Clinical Opportunities

Discover our various opportunities for clinicians looking to undertake a period of PhD training in a cancer-relevant field

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Clinical research is vital in helping accelerate discoveries from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside. That’s why we’re committed to training the next generation of clinical researchers so they’re equipped with the skills and expertise they need to succeed. Manchester offers research programmes that integrate at every stage of the clinical training pathway:

  • For current medical school students you can intercalate academic Phd research into your medical studies through our MB-PhDs
  • For registered clinicians, our Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs) enable you to undertake a period of PhD training in a cancer-relevant field.
  • For nurses or Allied Health Professionals, there are opportunities to integrate research alongside clinical and managerial studies

Find out more through the links below.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Our Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs) allow clinicians to undertake a period of full-time PhD training in a cancer-relevant field.


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.

Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Programme

The Higher Specialist Scientific Training Programme (HSST) is a five-year workplace-based training programme, supported by a Doctoral level academic award.

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.

Christie International Fellowship

The Christie International Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity to work alongside global leaders in oncology at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Europe’s largest single site comprehensive cancer centre.

Why Manchester?

See why our students choose to study in Manchester.