Study with us

We are part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is ranked in the top 5 UK medical schools. We consist of over 350 scientists and clinicians from over 45 nations making us one of the largest multidisciplinary pharmacological institutes in Europe. Besides our commitment to high-quality research, we also offer a number of education programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level where you will be taught by world-leading experts in the fields of cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammation research.

Undergraduate - Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of medicines. Identified as a major skills deficit by pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, our BSc Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics programme was designed in discussion with biopharmaceutical and research leaders to equip graduates to meet the shortfall, progress into academic careers or apply for entry to training in medicine/dentistry. 

iBSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

This innovative and exciting course in Sports and Exercise Medicine aims to give you the knowledge and skills to assess sports injuries and to understand treatment options, as well as understanding the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise and its use as a health tool.


The field of clinical therapeutics in becoming increasingly scientific, molecular and mechanistic in its approach, with new therapies based upon strategic intervention in well-defined biological pathways. Practitioners and researchers, therefore require increasingly specialist knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and chemistry. This one-year intercalated BMedSci degree will provide a framework of expertise in this discipline and practical experience in clinical and basic science laboratory research.

Graduate Entry Programme (GEP)

Our Graduate Entrant’s Programme (GEP) provides an opportunity for graduates in science and health-related studies to obtain an MB BS degree within four years.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

In recent years, postgraduate study has become an essential part of higher education at WHRI. The significant increase in the number of students recruited onto our postgraduate taught programmes in reflects the popularity and quality of our institution. 

PhD opportunities

We currently host over 100 PhD and MD(Res) students, most being full-time, and more than 50 research master students. Our students benefit from an integrated approach to cardiovascular, inflammation and endocrinology research and training, at the largest pharmacology institute in the UK.

BHF 4 year MRes/PhD

Since October 2013 WHRI has been one of nine UK centres hosting a British Heart Foundation 4 year MRes/PhD programme. For outstanding applicants this programme consists of an MRes course for the first year of study, providing students with the foundation knowledge and abilities they need to proceed to their cardiovascular PhD training.

Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit Training Academy

The Biomedical Research Unit Training Academy offers high-quality training for clinical fellows and healthcare related staff delivering on one of the most important themes of education and training. This programme is designed to be multi-disciplinary and flexible to encourage not just clinicians but also allied healthcare staff to undertake higher degrees and short courses.


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