Research course

Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

University of Nottingham · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Nottingham School of Life Sciences and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) have developed a four-year doctoral training programme for Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Biology. The programme brings together the leading international research team in GPCR biology/allosterism (at MIPS) with the leading international GPCR cell signalling team (at Nottingham). The programme will offer a combination of courses, workshops and laboratory-based training in all aspects of molecular pharmacology and drug discovery, taking advantage of the unique and complimentary expertise and facilities of both institutions. Graduates of the programme will receive a joint Monash University/Nottingham University PhD Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Biology, and will be uniquely trained to tackle the challenging problem of developing more effective and selective therapies for diseases that are of global relevance to human suffering.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559