The Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre offers a range of PhD opportunities, including clinical and non-clinical projects, for ambitious and driven postgraduate researchers.
Our PhD projects are open to application throughout the year, with the majority advertised from late September with a start date of autumn the following year.
Discover more about the postgraduate cancer research opportunities we provide and see why Manchester is the ideal place to start the next phase of your cancer research academic career.
Discover the postgraduate cancer research training opportunities available in Manchester.
Information For Current Postgraduate Researchers
Find answers to common queries for postgraduate researchers on our broad range of Cancer Research UK (CRUK) training programmes.
Non-Clinical PhD Studentships
Learn more about our Non-Clinical PhD Studentships and other opportunities.
Our MB-PhD studentship allows aspiring clinical scientists and academics to undertake medical degree training in tandem with the research expertise of a PhD in Cancer Sciences.
Clinical Research Training Fellowships
Discover our various opportunities for clinicians looking to undertake a period of PhD training in a cancer-relevant field.
Nursing and Allied Health Professional Academic Pathways
This pathway allows nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs) to develop academic careers alongside their current clinical and managerial responsibilities.
RadNet Manchester AHP Doctoral Academy
RadNet Manchester is the only unit in CRUK’s radiation research network with a dedicated Doctoral Training Academy focused on the development of Allied Health Professionals working in radiotherapy research.