We have world class research facilities and a collaborative training environment for cancer healthcare professionals and researchers at all career stages via a partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Our School of Medicine helps individuals to gain professionally recognised qualifications in medicine and specialist areas with 100% of undergraduates progressing into professional practice in the last four years.


We encourage interest in cancer research by providing work placement opportunities for school students and through our Cancer Research UK Centre research engagement programme. Our highly successful INSPIRE programme for medical students fosters future clinical researchers and facilitates undergraduate participation in research through workshops, summer schools and research-led events.


With LTHT we offer an innovative Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (HCAP) scheme to support the development of NHS clinical researchers. HCAPs are assigned a senior academic mentor and have protected research time and research support. 21 current HCAPs are in cancer related areas, including Dr Adam Glaser, who has subsequently been appointed Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Late Effects. We are currently shortlisting applicants for our next cohort of HCAPs.

Professor Phil Quirke leads our NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme, covering 22 clinical specialties and we also host Yorkshire Cancer Research, Candlelighters and Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellows.


Our cancer researchers work at all career stages, from masters and doctoral students through to professors and international leaders. To look for PhD opportunities visit our online course directory.