CVVS offers a graduate training programme leading to a PhD, MD or MPhil degree. Presently, there are a wide range of postgraduate students working on a variety of laboratory and clinical-based studies.
Postgraduate environment: CVVS research laboratories provide the essential expertise, equipment and academic environment for postgraduate students to train and obtain a comprehensive understanding of medical and biomedical research. Research students are actively encouraged to develop independent scientific thought and are expected to generate scientific abstract and journal publications. All students have regular formal meeting with their supervisors to review progress. Students also have informal daily contact, and small student lead focus groups are encouraged.
Current postgraduate student profiles
Training programme: CVVS has developed and runs an extensive Laboratory Skills Training Programme, to ensure that from the outset all new postgraduate students gain theoretical knowledge of key laboratory techniques that form the cornerstone of current molecular, cell and tissue-based investigations. Students also receive practical and generic transferable skills training, including courses on science communication skills, biomedical statistics and research ethics. Students are also expected make at least one informal and one formal oral presentation of their work to all Centre members each year, with prizes awarded to the best presentations.
Career training: The CVVS graduate training programme prepares the student for a broad range of career opportunities including positions at biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies and academic institutes.
Eligibility: Studentships are awarded on a competitive basis and applicants would normally be expected to have, or be about to obtain a first or upper second class degree in a relevant area.
Application process: Postgraduate opportunities available within CVVS and information on the application process can be found via the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Site.