CRUK Manchester Institute 4-year PhD studentships

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (CRUK MI) is a leading cancer research institute within The University of Manchester, and is supported by major core funding from Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.


The CRUK MI is at the heart of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, a partnership that brings together the expertise, vision and resources of its founding partners: The University of Manchester, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK, all of whom have formidable individual reputations in the fields of cancer treatment and research.

Cancer research in Manchester is world-leading. Cancer is one of The University of Manchester's research beacons, showcasing pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.

About the studentships

We are committed to training the next generation of cancer research scientists, helping launch careers in basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

Postgraduate students enjoy a supportive environment, a challenging project and, together with tailored training in transferable and generic skills, development as independent scientists with excellent career prospects will ensue.

Each year we recruit students to join us on our four-year PhD programme through Cancer Research UK studentships within the Institute. We welcome applications from UK, EU and international students.

CRUK studentships are fully funded by Cancer Research UK and come with a generous tax-free stipend (living allowance) of £21,000/annum (outside of London), tuition fees and allocation of appropriate level of funding to ensure the project bench fees are fully supported.

Studentships are advertised on our webpages annually in October/November, with interviews taking place in January/February of the academic intake year.

We are flexible as to intake within University postgraduate semesters, with registrations in either April or September. Additional PhD studentships and vacancies may be advertised at various times throughout the year.

How to apply

Interested students can find full group and project details (when available), entry criteria and details on how to apply on the CRUK Manchester Institute website.