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Pharmaceutical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students in the UK

We have 20 Pharmaceutical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students in the UK

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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Ultra High-Field for Enhanced Solid-State NMR of Materials

UK graduates are invited to apply for a fully funded 42-month PhD studentship starting in October 2024 in the area of magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of solids. Read more

Continuous Extrusion Manufacturing for the Development of Pharmaceutical Products

Continuous manufacturing (CM) using Hot-melt extrusion (HME) coupled with 3D printing is an emerging processing technology in pharmaceutical industry due to its wide range of applications. Read more

Preclinical Development of Corticotroph Releasing Factor-1 (CRF1) Receptor PET Radioligands to Detect ACTH Producing Pituitary Adenomas

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Project Overview. Overview . This project is an exciting new collaboration between the University of Reading and Syngenta Group, to investigate the mammalian toxicity of insecticides and understand their effects on the brain. Read more

PhD Studentship in Formulation Approaches to Develop Robust Drug Delivery Systems with Cocrystals

Overview. Are you interested in learning how to develop novel drug delivery systems with improved bio performance? Our team has been studying how pharmaceutical cocrystals can improve drug solubility and dissolution. Read more

New strategies to cryopreserve cell-based therapies

In the past decade, cell-based therapies have emerged to transform the treatment of disease, particularly cancer. Whilst potent, these therapies are challenging to deliver in practise as must be stored frozen (cryopreserved). Read more

Shining A Light On Magnetic Resonance

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Crystallisation in Structured Ternary Fluids for Enhanced Control

In crystallisation from solution, a ubiquitous process in both industry and the natural world, nucleation is usually the rate-determining step, followed by much faster crystal growth. Read more

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