Why focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes?
Structure of our Programme
Highlights of the Programme:
- Emphasis on PGR support (dedicated administrator, buddy scheme, mentors)
- Maximized time for the main PhD project
- Overseas visits to other world-leading laboratories
- Support for career development
- Off-campus research retreat in the Lake District
- Publication of a review article
- Extensive relevant taught and real-life training experiences
- Wide multidisciplinary supervisor pool (including clinician-scientists)
- Located in a stylish state-of-the-art scientific building on one of the largest university-hospital complexes in the UK
Although primarily based in LICAMM, students have access to investigators and technology in cutting edge centres of excellence across the University. Examples from the broad range of opportunities include using facilities including:
How to apply
Email the following supporting documentation to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School:
- Completed Faculty Scholarship Application Form
- Full Academic CV including referee details
- Degree certificates and transcripts (or grade transcript if still studying)
- Evidence of funding
- 2 references from academic referees. Please ask your referees to send these references on your behalf, directly to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School
- For non-UK/EU applicants, evidence (e.g.: bank statement, sponsorship letter) that you are able to cover the additional cost of fees, either personally or via a sponsor (approximately £10,000 per annum).
- Evidence of funding
- Evidence of English language ability (NEED REQUIREMENTS)
Enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School.
Applications will be shortlisted by xx/xx/2020. If selected for interview you will be invited to visit the Institute for the day and experience:
- A short talk by the Programme director Professor David Beech and co-director Dr Richard Cubbon who will discuss the research ongoing and the support on hand for PhD students
- A tour of the laboratories and office space in the LIGHT building
- Informal lunch with our current PhD Students
- Short 1:1 meeting with the supervisors of your three selected projects
- The interview itself - 30 minutes and with three members of the Programme management team. We do not require interviewees to give presentations
- Successful candidates will be contacted to discuss their project choice and further options if necessary to ensure they get the best experience
For candidates currently outside the UK, interviews can be conducted over Skype.
For further information about our cardiovascular research visit our Twitter
For questions about the programme or selection process contact us directly via email.
Links to useful sites
International Office - Provides welcome and orientation support and immigration advice and the opportunity to be part of a Global Community.
Doctoral College - provides support and enhances opportunities available to you as a PhD student.
Feeling at Home in Leeds - The University offers face to face support and online tools to help students feel at home and make the most of University life.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School - As a researcher at Leeds, you will be part of a vibrant and welcoming research community both within the Faculty and the wider University.
About the studentships
UK/EU students: This studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees (at UK/EU rate) and a maintenance stipend (£19,919 - £23, 298 per year), based on 2017/18 rates
Non UK/EU students: a maximum of one International Studentship will be considered for an exceptional candidate from outside the UK and EU. This studentship will cover:
- an annual contribution towards the international academic fee, leaving a deficit to be funded by the applicant of approximately £10,000 per annum
- a maintenance stipend (£19,919 - £23,298 per year), based on 2017/18 rates
- The deficit in academic fees for international students must be paid by the student or their sponsor at the time of registration. This can either be a payment for the full amount, or a payment for half the amount outstanding (approx. £5,000), with a second payment for the same amount required half way through each academic year. The academic fee will remain the same for international students for all subsequent years of the programme.
You will need to provide evidence that you are able to fund a minimum of half the academic fees outstanding (approx. £5,000) at the time of application. It is important to note that stipend cannot be used to pay your first instalment of fees. This is because the stipend will be paid to successful candidates on a monthly basis, and cannot be issued until after registration is complete.
Laboratory costs of all students are also covered by the programme.
- Students will have, or expect to obtain, a degree equivalent to at least a UK upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area including; medical sciences, biomedical sciences, structural biology, biochemistry, imaging, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computing
- 4 awards will be available, with a maximum of one for an international candidate
- Applicants applying should not already have been awarded a doctoral degree
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Faculty’s English Language requirements