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.
We’re looking for ambitious, motivated candidates who want 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 in line with your current salary
- Receive mentorship and training from world-leading academic clinicians and cancer scientists
Find out more about our Non-Clinical PhD Studentships.
Our Non-Clinical PhD Studentship opportunities for 2024 entry have now closed.
To be considered for our Non-Clinical PhD projects, you must submit a formal online application form.
Applications must be submitted on The University of Manchester’s CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Scheme (MCRC) website.
We encourage all candidates to make contact with supervisors who they are interested in working with on postgraduate research programmes ahead of submitting an application.
Our Non-Clinical PhD Studentships are usually funded for three years, with funding covering:
- Project running costs
- University tuition fees university tuition fees (at the UK rate, with some scholarships available for high-performing EU/International candidates)
- An annual stipend of £21,000 per year to help with living costs
Studentships are highly competitive and so we encourage you to contact any supervisors who you are interested in working with before applying for our Non- Clinical PhD Studentships.
The University of Manchester aims to support the most outstanding applicants from outside the UK.
We are able to offer a limited number of bursaries to high-performing EU and international candidates, covering PhD fees only. Bursaries do not include financial support for visa/health surcharges.
We assessed each EU and international candidate’s suitability for a bursary at the application and interview stages.
You must hold, or be about to achieve, a First or Upper Second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. A related Master’s degree is also an advantage.
International applicants (including EU nationals) must ensure they meet the academic eligibility criteria (including English Language) before contacting potential supervisors to express an interest in their project. Eligibility information can be found on the University’s Country Specific information page.
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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