Paterson Institute for Cancer Research Studentships

Type of award


Managing department

School of Medicine


Stipend at Cancer Research UK rates; tuition fee coverage and support for associated project costs.

Specified use

Tuition fees and living expenses (stipend).

Tenable period

4 years

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Typically between 6-8 annually (subject to change)

Funding provider

Paterson Institute

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physiology

Academic requirements

Applicants should have attained (or be expected to obtain) a first or upper second class degree in a relevant subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

For applicants whose first language is not English the typical minimum English language requirements are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 577 (TWE 5.5; paper-based), 233 (TWE 5.5; computer-based) or 90 (internet-based; minimum of 22 in each component).

Application procedure

Applicants must apply directly to the Paterson Institute and not the University using the Paterson 4 Year Studentship Application Form.

Application form

Selection criteria

Applications are considered by the Paterson Education Committee with short listed applicants invited for interview.

Selection body

Paterson Education Committee.

Closing date

Typically October/November for PhD places commencing the following October.

Decision date

Typically January.

Deferral information

Award may be deffered.

Deferral is at the discretion of the Paterson Institute Programme Committee.

Additional information

Subjects must fall within the field of oncology research.

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