IFOM PhD - About the PhD program

About the PhD program

The PhD Program in Fundamentals of Cancer Biology is a doctoral degree organized and managed by IFOM in accordance with the PhD framework of the Open University.

The Open University is one of United Kingdom’s largest universities, which has successfully taught more than two million students to date.
This research degree programme offered by IFOM is aligned with the requirements set out in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, which is the definitive reference point for all UK higher education providers.

Students enrolled in the PhD Program in Fundamentals of Cancer Biology are selected directly by IFOM and put forward for registration with The Open University.

The PhD Program is open to students coming from all over the world as long as they meet the eligibility criteria described in the application procedure. Students enrolled in the program will be based at IFOM’s labs in Milan (Italy) where they will have the opportunity to live an exciting and challenging research experience in a young and international environment with full access to IFOM’s research premises and facilities.

The PhD program is in English and financially is fully supported by IFOM.

The final degree, which is a UK doctoral degree from the Open University, is awarded upon successful defence of the thesis at the end of the 4 years of training.
More information about international recognition of Open University qualifications are available here.

For more general information about the Open University and Research Degrees in Affiliated Research Centres, please download the latest Student Handbook.

For more details about the organization of the PhD Program in Fundamentals of Cancer Biology, download the Regulatory Framework.

Want to apply? Then start your doctoral journey with us by preparing your dossier for the application.