Applicants should have: Typically, a first class or 2.1 honours degree in an appropriate area taught MSc (distinction). • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. • Applicants with non-standard qualifications but significant experience should contact the School's director of research to discuss their application.
Months of entry
Medway School of Pharmacy is a joint venture between the Universities of Greenwich and Kent. Since 2004, the School has invested heavily in facilities and equipment: it houses strong and vibrant research groups that span a range of pharmacy-related areas. Staff have a wealth of research experience and UK and international links with both industry and academic institutions. Our excellent relationship with both Greenwich and Kent gives the School access to world-class research facilities. PhD studentships are awarded on a competitive basis and in a broad range of research areas, including chemistry and drug delivery, biological sciences and pharmacy practice.
The programme aims to give postgraduate students the integrated, broad-based research training needed to exploit the advances in pharmaceutical and biological sciences and pharmacy practice for conducting contemporary research. We also offer part-time MPhil/PhD programmes.
Research areas and recent research topics include:
- Chemistry and drug delivery
- Synthesis and biological evaluation of potential anti-cancer agents
- Structure-based drug design
- Quantitive structure-activity relationship (QSAR) predication of ADMET properties
- Controlled release
- Particle engineering
- Powder technology
- Pharmaceutical technology
- Novel drug delivery systems with a focus on respiratory drug delivery
- Pharmacology, cell and molecular biology
- Cancer gene therapy
- Immunology of allergic response
- Neurobiology (circadian rhythms)
- Control of microbial infection
- Ion channels and their role in disease states
- Pharmacy practice
- Rational cost-effective use of drugs
- Pharmaceutical care - with an emphasis on new models of care for specific patient groups
- Medicines management
- Pharmaceutical services, ethics and pharmacy practice
Information for international students
Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 020 8331 9000
- 020 8331 8145