Training Programme2021-07-02T11:17:30+00:00

Training Programme

The CRUK CoL Centre training programme is a cross-disciplinary and collaborative initiative for  basic and clinical researchers who are interested in carrying out PhD projects based in cancer biotherapeutics. 

The programme offers bespoke, high quality scientific & transferable skills training,  harnessing the breadth and depth of resources and knowledge across the Centre. Students will participate in an induction week, multi-disciplinary training, cross-institutional research placements and cohort-building activities, including participation in the Centre’s networking workshops and conferences. Moreover, trainees on the programme will benefit from an exciting academic environment underpinned by world-class technical expertise provided via the Centre’s research programmes and infrastructure cores. 

To find out more about our current students and their projects, please visit the current students page.

CRUK City of London Centre PhD student Alessandra Ferrelli discusses their PhD based at the Francis Crick Institute and their experience as part of the CRUK City of London Centre.

Meet CRUK City of London Centre Clinical Research Training Fellow Michael Austin: Michael talks about their move from a clinical to research environment to take on a PhD within the City of London Centre.

Find out more about life as a CRUK City of London Centre student: Eva Bugallo Blanco talks about their experience as a CRUK City of London Centre PhD student based at Guy´s Hospital (King´s College London, KCL) and Barts Cancer Institute (BCI).

Key Dates

Key dates for 2022/23 recruitment TBC

RadNet PhD Studentships

CoL RadNet students will follow the CRUK CoL Centre PhD training programme. In addition to carrying out their PhD research and participating in core mandatory activities, each trainee will have a ‘customised’ training programme, which will be developed with their supervisors taking into account the trainee’s background and PhD project needs.

Applications for  2021 RadNet PhD studentships are now closed.

Image of scientist in a lab pipetting. Copyright UCL

MBPhD Studentships

The CRUK CoL Centre will also award MBPhD studentships as part of the UCL MBPhD programme starting in September 2020. This is a unique opportunity for talented and exceptional MBBS students who have an interest in cancer research to kick start their clinical academic career.

Applications for MBPhD studentships are now open.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Aimed at clinicians who wish to undertake PhD research training. Applications for 2021 fellowships are now closed.


PhD studentships

For students embarking on their research career

Applications for 2021 PhD studentships are now closed.

For general enquiries regarding the CoL Centre training programme please email: