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International PhD Academy in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease

PGR-RA-56

Expertise of research area
Cardiac arrhythmia; Cardiac remodelling and repair; cardiovascular; cardiovascular disease; heart disease; Leeds institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine; medical care; medical diagnosis; medicine


Coronavirus information for applicants and offer holders

We hope that by the time you’re ready to start your studies with us the situation with COVID-19 will have eased. However, please be aware, we will continue to review our courses and other elements of the student experience in response to COVID-19 and we may need to adapt our provision to ensure students remain safe. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, regularly visit our website, which we will continue to update as the situation changes www.leeds.ac.uk/covid19faqs

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

The International PhD Academy is particularly suitable for international students with their own funding who have minimal research experience. Our International PhD Academy focuses on bespoke, personalised training and support.

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

<p>Given the worldwide epidemic of diabetes, significant challenges lie ahead in understanding the mechanisms of complications 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 who think differently and go on to be instrumental in transforming understanding and treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We invite you to join us.</p> <p>Each year will offer up to five&nbsp;places in the Academy for four-year basic science/population studies PhD studentships, available for entry in September/October.</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><strong>Highlights of the Programme:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Emphasis on PGR support (dedicated administrator, mentors)</li> <li>Dedicated course administrator and mentoring</li> <li>Extensive relevant taught and real-life training experiences</li> <li>Wide multidisciplinary supervisor pool</li> <li>Located in a stylish state-of-the-art scientific building at one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/" target="_blank">largest university-hospitals in the UK</a></li> <li>Automatic consideration for award of bursary (up to &pound;4,000 per year) for the duration of your PhD</li> <li>Funding available each year to support your conference attendance</li> <li>Home to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bhf.org.uk/" target="_blank">British Heart Foundation</a>&nbsp;Chair in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research,&nbsp;<a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/staff/490/professor-mark-kearney" target="_blank">Professor Mark Kearney</a></li> </ul>

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

<p>Please note these are not standalone projects and applicants must apply to the PhD academy directly.</p> <p>Applications can be made at any time. You should complete an <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/apply-2">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, see requirement below)</li> <li>Evidence of funding to support your studies</li> </ul> <p>To help us identify that you are applying for this project please ensure you provide the following information on your application form;</p> <ul> <li>Select PhD in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease as your programme of study</li> <li>Give the full project title and name the supervisors listed in this advert</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Faculty Graduate School<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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