What’s it like to study a PhD in Pharmacy?
Doing a PhD in Pharmacy, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, and drug discovery. You will spend time reading around your research area and gain inspiration for methods to improve your experimental work. Your main aim will be to exploit the current advances in pharmaceutical practices and biological sciences.
Some typical research topics in Pharmacy include:
- nanomedicine and biotherapeutics
- developing nanomaterials for drug delivery
- infection and antimicrobial resistance
- pharmacy practice
Typical Pharmacy PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. During a standard PhD day, you will either be in the laboratory performing, preparing, or planning experiments, (if your project is laboratory based), researching pharmacy practice and policy, writing up sections of your thesis, and chatting to your colleagues and supervisor about your current and upcoming work.
To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend this during your viva exam.