Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Currently there are no available positions for the PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology at UCC.  Interested applicants are invited to contact our Programme Investigators for independently-funded PhD opportunities.

When a future call is announced, successful applicants must possess a primary degree (minimum 2:1 honours or equivalent) in the biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, or medicine and should be strongly motivated to complete a PhD in cancer biology.        

The application procedure includes submission of a detailed CV, a personal statement including research interests and experience, and contact information for two academic referees by email.   Please note that the personal statement is a critical component of the application; it should clearly explain why you have applied for the Programme and your motivation for completing a PhD. 

For more information about the PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology and any upcoming calls for applications, please contact Dr. Kellie Dean, Training Coordinator at

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Cancer Biology at UCC