Research course

Pharmacy

Institution
University of Greenwich · Medway School of Pharmacy
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

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 projects

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
  • Neuropharmacology
  • 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

MPhil

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courseinfo@gre.ac.uk
Phone
020 8331 9000
Fax
020 8331 8145