Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicines Centre for Doctoral Training


The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicine, located at the University of Nottingham (UoN) and University College London (UCL), Schools of Pharmacy, together with their industrial partners – Alliance Boots, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Quotient Sciences, Croda and Evonik – and EPSRC is offering six studentships at each university, commencing in September 2018.

Programme overview

The Centre offers a highly multi-disciplinary environment at the interfaces between pharmaceutical, chemical, life sciences, engineering and clinical research. The four-year doctoral programme involves a bespoke scientific and soft-skills training programme, and 12-week training projects at academic and industry sites in the first year of study before students commence their PhD research. Students are fully involved, with academic and industry partners, in the design of their PhD projects.

Throughout the 4-year programme, in addition to academic training in various disciplines of advanced healthcare therapeutics, our students are supported to actively participate in learning and training, innovation and entrepreneurship. They benefit from the Centre’s bespoke training in transferable skills development, conference and colloquia events, active learning sessions, team working and problem solving sessions, outreach activities, and close industry involvement. Our integrated university - industry relationship allows all our students unrivalled access to the healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical and clinical research expertise of our academics and our industrial partners

The programme is based on three themes:

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


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

Candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class degree, or non-UK equivalent, in pharmacy, chemistry, engineering, physics, biology, mathematics or related sciences.

How to apply

Applicants interested in a place at the University of Nottingham should apply on-line through the University’s application portal (please find the course by searching by keyword). Enquires about the application process can be sent to For Centre specific enquiries please contact Dr Claudia Matz, CDT Manager

Applicants interested in a place at University College London should send a covering letter, CV and personal statement to Ms Sarah Marks, CDT Manager. Sarah is also the contact person for UCL application enquiries.

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


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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