Research course

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Our areas of research within pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences include:

  • Development of novel nucleic acid-based diagnostics and therapeutics;
  • Modelling and simulation of pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions and pharmacodynamics in healthy virtual populations;
  • Modelling and simulation of pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions and pharmacodynamics in patient populations;
  • Analysis of inter-individual variability in drug metabolizing enzyme activity;
  • Optimal design of early phase clinical trials with new therapies and drug combinations;
  • Applications of systems biology approach to prediction of drug absorption, distribution and Elimination;
  • Extrapolation of in vitro data to predict in vivo pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics;
  • Applications of PKPD in drug development and therapeutics, particularly endocrinology, drug abuse, and paediatric pharmacology.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, or for those who have not recently studied in the United Kingdom, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.

We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL iBT 90. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 6.0 (IELTS) or 21-23 (iBT). For each of the other components of the English test you should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 18.

For more information about English language tests see English language requirements.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country .

Fees and funding

UK students
Standard £4,260, Low £8,500, Medium £15,000, High £20,000
International students
Standard £22,000, Low £23,500, Medium £29,500, High £34,500

The majority of funding for PhD study is sourced from the UK Research Councils, Industry, Charitable Trusts or Employers. Further information is available from the School website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608