Research course

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

University of Westminster, London · Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and
  • preferably, a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and
  • (if English is not your first language) aAppropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent).

You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Based within our Faculty of Science and Technology, our research into Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy involves experienced and research-active staff who work in close collaboration with the bio-industry, NHS and other research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US. Our facilities at the Cavendish Campus are equipped with state of the art instrumentation.

Our research focuses on a range of areas including:

  • the use of biomarkers to guide drug development and target medicines toward specific populations;
  • identification and development of new therapeutic approaches to disease; and
  • the detection of disease & pathogens, genomics and epidemiology.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.

Fees and funding

Please find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University at: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months

Course contact details

Research Admissions
+44 (0)20 7911 5731