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Graduate School

Programme Director: Professor David R Greaves

Programme Co-Directors: Dr Nicola Smart and Professor Kim Dora

Full DPhil in Cardiovascular Science course information (University of Oxford admissions website)

Student Profile 



The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Erica Erica Dall'Armellina

Application Deadline

The new application cycle for entry in 2018 opens on 1 September 2017.  The deadline for applications to be received is 8 January 2018.

Supported by

British Heart Foundation

Further Information

The structure of the programme is changing for 2017, and the list of potential projects has not been finalised.  When making an application, candidates should select one or more areas of cardiovascular research from the list below which they would like to study:

  • atherosclerosis, diabetes and inflammation (academic lead Charis Antoniades)
  • cardiac biology and imaging (academic lead Craig Lygate)
  • cardiac signalling and metabolism (academic lead Manuela Zaccolo)
  • developmental biology and regenerative medicine (academic lead Nicola Smart)
  • endothelial cell and vascular biology (academic lead Kim Dora)
  • epidemiology, genetics and big data (academic lead Colin Baigent)
  • target discovery and therapeutics (academic lead Shoumo Bhattacharya)


Statement of Provision