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Pharmacy PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

We have 12 Pharmacy PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

A PhD in Pharmacy gives you the chance to lead your own research project that will further our current understanding of pharmaceuticals. Whether you are researching medicines tailored to an ageing population, optimising existing drugs through changes in dosage, or looking at the causes of neurological and psychiatric diseases, you will be aiming to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.

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.

PhD in Pharmacy entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Pharmacy usually involves a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You will also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience in Pharmacy, depending on the programme.

PhD in Pharmacy funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Pharmacy are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding or apply for a project that already has funding attached. 

It is also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Pharmacy (although this cannot be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you are considering a part-time PhD in Pharmacy, it may also be worth asking your employer if they are happy to sponsor you. 

PhD in Pharmacy careers

On completion of your PhD, you may go into a research role at a university or pharmaceutical company, or you may find a career in regulatory affairs, the NHS (National Health Service) or scientific publishing, drug licensing or clinical trial research.

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National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Patient Safety Research Collaborative (PSRC) PhD studentship

Award summary. To deliver real and meaningful changes in patient safety for those with Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTCs). Read more

Adhesive and in-situ gelling hydrogels for in-situ articular cartilage repair

School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering invites applications for a funded PhD project that aims to address the challenges of Osteoarthritis (OA) through developing advanced photocurable cartilage-mimicking biomaterials. Read more

Unravelling the molecular link between coagulation and immunity

Summary. The blood-based coagulation and immune complement systems are activated in response to infection or injury. These systems are generally viewed as distinct, but several protein interactions between these systems affect their function and may contribute to disease. Read more
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PhD studentship - Human iPSC-derived Sensory Neurons to Interrogate the Molecular Interplay between mTORC1 and Histamine Receptors in the Progression of Neuropathic Pain

Overview. Are you interested in exploring novel strategies to alleviate pain responses in patients with chronic pain? This PhD studentship will use stem cell-derived sensory neurons to understand the relationship between mTORC1 and histamine in chronic pain. Read more

Faculty of Pharmacy, Masaryk University

Discover the art of developing life-changing pharmaceuticals through our Medicinal Chemistry program. The aim of this programme is to prepare qualified experts who will work professionally in scientific activities in the field of development and analysis of drugs and its application to other scientific fields. Read more

Cell permeability assessment and integration of innovative small molecules for antibacterial R&D

Project description. You will contribute to the development and validation of in vitro tests and algorithms to determine antimicrobial activity and toxicity of novel antimicrobial molecules in the BREAKthrough project. Read more

Transformative Peptide Chemistry for RNA Nanotechnology

Transformative Peptide Chemistry for RNA Nanotechnology is an inaugural cohort-based Thematic Doctoral Pathway programme from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Read more

Postgraduate Research Opportunities at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

To deliver our research strategy of ‘Better Health for All' and our aspiration to train the research leaders of the future, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (top 10% faculties of medicine in the world, QS2022) has opened opportunities for self-funded PhD students in multiple areas of biomedical and translational research across six internationally recognised Research Institutes. Read more

Research at London Met

Research underpins everything we do at London Met. Alongside our projects in the wider community, our research helps to build connections with stakeholders locally and around the world which allows us to advance our social mission. Read more

Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

Founded in 1784 as the professional body for surgical training in Ireland, RCSI has evolved in the years since to become one of the world's leading health sciences universities. Read more
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