Dundee Cancer Centre PhD Programmes

Dundee’s record in training research scientists is exceptional, and clinical and non-clinical researchers are trained together in a world class research environment. 

The Dundee Cancer Centre PhD programme for Clinicians provides a structured training programme in cancer research for talented and ambitious junior doctors who aspire to a career in academic medicine.  

We also currently offer Dundee Cancer Technology PhD Fellowship for Clinicians, deadline for applications 6 June 2014.

The Centre also has two fully funded four-year non-clinical PhD studentships from CR-UK available annually. One of these studentships will be placed in the College of Life Sciences and one in the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing.

Together, these programmes enable talented and motivated young clinicians and scientists to work on cancer PhD projects with experienced supervisors in well-funded laboratories working on cancer research. These CR-UK studentships are open to students from EU countries and will cover all fees, a competitive stipend, attendance at London-based student CR-UK meetings, consumables for the PhD project and other expenses.

Supervisors are selected according to a number of criteria, including research credentials in basic science, suitability of the proposed PhD projects (i.e. scientific and training content), robust research programmes and an excellent track record in PhD student training. Specific projects can be designed according to the interests of the fellow and chosen supervisor.  All PhD programmes at the University of Dundee include Generic Skills training and career development activities.