Postgraduate Life

Find out why Manchester is the ideal place to start the next phase of your cancer research academic career

Manchester Cancer Research Centre | Postgraduate Life

Study with us in Manchester and you’ll learn from world-leading cancer researchers, have access to cutting-edge facilities and pioneer your own research discoveries to help in our fight against cancer.

Based primarily from the Withington Cancer Campus in south Manchester, our students benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities at the Oglesby Cancer Research Building and £150 million Paterson Research Building and learn alongside leading research and clinical staff at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Europe’s largest single site cancer hospital.

Why Manchester?

Find out why postgraduate students choose to study in Manchester.

Empowering Future Leaders

Find out how we empower students to become future leaders in cancer science and learn about the training cornerstones that underpin our PhD programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about studying a PhD.

Alumni Stories

Alumni from the MCRC  go on to accomplish incredible things. Read their stories about how a cancer PhD has equipped them with the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Researcher Stories

Read first-hand experiences of from cancer scientists from across Manchester.


Discover the postgraduate cancer research training opportunities available in Manchester.

Researcher Development

You can access a range of training and support to help develop the necessary skills to complete your research degree and transition to the next stage of your career.