Research course


University of Cambridge · Department of Pharmacology

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's or taught master's degree in Pharmacology or a related science (e.g. Anatomy; Biochemistry; Experimental Psychology; Genetics; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physiology; Plant Sciences; Zoology; Biotechnology) at least at 2.1 level.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Provides research training leading to a PhD degree in Pharmacology. Courses aimed at providing transferable skills training and specialist research skills are provided in the Department and through the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Visit our website.

Department specialisms

Cellular Signalling; Vascular Pharmacology; Atomic Force Microscopy; Drug Resistance in Cancer Chemotherapy; Pain Mechanisms; Neurodegenerative Disease; Ion Channels; Angiogenesis; Secretory Mechanisms; Receptor Trafficking.

Information for international students

Overseas students may receive funding from Cambridge Trusts including the Cambridge Gates Trust. Visit our website.

Fees and funding

MRC & BBSRC studentships, applications may be made to medical research charities such as the British Heart Foundation.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Robin Hiley
01223 334018
01223 334040