How to apply

Applications are now open for September 2024.

We accept applications until the application deadline but encourage candidates to contact multiple potential supervisors as early as possible.

If you wish to be considered for the Cancer Research UK MB-PhD programme and meet our eligibility criteria, you must complete an online application.

Follow the information below, and ensure you submit all the required documents. References can be emailed separately if they are not available to submit immediately (see below).

Key dates

  • Deadline for applications for Permission to Intercalate (final deadline for any external applications): 11 December 2023
  • MB-PhD application deadline: Monday 12 February 2024
  • Programme Director student interviews: Thursday 29 February 2024
  • Panel student interviews: 11-12 March 2024 (date to be confirmed)
  • Deadline for late applications for Permission to Intercalate (University of Manchester programmes only): 24 May 2024
  • Final MB-PhD intercalation deadline: May 2024 (date to be confirmed)
  • MB-PhD start date: September 2024

Application instructions

Step 1: Check you are eligible to apply

Check your eligibility before applying and contact Dr Georgina Binnie-Wright, MCRC-CRUK Manchester Centre Postgraduate Programme Manager with any questions.

Step 2: Register to apply

Go to the Postgraduate Application Form and ensure you read all the instructions carefully.

If you have not already registered for an account, do so first of all.

Step 3: Create a new application

To create your online application, follow the application guidance on our CRUK Manchester Centre website.

Step 4: Acknowledgement

Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive an acknowledgement that your application has been received.

Your application will be reviewed following the receipt of all your supporting documents and circulated to MB-PhD academic staff and supervisor(s).

Step 5: Interview

You will be kept informed of the progress of your application throughout the application procedure. We will contact you directly if we wish to invite you to interview.