Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Research)Cardiff University
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Research)
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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Research)
Our research spans the continuum from basic to applied translational science and clinical practice. We have a diverse research portfolio and a range of research facilities.
The applied and multidisciplinary nature of our work benefits from worldwide scientific collaborations and strategic relationships with global businesses and public sector bodies that enable us to see the real-world impact of our research.
You will study and work in a self-contained multi-disciplinary School, with great opportunities for collaboration with strongly related departments in all of the biomedical sciences in the same faculty, the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, or with the University’s Schools of Chemistry or Engineering.
We welcome applications from students interested in researching for a PhD in our specialist areas.
Substantial research opportunities exist in all of the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacy, with much of the research being multidisciplinary. Close collaboration between school and industry is a major reason why so many higher graduates eventually pursue successful careers within the pharmaceutical industry.
We offer supervision and/or research projects in the following disciplines:
- Drug Delivery and Microbiology
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Pharmacology and Physiology
- Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy.
Research themes across these disciplines comprise:
- Experimental therapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences
- Drug discovery, design and synthesis
- Medicines optimisation and healthcare outcomes.
Our four research disciplines represent the resource platform for the maintenance and technical support of clusters of specialised equipment and facilities shared on a pooled basis throughout the school. Although staff are located within a specific discipline, much of the research is cross disciplinary and often involves collaboration with other groups within the University and elsewhere.
Our research currently encompasses aspects of all facets of the study of drugs, including: the discovery of new potential drug entities, using synthetic chemistry; formulation of drugs to achieve targeted responses; pharmacological studies of mechanisms of drug action; as well as researching elements of current medical and pharmaceutical practice.
This Program is also available in Part-Time basis.
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.
Suitable for graduates in Pharmacy, Biosciences, Chemistry, and related disciplines.
A 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent is required.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Our PhD Programme in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences over three years, full time.
Undertaking a PhD can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to explore a topic in depth, amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities. Candidates are required to make an original contribution to knowledge by conducting an independent research project.
MPhil research offers a shorter and more focused project than studying for a PhD. An MPhil degree offers students an opportunity to build on previous academic and professional experience to develop research skills. MPhil students are actively involved in work at the cutting edge of all research activities.
The School offers laboratory-based or clinical research degrees to recognised graduates of Medicine that focus on a specific clinical research topic to make an original contribution to medical knowledge. As an MD student, you will receive a high level of supervision and access to specialist research skills training.
A list of academic staff that can provide supervision relating to your area of research interest can be found on theSchool of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences website under our overarching
Students will be assessed via Thesis (80,000 words for PhD, 60,000 words for MD, and 50,000 words for MPhil) and viva voce examination.
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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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