Research course

Pharmacology and Physiology

Cardiff University · Welsh School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in Pharmacy, Biosciences, Chemistry, and related disciplines. A 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent is required.

There is a minimum English language requirement for overseas students of an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School's four research disciplines represent the resource platform for the maintenance and technical support of clusters of specialised equipment and facilities shared on a pooled basis throughout the school. Although staff are located within a specific discipline, much of the research is cross disciplinary and often involves collaboration with other groups within the University and elsewhere

Key research areas include:

  • cell signalling, especially in cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • airway diseases
  • smooth muscle pharmacology
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • applications of chemo/bioluminescence

Expertise includes elucidating mechanisms of drug action at all levels of organisation, from intracellular sites, membranes and cells through to tissues, organs and intact organisms.

Fees and funding

Please see the School of Pharmacy website for details about studentship opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Wendy Davies
+44 (0)29 2087 6419