Medway School of Pharmacy is a joint venture between the Universities of Greenwich and Kent. Since 2004, the Department has invested heavily in facilities and equipment: it houses strong and vibrant research groups that span a range of pharmacy-related areas. Staff have a wealth of research experience and UK and international links with both industry and academic institutions. Our excellent relationship with both Greenwich and Kent gives the Department access to world-class research facilities. PhD studentships are awarded on a competitive basis and in a broad range of research areas, including chemistry and drug delivery, biological sciences and pharmacy practice.
The programme aims to give postgraduate students the integrated, broad-based research training needed to exploit the advances in pharmaceutical and biological sciences and pharmacy practice for conducting contemporary research. We also offer part-time MPhil/PhD programmes.
Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/res/pharm
What you'll study
Research areas and recent research topics include:
Chemistry and drug delivery
Synthesis and biological evaluation of potential anti-cancer agents
Structure-based drug design
Quantitive structure-activity relationship (QSAR) predication of ADMET properties
Novel drug delivery systems with a focus on respiratory drug delivery
Pharmacology, cell and molecular biology
Cancer gene therapy
Immunology of allergic response
Neurobiology (circadian rhythms)
Control of microbial infection
Ion channels and their role in disease states
Rational cost-effective use of drugs
Pharmaceutical care - with an emphasis on new models of care for specific patient groups
Pharmaceutical services, ethics and pharmacy practice
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international
Students are assessed through their thesis and an oral examination.
Graduates from this programme can pursue positions in the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy, the NHS and other parts of the public sector, and academia.
Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply
Typically a first class or 2.1 honours degree in an appropriate subject. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not in a relevant field should also have an MSc in an appropriate subject. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system.