Funded PhD programmes
There are a number of specialised PhD training programmes available within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.
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.
Postgraduate Research programmes commencing in September 2017
We are pleased that the Department for Education has now confirmed that EU students applying for university places in England in 2017/18 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants, and entitled to home fee status for the duration of their course, even past the point that the UK leaves the EU.
Therefore, students wishing to undertake a PGR programme will be assigned the ‘home’ fee status for the duration of their programme.
BBSRC DTP studentships
The BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides an opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in the biosciences.
British Heart Foundation PhD
Our 4-year BHF PhD provides an intensive introduction to cardiovascular research.
EPSRC CDT Graphene
The Graphene NowNano CDT focuses on healthcare interventions developed from nanotechnologies.
EPSRC/MRC CDT Regenerative Med
This EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine offers opportunities to experience PhD training across regenerative medicine technologies and therapeutics.
The ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre offers PhD funding across the psychological, health and social sciences.
CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Scheme
Develop a career in world-leading cancer research with clinical and non-clinical PhD opportunities funded by the CRUK Manchester Centre.
The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides an outstanding environment for PhDs in the biomedical sciences.
Singapore A*STAR PhD Programme
Our flagship 4-year PhD programme spans the biomedical sciences in partnership with Singapore A*STAR.
WTMCB 4-year PhD
The Wellcome Trust PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology offers advanced training in a range of cutting-edge projects supported by state-of-the-art core facilities.
WTQBB 4-year PhD
The Wellcome Trust PhD in Quantitative and Biophysical Biology is designed to help theoretically trained students take the leap into experimental biology.