The Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre (ECRC) carries out high quality research into effective cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as the symptoms associated with cancer. The Centre currently constitutes over 100 people with ~25% of them being PhD students in training. There are also a number of Clinical Fellows, Masters' and Honours level students carrying out projects in various laboratories. The funding for the PhD students is predominantly from Cancer Research UK, MRC and Edinburgh University College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) scholarships with other studentships from RASOR, ECAT, SULSA and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Students with their own sources of funding are welcome to apply at any time; initial applications for self-funded students should be made to the relevant supervisor and the PG Director for the ECRC.  Physical applications are made through the University's on-line application procedure EUCLID and prospective students will still be subject to our normal evaluation and interview procedures.

All students at the ECRC will be part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) graduate school; more details can be found on the IGMM site