Entry requirements

A UK taught Master’s degree, or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology pharmacy, pharmacology, or other relevant subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Students work in several core research areas: understanding the underlying basis of challenging human diseases identification of new drugs and drug targets medicine development, leading to effective medicines with optimised delivery, and minimising effects pharmacy practice and medicines management, specialising in the influence of human behaviour on medicine use

In addition to an advanced hypothosis driven research project yielding top flight publications which change thinking in their chosen fields, students also aquire generic and transferable skills while undertaking their PhD. For example, students graduate with the skills enabling excellent scientific presentation, both written and verbal, time management - an essential skill in today's busy world and networking skills. Students have ample opportunities to practice the art of networking with their peer group.

Department specialisms

Students work in several core research areas: understanding the underlying basis of challenging human diseases identification of new drugs and drug targets medicine development, leading to effective medicines with optimised delivery, and minimising effects pharmacy practice and medicines management, specialising in the influence of human behaviour on medicine use,Research Clusters: Behavioural Medicine and Treatment Optimisation : understanding and addressing the psychosocial and behavioural factors explaining variation in response to treatment Biodiversity and Medicines : examining natural products and their biological effects Disease Models and Clinical Pharmacology : the use of molecular, cellular and whole organism models to examine fundamental processes in health and disease Drug Discovery : early-phase drug discovery using chemical biology, target identification and validation approaches to identify new drug candidates for treating human diseases Global Workforce and Education : providing international expertise in workforce development in active partnership with the FIP, WHO and UNESCO Medication Use, System and Practice : improving safety and optimising outcomes in the use of medicines Molecular Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine : developing dosage forms to optimise drug action and lower systemic exposure Neurosciences in Health and Disease : uncovering the fundamental causes of neurological and psychiatric diseases, and identifying novel therapeutic targets for treatment Pharmaceutical Materials and Dosage Form Design : focussing on the formulation of novel drug delivery systems to achive optimised bioavailability, drug targeting and therapeutic outcomes

Information for international students

Please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£20,140 (FT) £10,095 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.
See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Victor Diran
Email
v.diran@ucl.ac.uk