Normally a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in an appropriate biological science or related degree, although those with relevant experience are also considered.
Months of entry
The University of Reading has an established reputation for research into the application of chemical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological expertise to areas of therapeutic and biological importance. There is a collaborative environment across the University. In particular, the School of Pharmacy has become integrated with the Brain Embodiment Laboratory (BEL) following a £300,000 investment to establish electrophysiology/tissue culture facilities and expand collaborations with computational neuroscientists.
We have a range of fantastic research facilities, including the £4 million Chemical Analysis Facility. This provides access to a wide range of modern equipment and expertise essential for modern chemical and pharmaceutical research and our burgeoning activity at the chemistrybiology interface. Strong links with industry allow access to industrial laboratories and facilities to support your research. Many of our staff hold external appointments at various national and international research committees, which provide additional opportunities for participation in conferences and other networking events.
• An established global reputation for research in neuroscience disciplines including neurodegeneration, models of CNS disease, electrophysiology, regenerative medicine and stemcell biology, behavioural neuroscience, cell-based assay, microscopy, molecular biology, cell culture and immunohistology • Fantastic research facilities, including the £4 million Chemical Analysis Facility • Strong links with industry • Training provided in a wide range of experimental techniques
Reading School of Pharmacy has excellent links with industry, from the big pharma to small and medium-sized enterprises. Many of our graduates go on to work in industry and as researchers at NHS organisations.
Information for international students
Evidence of English Language ability required: an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy