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Pharmacology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 166 Pharmacology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Pharmacology is an exciting and rewarding journey that allows you to delve deep into the world of medicine and explore the fascinating field of drug development and its impact on human health.

What's it like to study a PhD in Pharmacology?

Studying a PhD in Pharmacology offers you the opportunity to become a true expert in the field. You will have the chance to conduct groundbreaking research, investigating the mechanisms of drug action, exploring new drug targets, and developing innovative therapies. This field is at the forefront of medical advancements, and as a PhD student, you will be at the cutting edge of scientific discovery.

During your PhD, you will work closely with experienced researchers and faculty members who will guide and support you throughout your journey. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, allowing you to conduct experiments and gather data to contribute to the advancement of pharmacological knowledge.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Pharmacology

To pursue a PhD in Pharmacology, you will typically need a strong academic background in a relevant field such as pharmacy, biochemistry, or pharmacology itself. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree, although some may accept a 2.2 with relevant research experience. Additionally, having a Master's degree in a related field can be advantageous.

PhD in Pharmacology funding options

Funding for PhDs in Pharmacology may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Pharmacology careers

A PhD in Pharmacology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates go on to work in the pharmaceutical industry, where they contribute to drug discovery and development. Others choose to pursue careers in academia, becoming professors or researchers at universities or research institutions. With the increasing focus on personalized medicine and precision therapeutics, there is a growing demand for pharmacologists who can contribute to this field.

Furthermore, a PhD in Pharmacology equips you with valuable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and data analysis, which are highly transferable to other sectors. Graduates can find employment in regulatory agencies, healthcare consulting firms, or government organizations involved in drug regulation and policy-making.

Embarking on a PhD in Pharmacology is not only a chance to expand your knowledge and contribute to scientific advancements, but it also opens doors to a rewarding and impactful career in the field of medicine.

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Cellular signalling mechanisms in iPSC-derived cardiovascular cells

  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer an advanced platform for disease modelling, drug discovery, and regenerative therapies. Read more

MAPK signalling pathways regulating the blood brain barrier

  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
We invite applications for a 3-year PhD project to investigate cellular signalling regulating the function of the blood brain barrier. Read more

How might we best support dyslexic medical students and foundation doctors in safe and effective prescribing?

Background. Foundation doctors are responsible for most of the prescribing of medicines in the acute care setting in the United Kingdom, and unsurprisingly they also have the highest prescribing error rate in comparison to more experienced prescribers. Read more

Exploring Innovative Approaches in Chronic Pain: Focus on Neuropathic pain and Spinal Cord Stimulation

Pain can be a debilitating long-term and persistent symptom in many medical conditions, adversely affecting quality of life. Neuropathic pain originates from nervous system damage, resulting in deficits in neural transmission leading to sensory, autonomic, and motor impairment. Read more

Microneedle biosensors for rapid and painless disease diagnosis

This project aims to develop rapid disease diagnostics based on transdermal microneedle biosensors. Disease diagnosis often relies on invasive tissue sampling techniques, such as blood sampling or skin biopsies, in order to extract biomarkers for analysis. Read more

Novel design and formulation strategies to enhance drug delivery

The main research activities of my research group concern the improvement of traditional drug formulation and development of novel drug and formulation strategies to enhance bioavailability and patient acceptability. Read more

Crystal engineering new, more effective medicines.

RESEARCH PROJECT. To uncover pharmaceutical problems, our team collaborates with a wide range of disciplines, including pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, chemists and engineers at internationally renowned pharmacy departments and at multinational pharmaceutical companies. Read more
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The clinical and therapeutic impact of disialoganglioside GD2 and its synthases on breast cancer

Disialoganglioside GD2 is a plasma membrane member of the large glycosphingolipid family which involves a hydrophobic ceramide bound to a hydrophilic sialic acid-containing glycan chain. Read more

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