Manchester Cancer Research Centre PhD training and fellowship scheme


We offer a range of clinical and non-clinical PhD projects via our CRUK Centre and CRUK Institute:

Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre PhD Scheme is highly competitive. It seeks ambitious, motivated students and clinical fellows who aim to launch and develop a career in world leading cancer research.

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre, in partnership with the School of Medical Sciences at The University of Manchester, is offering Medical School students an exciting new opportunity to complete a fully-funded, cancer sciences PhD. Our MB-PhD programme will train the next generation of clinical scientists. To learn more, please contact Dr Georgina Binnie, MB-PhD Administrator at

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (CRUK MI) offers Cancer Research UK core funded four-year PhD studentships annually.

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is a world-leading cancer centre of excellence within The University of Manchester, core funded by Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. The Institute offers exceptional laboratory facilities underpinned by outstanding core facilities including next generation sequencing, real-time PCR, mass spectrometry, histology, advanced imaging and biological resources unit. Our research programmes span the whole spectrum of cancer research from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to those focused on translational research, drug discovery and clinical trials. We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe which provides a critical link to our mission of improving patient care through translational research. These unrivalled factors combined, provide an exceptional opportunity and environment in which to pursue a PhD.

Core funded studentships are advertised annually approximately one year in advance of academic registration, in September or October. For further details please visit the CRUK MI Education pages.

University of Manchester

PhD projects in all aspects of cancer research are offered through our academic partner, The University of Manchester. Current vacancies can be found through