Postgraduate Research (PhD / MD / MPhil)
The Leicester Cancer Research Centre offers supervision for research degrees of PhD, MPhil, and MD either full-time or part-time. Research projects range from laboratory studies in cell and molecular biology and genetics through to high-impact clinical and translational studies. High quality research training is provided by Centre staff engaged in cutting edge research and postgraduate students are supported throughout their projects.
Each postgraduate student has a supervisor and co-supervisor who are responsible for guiding them through their studies and helping them get the most out of their research training. Student progress is monitored by individual committees comprising 2-3 academics who are independent of the students' supervisors. This progress is overseen by the Centre Academic Committee and Postgraduate tutor. In addition to their projects, students undertake some formal workshop and lecture-based training offered by the College in generic and transferable skills, chosen from a programme of topics, such as intellectual property issues, bioinformatics, and writing and presentation skills.
Integrating with the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology (GGB), there is a Department-wide programme of regular research seminars that all research students are encouraged to attend. In addition, the Centre holds a regular research forum for its research students and a tri-annual Departmental Research Day in conjunction with GGB. Students are also encouraged to present their findings at local, national and international meetings.