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.
Weizmann Institute of Science PhD studentships
Conduct research at Manchester and in Israel through our funded four-year PhD projects.
BBSRC DTP studentships
The BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides an opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in the biosciences.
The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides an outstanding environment for PhDs in the biomedical sciences.
British Heart Foundation PhD
Our 4-year BHF PhD provides an intensive introduction to cardiovascular research.
Wellcome Trust Immuno-Matrix in Complex Disease
A 4-year PhD programme at the interface of immunology and matrix biology research.
Singapore A*STAR PhD Programme
Our flagship 4-year PhD programme spans the biomedical sciences in partnership with Singapore A*STAR.
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.
CRUK Manchester Institute PhD studentships
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute have PhD projects on offer spanning the whole spectrum of cancer research.
ESRC funding for postgraduate training in the social sciences is available through the North West Social Sciences DTP.
NIHR Primary Care Research
PhD studentships are currently available for research in primary health care.
ESRC Social-Biological CDT
PhD studentships are available in an innovative new centre for doctoral training in biosocial research.
Versus Arthritis Centre for Epidemiology PhD studentships
PhD studentships are currently available in the Versus Arthritis Centre for Epidemiology.
BHF Accelerator Interdisciplinary PhD studentships
A portfolio of projects spanning three priority areas of cardiovascular research.
HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme in Health Data Science
PhD studentships are available for research within health data science.
Dual Award PhD in Synthetic and Systems Biology
A unique dual degree PhD programme in Synthetic and Systems Biology.
Our projects database individually lists the studentship opportunities available.
Find out about the other sources of financial support available for UK/EU and international applicants.
EU students on postgraduate research programmes from September 2020
EU students applying for university places in England from 2020/21 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. Students wishing to undertake a postgraduate research programme will be assigned the 'home' fee status for the duration of their programme.