Masters Training Programme (MTP) in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine

The North-East Scotland (NES) Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Alliance Master Training Programme (MTP) is an exciting new MTP that will expand interdisciplinary cardiovascular and diabetes research between Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee

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This MTP offers opportunities for up to 10 students to join our research community as part of this flagship collaborative programme between the two universities.

Based either in Aberdeen or Dundee but with cross-institutional training opportunities, students will be embedded in vibrant multidisciplinary research teams with a mix of cardiovascular/diabetes clinicians and scientists. Excellent research training opportunities are provided, including MTP specific training events, and more general training and educational activities in the universities, highlighted for example by the newly established Doctoral Academy in Dundee.

Studentship Funding

These non-clinical studentships are funded for 1 year.

Funding includes:

  • tuition fees (UK rate only)
  • stipend –2022-23 - £16,062
  • research consumables


Must possess or be expected to possess by the time of starting the Masters by Research, at least one of the following:

  • First class, or 2(i) honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Masters degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent

English language requirements

IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (Reading 5.5, Listening 5.5, Speaking 5.5 Writing 6.0)

How to apply

Applications should be directed to the University of Dundee or University of Aberdeen depending on first preference but can list up to three projects in the NES MTP that they are interested in at either site in order of preference. Applications will be assessed all together by the NES MTP.

Candidates should provide a 500-word statement supporting their application which should include detail of:

  • Their personal motivation to undertake a multidisciplinary Masters by Research in cardiovascular and diabetes medicine.
  • Why this MTP in general is of interest to them.
  • Why their selected projects in particular are of interest to them.

All applications for Aberdeen should be sent to and for Dundee should be sent to 

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors of the projects of interest listed in their application.

A curriculum vitae detailing candidates’ educational qualifications and other relevant information including the details of 2 academic referees should be submitted together with the application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 March

Shortlisted candidates will be selected for interview which are expected to take place remotely.

Allocation to projects will be on the basis of application and interview ranking, with a matching process in which the highest ranked students are offered their first-choice project, and so on.


If you have further questions, please email:

and a member of the team will help with your enquiry.