BHF 4 year PhD Studentships

About the BHF 4 Year PhD Programme

This BHF 4 Year PhD Programme is led by Professor Rhian Touyz and co-directed by Professor Godfrey SmithProfessor James Leiper and Professor Eleanor Davies 

Research within the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences (ICAMS),

1.    Cardiac

2.    Vascular

3.    Metabolic Disease/Diabetes

4.    Stroke and renal disease in relation to cardiovascular disease.

Each of these themes contains strategically linked groups of leading, internationally-respected academics who provide the highest quality supervision to students. Research links exist between staff in the cardiovascular groups and those in other Institutes within the College, facilitating cross-institute collaborations.

This scheme starts with an intensive first year of training in research techniques and theory, and three research placements, prior to a 3-year PhD research project. Each year, five fully funded scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with a strong scientific background. 

Stipend rates start at £19,919 per annum.


Structure for 4 year training period

Structure for 4 year training period

Based on the currently successful 4-year PhD schemes, the programme operates on a one-plus-three year format. The first year provides intensive multidisciplinary training and three 12- week Research Placements, leading to an MRes degree. This is followed by three years full-time research culminating in the submission of the PhD thesis.

Interaction between students from different years is encouraged via the monthly Research Forum and annual Scientific Retreat to facilitate sharing of experience and expertise and help establish long lasting scientific contacts.

Co-Ordinator

Directors

 BHF 4 Year PhD Programme Administrator:

Stephanie Lavery

 Postgraduate Convenor:

External Advisors:

We have both National and International External Advisors:  

International

For more information on our external advisors, click the link below:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/icams/aboutus/externalscientificadvisoryboard/#/

 Review Committee

 

 


Handbook

MRes in Translational Medicine 

Course Information

The programme is part of a 4-year PhD with the first year being an Masters. The MRes is made up of three individual 12-week research placements after an intense two-week induction. Each project will be based on different themes with three different supervisors.

Induction
You will be required to attend an in-depth introductory programme, which will provide training in research ethics, statistics, project design, literature review and laboratory safety techniques.

Placements
The induction is followed by three individual research placements. These are at the core of this programme, providing three separate projects to allow you to define your areas of interest for your PhD studies. Each placement is a 12-week project and this will be with three different principal supervisors. You will be encouraged to choose placements beyond your undergraduate subject experience to
maximise your exposure to new techniques and science. Supervisors are drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines, such as medicine, biomedical and life sciences, mathematics, electronics and electrical engineering, and veterinary medicine.

Assessments
The course assessments are organised under three main modules within the MRes programme.

Research and Critical Review Methods

  • Poster Presentation 
  • Journal Club Paper 1 
  • Journal Club Paper 2 
  • Presentation 1 
  • Presentation 2 
  • Essay 1 
  • Essay 2 

Placement 1

  • Supervisor’s Report 
  • Project Report Write-Up 
  • Oral Presentation 


Placement 2 

  • Supervisor’s Report 
  • Project Report Write-Up 
  • Oral Presentation 


Placement 3

  • Supervisor’s Report 
  • Project Report Write-Up 
  • Oral Presentation 

 


How to Apply

Applications for September 2020 Now Closed

Your initial application will be for Year 1 - MRes in TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE.

Please note the BHF Entry requirements below to ensure you meet the criteria:

  • Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.
  • Candidates for UK based personal awards (e.g. fellowships and PhD studentships) should normally be a national of the EEA (European Economic Area) with relevant connection to the EEA. Relevant connection would be established if an individual has (i) been ordinarily resident in the EEA, and (ii) has an appropriate degree from a university in the EEA, or has worked in a university, hospital or research institution in the EEA for at least the past three years, or did so before taking up an appointment outside the EEA.
  • Candidates who are not EEA nationals may be eligible to apply if the individual has worked in a university (providing it is not for the sole purpose of full-time education), hospital or research institution in the UK for at least three years, prior to the date of application.

Your application will be for the Year 1, MRes in Translational Medicine.  

Applications for this course will be processed for the fully funded BHF 4 year PhD Studentship programme which awards an MRes after successful completion of the first year, and a PhD after successful completion of the programme.

Application Form

IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM, PLEASE UPLOAD:

  • Your CV
  • Degree Transcripts
  • Two references on headed paper
  • A personal statement

Applicants whose first language (or the language of instruction for their first degree) is not English are required to include evidence of their English language ability.Please find more information regarding English Language Requirements https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/translationalmedicine/#/englishlanguage%0Arequirements,faqs,englishlanguage%0Arequirements,englishlanguage%0Arequirements 

For assistance with the application forms please contact Stephanie Lavery on 0141 330 1985 or email Stephanie.Lavery@glasgow.ac.uk    

For further information contact:

Professor Godfrey Smith

E-mail: Godfrey.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 5963

Professor Eleanor Davies

E-mail: Eleanor.Davies@glasgow.ac.uk

Professor James Leiper

E-mail: James.Leiper@glasgow.ac.uk


Postgraduate Study Frequently Asked Questions

Information for New Students

Welcome to the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS). We are a research-intensive institute in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life science at the University of Glasgow. ICAMS is also home to a British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence that focuses on vascular science and biomedicine.

Our address is 

BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre (BHF GCRC)

126 University Place University Of Glasgow

Glasgow

G12 8TA

Our building can be found on C12 on the Campus map 

Maps and Travel: https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/maps/  (PDF) https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_335384_smxx.pdf

For information on Regsitration and Enrollment, accommodation, the library, councelling services, disability services or anything else you may need to make sure you are fully supported, click here:https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/students/new/

College of MVLS 

College of Medicine, Veterinary & Life Sciences Graduate School office will be happy to help with any pastoral/financial/supervisory issues. Their telephone number is 44 (0) 141 330 5800, email mvls-gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk  ‌‌‌and webpage https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/graduateschool/

The College Graduate School office is based: 

Room 111, Level 1

Sir James Black Building (formerly West Medical Building)
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The Sir James Black Building can be found at point B2 on the campus map.

Open 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday

Closed Public Holidays

Other useful links:

Postgraduate Events 

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Student Support 

Students’ Representative Council (SRC)

Library

Councelling

Complaints 

Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service

The Student Services Enquiry Team

The Student Services Enquiry Team will be happy to act as the first point of contact for all student services within the University. A short introduction video which gives more information on the services and support available to students

https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/students/sset/

Can't find what you need from our Knowledge Base or Service Catalogue? Get in touch with us.

Telephone: +44 (0)141 330 7000

Location:
Level 2, The Fraser Building
65 Hillhead Street
Glasgow, G12 8QF

 

 

 

 


Our BHF 4 Year students discuss their experience on the programme