12 months
25500 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Take the first steps towards your chosen career by undertaking your postgraduate training in a world leading research environment with the Cardiovascular Sciences programme at The University of Manchester.


Programme description

The Cardiovascular Sciences programme at The University of Manchester enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Cardiovascular diseases are major causes of mortality and morbidity in developed and developing countries worldwide.

We adopt an integrated 'bench-to-bedside' translational approach for understanding the underlying mechanisms responsible for the functioning of the cardiovascular system in both health and disease.

To this end, there is a wide spectrum of research spanning clinical trials, small and large animal models of cardiovascular diseases, whole organs and tissues, cells and single molecule studies. Working together in purpose-built facilities provides for a stimulating and cutting-edge environment.

Examples of research programmes include:

  • cardiac and vascular electrophysiology;
  • cardiac conduction system;
  • calcium and second messenger signalling in the heart and vasculature;
  • heart failure and arrhythmias;
  • hypertrophic signalling pathways in the heart;
  • cardiovascular genetics and development;
  • cellular and protein structure;
  • comparative biology and mitochondrial function;
  • computer modelling;
  • hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes research;
  • vascular biology of small and large arteries;
  • angiogenesis and endothelial biology;
  • stroke;
  • cardiovascular imaging;
  • induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) models of cardiovascular disease;
  • cardiac and vascular regeneration;
  • renal physiology and genetics;
  • renal medicine;

Programme Structure

Our research spans five main themes:

  • cardiovascular genetics and development;
  • experimental cardiology;
  • vascular biology/hypertension;
  • stroke;
  • clinical cardiovascular research;

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree, or the equivalent qualification gained outside the UK, in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme.
  • A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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