Cancer Studies PhD, MPhil, and MD
|How to Apply|
Make sure we offer PhD/MPhil supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests
Draft a brief (1,000 words maximum) personal statement that:
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
|4.||Submit your online application|
The Department of Cancer Studies has excellent research laboratories and infrastructure and has close links with the NHS.
|Our Research Degrees|
The Department of Cancer Studies offers supervision for the degrees of:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Full-Time and Part-Time
We also offer supervision for the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD).
|Supervisors and Research Areas|
We offer PhD, MD, and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- Cancer Biomarkers and Prevention
- Cell Signalling and Molecular Pathology
- Translational Clinical Research
- Reproductive Sciences
|Entry Requirements and Fees|
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Additional requirements apply for admission to the degree of MD.
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time or part-time).
|Studentships and Funding|
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available:
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 50,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.