2015 PhD Studentship in Cancer and Genetics Study at Cardiff University in UK for EU, UK and International students

Applications are now open for the 2015 PhD Studentship in Cancer and Genetics Study at Cardiff University in UK; EU, UK and International students are advised to take advantage of the opening and send in their applications.

The Institute of Cancer and Genetics is one Centre within the School of Medicine where students can conduct their research. Full details of all the research areas available can be found through the Medicine (PhD/MPhil/MD) programme. The Institute is a merger of the Institute of Medical Genetics and sections of Oncology, Surgery, Pathology, Haematology, and Gynaecology Oncology. 

It brings together researchers to promote translational research, employing model systems to develop new cancer therapeutics and diagnostics and take them through to the clinic.

Scholarship Value

This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year). The studentship is awarded for the duration of 3 years.

Notification: Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to submit a standard application for Postgraduate Study via the Online Application Service.


    • Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

    • Academic criteria: Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject. A medical degree and GMC registration is essential for some research. Relevant professional qualifications or experience may also be required.

    • Suitable for graduates in Biological Sciences, (Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology) or graduates in Medicine and other clinical disciplines.

Application Procedure and Deadline

In the first instance, you should submit a CV & Covering Letter to Dr. Richard Adams by emailing adamsra3[at]cardiff.ac.uk.. The deadline for applications is 2 May 2015.

Official Scholarship Website – http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2489.html

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