Research course

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

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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, April, September

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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