PhD applicants should have or expect to obtain a very good honours degree in Life Sciences. They should also have an aptitude for experimental work and be highly committed to pursuing a career in cancer research.
Months of entry
The Institute of Cancer Sciences (ICS) is a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. We span fundamental cancer biology, translational and clinical cancer research with a major focus on cancer genomics and disease-specific research. Our primary goal is to deliver world-class research that can be translated to patient benefit and to provide a leading-edge environment for research and training.
We are part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer carrying out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. We are working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials.
The Institute of Cancer Sciences is a major component of the Cancer Research UK West of Scotland Cancer Centre. There are currently 51 research groups housed in magnificent new research buildings at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, the CRUK clinical trials unit (CTU) and the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre. Our facilities house a number of state-of-the-art technologies that underpin our key research themes.
Start dates are set by both your supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English. Please also see the international page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36-48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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