Non-Clinical PhD Studentships

Develop a career in cancer research through our
fully-funded non-clinical studentships

What is a Non-Clinical PhD Studentship?

Our Non-Clinical PhD Studentships are open to recent graduates or final year undergraduates who have, or expect to achieve, a First or Upper Second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. A related Master’s degree is also an advantage.

You’ll have the freedom to explore a wide range of opportunities in basic and discovery research and will gain the necessary skills and expertise to develop a career in world-leading cancer research.


Why do a Non-Clinical PhD Studentship?

  • Graduate with a PhD in a cancer-relevant field
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to develop your academic career
  • Have your PhD tuition fees paid, along with an annual stipend to help with your living costs
  • Receive mentorship and training from world-leading academic clinicians and cancer scientists

Key information

Find out more about our Non-Clinical PhD Studentships.

How to apply
Fees and funding
Eligibility criteria

Melanie Seaton

Meet Melanie Seaton, a Non-Clinical PhD student. In her PhD project, she’s developing cellular micromotors to improve ovarian cancer management.


Alis Hales

Meet Alis Hales, a Non-Clinical PhD student. In her PhD project, she’s developing ex vivo models for breast cancer to define how differential tissue composition and mechanics drive genetic instability in breast cancer initiation. Read more about Alis’s research project.




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