Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
- £22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)
A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or a medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised taught Master’s degree.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
- Cardiac development
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Metabolism (diabetes and obesity)
- Regenerative therapy
- Vascular biology and physiology.
There are four competitive British Heart Foundation four-year PhD positions which students can apply for. Additional three-year British Heart Foundation and Research Council studentships and fellowships are occasionally available for MPhil/PhD students.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- UK, EU, Overseas students
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
Recent graduates have taken up clinical, academic, and postdoctoral positions in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford (2013)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCL (2013)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Imperial College London (2011)
- Consultant Cardiologist, St Bartholomew's NHS Trust (2011)
- Senior Lecturer, University of Singapore (2011)
The Institute of Cardiovascular Science offers a unique environment to study the basic and clinical science of cardiovascular disease, allowing engagement with colleagues with professional experience in imaging, regenerative medicine, genetics, epidemiology and translational cardiovascular genomics, preventions and outcomes, as well as cardiology. A PhD at ICS provides the student with an opportunity to consider cardiovascular disease from the bench to the bedside.
Students are provided with a wide range of study, opportunities for networking, and career development. The institute runs a seminar programme that attracts high-profile national and international external speakers. In addition, academics in the division have numerous national and international collaborative links with academic and commercial organisations. UCL and especially ICS have a special link with Yale University. There is an annual careers event for students, which includes alumni, industry, healthcare and scientific publishing representatives.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL remains one of the world’s leading universities and is consistently ranked in the top 10. UCL is London’s global university, welcoming students from around the world. Set in the heart of London, the campus offers exposure to many different disciplines.
UCL has one of the largest and most dynamic cardiovascular research bases in the UK. The UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science was set up in 2011 to establish a preeminent centre for cardiovascular research. The academic staff have international reputations and, with links to Yale and other major universities, ICS provides a stimulating academic setting.
Student / staff ratios › 90 staff › 19 taught students › 42 research students
Department: Institute of Cardiovascular Science
"Having access to superb facilities and working in a cross-disciplinary team have been highly motivating and given me an excellent understanding of bench to bedside research. I have been fortunate to work with colleagues from all over Europe and I have been involved in multi-centre clinical projects."
Caroline CoatsInstitute of Cardiovascular Science PhD
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now