4-year MRes+PhD Studentships within the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at King’s College London

King's College London

First Call for Applications for PhD studentships in Cardiovascular Sciences opens on 1st October 2017.

The King’s College London British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence offers an outstanding environment for cardiovascular research training. It includes a large number of internationally rated investigators whose expertise encompasses a broad range of cardiac and vascular biomedicine. The School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences is a core constituent of the Centre and the King’s REF2014 submission for Clinical Medicine (UoA 1), which was ranked 1st in terms of the proportion of the submission that was rated at 4* (world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour) or 3* (internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour) across the UK.

We have four studentships available on our prestigious 4-year MRes+PhD programme to commence in September 2018. The programme aims to impart a broad understanding of the fundamental biology of the cardiovascular system, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying disorders of this system, and multi-disciplinary approaches towards the development of novel interventions for the amelioration of such disorders. We believe that it is especially important for the students progressing through this programme to develop an integrated approach that allows them to use a range of complementary methods and techniques to address focused questions. These objectives are achieved through a combination of research mini-projects, workshops and a library project in Year 1, leading to an MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences, followed by a specialized 3-year PhD project in Years 2-4 that is complemented by additional graduate training activities. All principal supervisors on the programme have a strong track record of publications, grant income and successful supervision.

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Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or good upper 2nd class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.  The studentships provide a generous stipend (currently £22,278 in the first year) and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Exceptional candidates who qualify as International Students will be considered, if in possession of documented support to cover the tuition fee differential [currently ca £15,000 pa]).

Application procedure

Please apply online from 1st October at https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/ following these steps:

Register a new account & login.

Open a new application.

Select the programme:

  1. Choose ‘Taught programmes’;
  2. Enter ‘Cardio’, then Search;
  3. Choose: Cardiovascular Sciences MRes / PhD 1+3 (Full-Time). Please note that your application cannot be considered if submitted under the incorrect programme.

Complete and submit your application (please note that we require a ‘Personal Statement’ but NOT a ‘Research Proposal’).

Interviews are expected to be held by end of November

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