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Medicine, Health & Human Disease: International PhD Academy


Expertise of research area
cardiovascular disease; diabetes; drug discovery; gastroenterology; ion channels; metabolism; obesity; thrombosis; vascular diseases; adipose; aortic aneurysm; biology; Blood brain barrier; brain tumour; breast cancer; cancer; cancer treatment; Cardiac arrhythmia; Cardiac remodelling and repair; cardiovascular; cell biology; cell signalling; coagulation; colorectal cancer; data analytics ; embryology; endothelium; genomics; gestational diabetes; haematology; heart disease; liver cancers; medical care; medical diagnosis; medicine; microbiology; molecular modelling; oncology; ovarian cancer; Piezo; smooth muscle; stem cells; therapeutics; viral oncology; virology

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

This 4-year programme is designed to provide international candidates with a unique opportunity to gain specialist research skills, develop a research area and acquire research knowledge before commencing their individual PhD project. <br /> Successful candidates will follow one of two pathways, each providing a bespoke programme to meet the needs of the individual. <br />

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Candidates registered on the Medicine, Health &amp; Human Disease programme will be members of one of two International PhD Academies, determined by their chosen area of research. Details of these pathways are shown below:</p> <h5>International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease</h5> <p>Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death and disability in the UK and across the world. Diabetes tends to exacerbate cardiovascular disease meaning we are less able to treat it. This is increasingly a problem in our modern society where we have more of a tendency to do less exercise and to over-consume, and so we need to urgently address this through our research.</p> <p>At the <a href="">Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)</a> we are committed to understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular and metabolic disease and in developing new strategies for therapeutic intervention. Part of our core mission is to use our expertise to nurture a new generation of scientists and clinicians who think differently, collaborate effectively and go on to be instrumental in transforming our understanding and contributing to the development of new treatments. More details about this pathway can be found on our <a href="">International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease website</a>.</p> <h5><br /> International PhD Academy: Medical Research</h5> <p>At the <a href="">Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) at St. James&#39;s</a> our vision is to impact locally, nationally and globally on biomedical and clinical research with a primary emphasis on health outcomes. We bring together scientists and clinicians to focus collaboratively on biomedical research and its translation to the benefit of patients. We investigate the causes and medical treatment of disease at the level of molecules, cells, patients and populations. Our medical research interests include the genetics, genomics and cell biology of disease, haematology and immunology, cancer research (from basic biology through to clinical trials and outcomes research), gastroenterology, surgery and pathology and the use and integration of big data sets into these problems. We train the next generation of scientists through state-of-the-art research-led teaching. More details about this pathway can be found on our <a href="">International PhD Academy: Medical Research website</a>.</p> <h5>Medicine, Health &amp; Human Disease Programme Structure</h5> <p>The first year combines taught modules and two mini research projects to provide you with in-depth specialist scientific knowledge and research skills relevant to your PhD. The PhD research project will occupy years 2-4. The design of the 4-year PhD programme allows the creation of a personalised programme for each student with complementary modules chosen to meet your specific development needs relevant not only to your PhD but your future career and employability.</p> <p>A PhD with us offers you much more than just academic excellence. Our size and diversity mean we can offer you a unique experience which combines our research-based curriculum with a range of opportunities to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for your future.</p> <p>You will be part of a prestigious, research-intensive <a href="">Russell Group university</a>. Research and teaching expertise at Leeds places us alongside other outstanding Universities across the globe. Here, you will have an exceptional student experience.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<h5>How to apply:&nbsp;</h5> <p>Please note these are not standalone projects and applicants must apply to the International PhD Academy directly.</p> <p>Applications can be made at any time. You should complete an <a href="">online application form</a> and attach the following documentation to support your application.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A full academic CV</li> <li>Degree certificate and transcripts of marks (or marks so far if still studying)</li> <li>Evidence that you meet the programme&rsquo;s minimum English language requirements (if applicable)</li> <li>Evidence of funding to support your studies</li> </ul> <p>To help us identify that you are applying for this programme please ensure you provide the following information on your application form;</p> <ul> <li>Select PhD Medicine, Health &amp; Human Disease as your planned programme of study</li> <li>If you have a preferred project and/or supervisor please provide the full project title and name the supervisors in your application</li> </ul>

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<p>For further information please contact the Faculty Admissions Team:</p> <p>e: <a href=""></a></p> <p>For further information about the International PhD Academy: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease pathway please contact:</p> <p>e. <a href="">;</a></p> <p>For further information about the International PhD Academy: Medical Research pathway please contact:</p> <p>e. <a href="Ā ">;</a></p>

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