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.
Manchester Biomedical Research Centre PhD studentships
Apply for a funded PhD project and be part of this exciting new translational research partnership.
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.
WTDCRN 4-year PhD
The Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD in the Dynamics of Cellular Regulatory Networks studies the activity of cellular networks during development and disease.
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.
British Heart Foundation PhD
Our 4-year BHF PhD provides an intensive introduction to cardiovascular 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.
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 2019
We are pleased that the Department for Education has now confirmed that EU students applying for university places in England in 2019/20 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.