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Pharmaceutical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 193 Pharmaceutical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

PhD students in Pharmaceutical Chemistry research a range of chemical compounds and their impact on human health. You could be examining the design, synthesis, and evaluation of therapeutics or working on leading-edge research into infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

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
  • Pharmacology
  • 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.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, although a Masters may occasionally be required.

Some PhDs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry may ask you to express an interest in certain research areas.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry can be funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend.

You may have to self-fund in which case you can look at government loans, university scholarships and charities and trusts for funding.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry careers

There are many career options for graduates with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. You could take up a postdoctoral position at a university or pharmaceutical company, or you might decide to apply your scientific knowledge through roles in regulatory affairs.

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Organic synthesis using on-water catalysis

We have fully funded PhD scholarship and we would like the student to start as soon as possible. The PhD project is focused on the synthesis of complex molecules using a novel mode of on-water catalysis recently discovered in collaboration with Dr Cameron Weber at the Unversity of Auckland. Read more

Photocyclizations as Enabling Atom-Economical Transformations: Applications in Drug Discovery

The University of Bath Institute for Sustainability inviting applications for the following PhD project which is part of a joint PhD programme between the University of Bath and Monash University in Australia. . Read more

An immune-instructive synthetic mucus for inflammatory bowel disease immunotherapy

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory condition underpinned by aberrant immune responses to gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal surfaces leading to ulceration, pain, diarrhoea, growth retardation, and predisposition to colon cancer. Read more

Development of Reactive Chemistries for Chemical Biology

A key problem in life-sciences research is to understand biomacromolecular function in molecular and temporal resolution – this would provide unprecedented understanding of the molecular mechanisms of health and disease. Read more

Developing Enabling Synthetic Methods for Accelerated Peptidomimetic Drug Discovery

Transient protein-protein interactions (PPIs) control all cellular processes relevant to health and disease. Thus, a major problem in life-sciences research is to understand and manipulate PPIs with molecular and temporal resolution. Read more

Precision Medicine DTP - AI-driven drug discovery for diseases of unmet need with high-throughput phenomics data

Abstract. Drug discovery is extremely expensive and most candidate compounds fail at various stages of clinical trials. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently emerged as a promising tool to accelerate the search for new active compounds. Read more

Pharmacokinetics Guided Natural Products Exploration for Drug Discovery, Development, Delivery and Therapy

  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
Natural products have emerged as a key standard in novel and safe delivery of anticancer bioactive compounds. Apart from their ease of administration and delivery, natural/phytochemicals still face several hurdles, due to their physiochemical and pharmacokinetic properties. Read more

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