Ph.D. On Campus

Cancer and Genetics

Cardiff University

36 months
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The Cancer and Genetics programme from Cardiff University strategy is to drive research for the benefit of patients affected by cancer and by inherited disease in Wales and beyond.


The programme of research maps onto the translational research pathway ranging from fundamental science through to pre-clinical testing of new therapeutic agents as well as early and late phase clinical trials. 

The Cancer and Genetics programme from Cardiff University translational research focuses on the genetic and molecular basis of human disease within a central theme of cancer. 

The Division of Cancer and Genetics provides expertise and facilities to conduct research into human genetics and disease, prognostic and diagnostic markers for cancer, novel therapies for solid organ and haematological cancers, metastasis, cancer immunology and cancer cell biology.

Distinctive features

  • Part of Wales Cancer Research Centre
  • Cancer Research UK Centre Status
  • Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre
  • Human Gene Mutation Database
  • Wales Cancer Trials Unit
  • Strong International links via China Cardiff Medical Research Collaborative
  • Bloodwise Centre of Excellence for research into haematological malignancies
  • Wales Gene Park
  • Wales Cancer Bank
  • Wales Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre
  • Well-equipped laboratories in Heath Campus buildings including Cancer and Genetics Building, Division of Medical Genetics, Henry Wellcome Building, Sir Geraint Evans Building, Tenovus Building, University Hospital Building, and Velindre Hospital (Cancer Research Wales)

Programme Structure

Research themes include:
  • Cancer and Genetics
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
  • Population Medicine
  • Medical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be made at any time.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, master's degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications or experience are required.
  • Specifically funded PhD projects will be advertised with specific instructions on applications, otherwise prospective students are advised to contact potential supervisors.
  • A personal statement or covering letter should address how the applicant can contribute to the proposed project.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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