CRUK 4 Year PhD Studentship Recruitment 2021

We have an exciting opportunity within the Leukaemia Biology group for a CRUK 4 year PhD Studentship  commencing Autumn 2021

Interview Date:                 Thursday 22 April 2021

Applications Close:          Monday 12 April 2021 - 1700 hrs GMT

PhD Commences:             1 October 2021

Registration:                       University of Manchester, UK


Due to the current pandemic and in the interests of safety, our PhD interviews will be held virtually (zoom).


Applications are welcome from UK, EU and International students who should hold, or be expected to graduate with a First or minimum upper-second class undergraduate degree and a Masters level and/or other laboratory research experience in leukaemia or cancer in a related subject area from a recognised University establishment.  A Master's degree is not a conditional requirement in making an application.

The CRUK Manchester Institute is currently located over two sites at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre and our temporary site at Alderley Park, Cheshire until our new research facilities are re-established on our former site in Withington, South Manchester next to the The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.  This studentship is based at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Oglesby Cancer Research Building.

Brexit & EU Students

The EU Referendum and PhD Applications for 2021/22

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is a proud to be a diverse, open, and global institution. Our priority, and that of the University of Manchester, is to support our current students and welcome new ones from Europe and other continents - we encourage students of all nationalities to apply for the programme.

Please see the following webpage for guidance on the University of Manchester's position on Brexit and student fee status in light of the UK Government's announcement on 23 June 2020;  

For further information on your current residency and tuition fee status, please visit the following UK Government webpages;

England: Fee Status

Brexit - fees and Student Support

Our CRUK PhD studentships are inclusive of home/international tuition fees for the duration of the programme and you are therefore not expected to contribute if you are successful and offered a 4 Year PhD studentship.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Postgraduate Tutor at: