What's it like to study a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry?
With a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, you'll have the opportunity to build your own unique research portfolio. You could be focusing on the development of therapeutics, drug delivery systems and vaccines, or using cutting-edge techniques such as mass spectrometry to study disease.
Possible research areas include:
- Pharmaceutical analysis
- Pharmaceutical research and development
- Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
- Biopharmacy and biotherapeutics
You'll take part in research rotations to gain expertise in certain areas of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with local hospitals and connect with the wider scientific community through attending conferences and publishing papers.
Most PhD programmes in Pharmaceutical Chemistry last 3-4 years. Your project may have a research training component, which connects you with the wider aim of your department and university. You will submit an approximately 80,000-word thesis to be defended at the end of your study.