Summer research opportunities

Our supervisors are offering a range of summer research opportunities to give University of Manchester and St Andrews-Manchester Pathway Medical School students a taste of academic research and our MB-PhD programme.

Students will be able to visit different supervisory teams/lab groups where you will get a valuable insight into the real world of academic research.

All these supervisors will be offering projects to MB-PhD applicants this year, so if you are considering applying for the programme now or in the future, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet the team and to find out if this is the path for you.

See details of the placements available and the supervisory styles: MB-PhD summer placements (PDF).

Please note, research opportunities vary between a one-off visit and/or a longer placement and can take place at dates agreed between supervisors and students. 

Read more about last year’s summer placements on the MCRC website.

How to apply

Students who are interested in this opportunity should send the following details to Dr Georgina Binnie-Wright, Postgraduate Programme Manager (email: by Wednesday 6 July 2022:

  • Your name
  • Current year of study
  • Are you intending to apply to the MB-PhD programme in future? (Yes/No/Undecided)
  • Supervisor preference(s) [use staff members’ names] – please also indicate preference for research placement and/or lab visit with the relevant staff member/s if appropriate
  • 200 words maximum on why you are interested in the opportunities you have selected

Preference is likely to be given to students who are eligible to apply to the MB-PhD in the 2022-23 recruitment round.

Expressions of interest should be returned by Wednesday 6 July 2022.