Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicines Centre for Doctoral Training


The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicines is a partnership of The University of Nottingham and University College London (UCL). This collaboration gives students the chance to be trained at the cutting-edge of pharmaceutical science at two highly rated universities.

The CDT is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), offering 12 places - six at each university - and lasts four years. 

Programme overview

The programme is based on three themes:

  • systems-based pharmaceutics
  • novel materials/processes
  • advanced pharmaceutical analysis

Students gain pharmaceutical science knowledge through a range of training methods and industrial placements, working together with top pharmaceutical industrial partners and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) such as:

  • Alliance Boots
  • AstraZeneca
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Pfizer 
  • Quotient Clinical

This course gives students the opportunity to understand the pharmaceutical industry on a global level, and to undertake international placements at university and industry partner sites abroad.

Visit the CDT website for full details.


The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced and Targeted Therapeutics is funded by the the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Visit the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) website to check eligibility requirements. 

Entry requirements

First-class or upper-second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a masters degree in a relevant discipline.

How to apply

Applicants interested in a place at the University of Nottingham should apply through the University’s application portal (Please note that there is no application fee for PhD candidates).

To facilitate quick processing of your application, please mention the CDT on top of your personal statement and email Dr Claudia Matz with your application ID. 

Visit the the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in Advanced and Targeted Therapeutics website for full details.


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This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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