Ph.D. On Campus

Medical Science (CRUKCI)

University of Cambridge

36 months
32352 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Applications for the Medical Science (CRUKCI) programme from University of Cambridge, are coordinated by the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI). Students have an initial probationary year with registration for the PhD, towards the end of year one, dependent on the successful completion of a first-year report and an oral examination. 


Each student is supported by a thesis committee, which also assesses their progress and provides feedback, in the Medical Science (CRUKCI) programme from University of Cambridge. 

All student matters in the Institute are overseen by the CRUK CI Postgraduate Training Committee and the Cancer Biology Postgraduate Education Committee, both of which have the well-being of our students at heart.


All students are encouraged to attend lectures of interest both in the Institute and in the wider University. They are also expected to participate in journal clubs and lab meetings and to take advantage of the numerous and varied opportunities including transferable skills training offered by both the Institute and the University. 

Students are encouraged to attend scientific meetings relevant to their course of study. All students in the Institute are members of the student-run postgraduate society which organises regular scientific and social events.

Programme Structure

  • Thesis / Dissertation
Post-submission, the student will be examined orally by two examiners on the content of the thesis and on the wider research area.Other
  • The student is expected to give a brief presentatio to the Institute within four months of commencing study. 
  • In addition, every student is expected to submit a first-year report within nine months of commencing study. 
  • The student is then examined orally on the content of the report and on their understanding of the wider research field and their future research plans. 
  • Subject to a satisfactory examination, the student is then fully registered for PhD study.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Statement of interest 
  • Medical Science - Supervisor
  • Research experience 
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    32352 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:  

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £19,411

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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