We offer several specialised PhD training programmes that come with funding.
Some of these programmes offer interdisciplinary or structured training during the first year or placements outside of the lab.
All of our funded programmes are shown below. For other sources of financial support, visit our funding opportunities page.
Excellence in Diversity PhD Scholarships
Fully funded studentships for candidates from groups under-represented in postgraduate research.
More about the Excellence in Diversity scholarships
Joint scholarships with the China Scholarship Council (CSC)
Scholarships for Chinese PhD students through a joint scheme between the University and the CSC.
More about joint scholarships with the CSC
BBSRC DTP studentships
The BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides an opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in the biosciences.
More about BBSRC DTP studentships
MRC DTP studentships
The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides an outstanding environment for PhDs in the biomedical sciences.
More about MRC DTP studentships
British Heart Foundation PhD
Our 4-year BHF PhD provides an intensive introduction to cardiovascular research.
More about the British Heart Foundation PhD
Wellcome Trust Immunomatrix in Complex Disease PhD
A 4-year PhD programme at the interface of immunology and matrix biology research.
More about the Wellcome Trust Immunomatrix in Complex Disease PhD
CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Scheme
Develop a career in world-leading cancer research with clinical, MB-PhD and non-clinical PhD opportunities funded by the Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre.
More about the CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Scheme
CRUK Manchester Centre MB-PhD
Combining medical training with research training in the area of cancer sciences.
More about the CRUK Manchester Centre MB-PhD
CRUK Manchester Institute PhD studentships
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute have PhD projects on offer spanning the whole spectrum of cancer research.
More about the CRUK Manchester Institute PhD studentships
ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership
ESRC funding for postgraduate training in the social sciences is available through the North West Social Sciences DTP.
More about the ESRC North West Social Science DTP
PhD studentships are available in an innovative new centre for doctoral training in biosocial research.
More about the Social-Biological CDT
HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme in Health Data Science
PhD studentships are available for research within health data science.
More about the HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme in Health Data Science
Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) PhD studentships
Studentships for clinical and non-clinical PhD projects in cancer, inflammation and other areas with the Manchester BRC.
More about the Manchester BRC PhD studentships
President's Doctoral Scholar awards
Studentships for outstanding international (non-UK) candidates seeking PhD opportunities.
More about the President's Doctoral Scholar awards
Dual Award PhD with the University of Melbourne
Apply for a project from the Dual Award PhD programme between Manchester and Melbourne.
More about the Dual Award PhD with the University of Melbourne
Kennedy Trust IMPACT Inflammation MB-PhD
Combining the vocational training of a medical degree with the research expertise of a PhD.
More about the Kennedy Trust IMPACT Inflammation MB-PhD
The Boots Company Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP)
Undertaking world-class bioscience research in skin health.
More about the The Boots Company CTP