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BHF Centre 3-Year Interdisciplinary PhD Studentships

Applications for the 2015/16 intake are now open.

The King’s College London British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence offers an outstanding environment for cardiovascular research training. It includes a large number of internationally rated investigators whose expertise encompasses a very broad range of cardiac and vascular biomedicine. The unit performed exceedingly well in the recent RAE, being the only institution to be in the top 3 both on average quality score and research power.


Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or good upper 2nd class degree in a relevant subject and must meet BHF residency requirements.


Funding includes stipend at the BHF London rate (currently £22,278 pa), tuition fees at the Home/EU rate, plus consumables. Non EU/Home students will be expected to pay international tuition fees.


Should you have any enquiries please contact Joanna Jenner, Divisional Manager, on or (020) 7848 0263.

Available Projects

Imaging the progression of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure using hypoxia-targeting PET agents (REF-BHF1/15). For more information about the project click here

Application Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015

First Supervisor - Dr Richard Southworth

Second Supervisor - Dr James Clarke

Novel bioinformatics tools for assessing the impact of titin sequence variants in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and core myopathies on protein structure and function (REF-BHF2/15). For more information about the project click here

Application Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015

First Supervisor - Prof Franca Fraternali

Second Supervisor - Prof Mathias Gautel

How to Apply

Application procedure: 

Please apply online at following these steps: 

- Register a new account / login. 

- Open a new application. 

- Select the programme: 

1. Choose ‘Research degrees’; 2. Enter ‘Cardio’, then Search; 3. Choose: Cardiovascular Research Division MPhil/PhD (Full-time); 4. Choose: ‘October 2015’ as the start date (your application cannot be considered if submitted under the incorrect programme) 

- Complete your application, ensuring you name or reference this project and any other 3 year projects you would like to apply for under the ‘Research Proposal’ section. Please note you can only submit one application for all the available PhD projects. If you would like to submit different personal statements according to the different projects, please email 

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