Research course


University of Kent · Medway School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree in an appropriate subject, or taught Master’s. Potential applicants with non-standard qualifications but significant experience should contact the School’s Director of Graduate Studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Medway School of Pharmacy is one of the few regional schools of pharmacy in the UK, a collaboration between the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich. The impetus for the formation of the Medway School of Pharmacy came from the local community, who recognised the shortage of qualified pharmacists in all branches of the pharmacy profession in Kent.

The School is now recognised as an established school with accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as well as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are employed in health disciplines in Kent and the south east and more broadly across the UK.

The Medway School of Pharmacy 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.

The programme gives postgraduate students the integrated, broad-based research training needed to exploit current advances in pharmaceutical and biological sciences and pharmacy practice.

Pharmacology, cell and molecular biology
This group is currently exploring cancer gene therapy, immunology of allergic response, neuropharmacology, neurobiology (circadian rhythms), control of microbial infection and ion channels and their role in diseased states.

Pharmacy practice
Current expertise in this area includes rational costeffective use of drugs, pharmaceutical care with emphasis on new models of care for specific patient groups, and medicines management.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Medway School of Pharmacy
+44 (0) 1634 202935