Research course


University of Liverpool · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

To discuss the entry requirements for this programme please contact Lisa Crimmins at

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology ( provides excellent opportunities for basic and clinical research on drug safety science, immuno-pharmacology, individualized medicines, nanomedicines and HIV ( The department has state-of-the-art research facilities and we have funding from sources including MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, Wolfson Foundation and the EU. Our focus is on research that is directed towards understanding disease processes, defining therapeutic strategies for intervention, and the scientific basis of drug safety. The ultimate aim of this research is to translate laboratory findings into the clinic for the benefit of patients, the public and the healthcare system.

The department is among the most highly rated for research in the United Kingdom and hosts the MRC funded Centre for Drug Safety Science and the Wolfson Centre for Personalized Medicine.

Our research specifically focuses on the following areas:

Drug Safety Science - We undertake fundamental clinical and basic research into the causes, characteristics and consequences of adverse drug reactions
The Pharmacology of Infectious Disease - We aim to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the variability in response to HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis therapy.
Nanomedicines - We investigate the application of nanomedicines in infectious disease
We employ the whole range of cutting-edge experimental techniques from mechanistic studies involving cell-lines and gastrointestinal tissues through to patient studies and clinical trials.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-72 months
part time
48-84 months


full time
12-48 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
48-72 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927