PhD applicants should have or expect to obtain a very good honours degree in Life Sciences. They should also have an aptitude for experimental work and be highly committed to pursuing a career in cancer research. The Institute has an excellent reputation and success record in training its graduate students who go on to research positions throughout the world.
Details of funded PhD scholarship opportuniries can be found at:
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences Graduate School
Beatson Institute studentships
We will consider applications from self-funded students at anytime.
Please contact your referred supervisor(s) in the first instance.
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MRes Molecular Medicine
Students on the Molecular Medicine Programme carry out two 20-week Research Placements in any of the laboratories within the Epigenetics, Paul O'Gorman Research Centre, Clinical Research, and Experimental Therapeutics Units of the Institute. More details here.
We receive a number of requests each year from undergraduate students studying Life Sciences who are considering a career in cancer research and want to experience for themselves what it is like working in a research lab. Students who wish to apply for external summer scholarships (deadlines are usually in early spring) to work with a specific group, should contact group leaders directly.
The Beatson Institute has also introduced a Summer Internship programme to allow the best and brightest students to work over the summer in our state-of-the-art labs alongside our world-class scientists. Our research groups study a wide range of topics related to the cell biology of cancer and use a number of different techniques in their work.
West of Scotland Cancer Forum
The West of Scotland Cancer Forum (WoSCF) promotes and coordinates basic and clinical cancer research in and around Glasgow. It brings together the Universities and associated Institutes and Hospitals in the Glasgow area, and provides a framework for their cooperation in cancer-related research and teaching.
A programme of seminars and meetings to foster multidisciplinary research and cancer-related teaching is organised by the Forum and it encourages cooperation and collaboration through Special Interest Groups which focus on shared areas of research and therapy. The Forum also attracts funding for both clinical and basic research and for studentships.