Science

This is a prestigious research and training programme focused on identifying causative mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.

We are currently offering 4 studentships to start in September 2017.