Research course

Biophysics and Surface Analysis

University of Nottingham · School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

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

Course content

This Laboratory employs advanced biophysical and surface analytical tools to study biomolecules that are important in disease. We also use these cutting-edge techniques to develop and characterise new advanced materials used in drug delivery and biomaterials research. Every year the Laboratory recruits seven to nine postgraduates drawn from all the sciences with funding from research councils, charities and industry. Details of current projects and the range of facilities available within our laboratory are shown on the Schools website.

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 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) for clinical projects and 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) for science projects.

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 Pharmacy web pages.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Morgan Alexander
+44 (0)115 951 5119