Northern Institute for Cancer Research

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Study with Us

A major training base for the next generation of cancer researchers.

students doing research in one of our labs

Our postgraduate students are registered in the NICR (biomedicine students) and the School of Chemistry (medicinal chemistry students).

We have a thriving postgraduate community of about 90 students, encompassing students from clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees

There are a number of taught postgraduate courses available which include Cancer Research:

The Institute also hosts the research projects of around 20 Masters students every year. Students are registered on the following:


Students registered on the MRes Cancer Programme are offered a number of Masters Students Awards.

The Institute also offers around 15 PhD studentships every year, including:

  • the Newcastle Cancer Centre training programme (3-4 PhD studentships and 1 clinical fellowship per year)
  • the CR-UK Medicinal Chemistry Studentship Training Scheme (2 PhD Studentships per year)
  • the CANCURE EC Marie Curie Early Stage Training Programme