PhD programme

NCC - The Fraser Fellowships DTP in Precision Cancer Medicine

This DTP offers opportunities to join our cancer research community as part of a flagship programme in the School of Medicine.

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The Ninewells Cancer Campaign (NCC) - Fraser Fellowships Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in Precision Cancer Medicine is an exciting DTP that will expand interdisciplinary cancer research in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee, focussing on translational research in precision cancer medicine.

This DTP offers opportunities for up to 7 students to join our cancer research community as part of a flagship programme in the School of Medicine. Based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Campus, students will be embedded in vibrant multidisciplinary research teams with a mix of cancer clinicians and scientists. Excellent research training opportunities are provided, including DTP specific training events, and more general training and educational activities in the school and university available as part of our Doctoral Academy.

Research themes

Precision medicine is a central research theme in the School including in cancer with activity across a number of tumour types, particularly oesophageal, gastric, skin, colon, brain and breast.

Current research involves a broad range of clinical and scientific academic disciplines including:

  • applied mathematics
  • medical oncology
  • pharmacology
  • gastroenterology
  • surgery
  • pathology
  • molecular and cell biology
  • radiology
  • computer science
  • proteomics
  • genomics and informatics

Our interdisciplinary cancer research expertise comprises clinical trials, experimental medicine, and laboratory based research.

The DTP provides research funding, stipend or salary, university fees and a travel allowance for 3-4 years, and is open to scientifically qualified applicants and also clinicians who wish to undertake research training.

Non-clinical studentships are funded 4 years and clinical for 3 years full time.


  • tuition fees, including overseas student fees if required
  • all research consumables stipend at RCUK rates or clinical research fellow salary as appropriate
  • and an allowance for congress travel
Ninewells Cancer Campaign

Entry requirements

Must possess or be expected to possess by the time of starting the PhD, at least one of the following:

  • First class, or upper second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Masters degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent
  • Primary medical Qualification MB ChB or equivalent

How to apply

This programme is now closed to applications. Further opportunities will be posted here when available.

Currently closed to applications