Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery PhD

 
  

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Qualification
Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery PhD
Duration
3-4 years full-time
Entry requirements
2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
October, February and April
Campus
University Park/Medical School
School/department
Other requirements

Research overview

The School of Life Sciences and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) have developed a four-year doctoral training programme for molecular pharmacology and drug discovery biology.

The programme brings together the leading international research team in GPCR biology/allosterism (at MIPS) with the leading international GPCR cell signalling team (at Nottingham). The programme will offer a combination of courses, workshops and laboratory-based training in all aspects of molecular pharmacology and drug discovery, taking advantage of the unique and complimentary expertise and facilities of both institutions.

Graduates of the programme will receive a joint Monash University/Nottingham University PhD Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Biology, and will be uniquely trained to tackle the challenging problem of developing more effective and selective therapies for diseases that are of global relevance to human suffering. 

 

Facilities

We have excellent cell culture, imaging, molecular biology, high-throughput drug screening, and in vivo facilities for conducting research projects in molecular pharmacology of cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, endocrine and neuronal systems.

 

Research support

A number of University support services  exist to assist you during your time at Nottingham and beyond. The Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA) are a particularly important source of support.   
 

Find a supervisor

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area. Visit our research projects page to find a supervisor whose expertise match your own research interests.
 

Funding

For guidance on funding options, please visit our guide to funding.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of research scholarships for outstanding international and EU students.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your research course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

Average starting salary and career progression

 

In 2016, 92.6% of postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £26,847 with the highest being £70,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

 

Career prospects and employability

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

 

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
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.

Elizabeth Wilson
School of Life Sciences
University of Nottingham Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham
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