Building the next-generation
of cancer leaders

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre offers a competitive and ambitious training programme for driven postgraduate researchers wishing to develop their cancer research academic careers. Each year, we offer CRUK-funded scientific Non-Clinical PhD Studentships through our Major Centre.


In 2019, we were one of 9 UK centres awarded a multi-million pound Clinical Academic Training (CAT) programme from Cancer Research UK. This award now funds all of our Clinical Research Training Fellowships opportunities and a new, bespoke MB-PhD programme. Find out more about our Training Programme though the following links and pages and find the opportunity that’s right for you.


In partnership with Manchester Cancer Research Centre, The Christie and other partners, we are always actively facilitating further PhD opportunities for a wide range of disciplines including Nurses, and Radiographers (via our CRUK RadNet Doctoral Academy).

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Research Opportunities

Explore the clinical and non-clinical opportunities available to researchers.

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Non-Clinical PhD Studentships

Our Non-Clinical PhD Studentships are suitable for those students with degrees in a range of scientific disciplines. We seek ambitious, motivated students who aim to launch and develop a career in world-leading cancer research.

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Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Our Clinical Research Training Fellowships are open to clinicians who wish to undertake a period of full-time training in a cancer relevant field, leading to the completion of a PhD.

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MCRC & CRUK Manchester Centre: Training & Education Newsletter

Read the Summer 2021 version of the Training and Education Newsletter.

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MB-PhD Programme

The MB-PhD training route enables aspiring clinician scientists to undertake the vocational training of a medical degree in tandem with the research expertise of a PhD in Cancer Sciences.

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Why Manchester?

Your guide to show why Manchester is the place to work or study.

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Researcher Stories

Experiences from our postgraduate researchers talking about their PhD projects and experiences in the laboratories.