Studying for a PhD
Becoming a PhD student in the School of Pharmacy means joining a thriving research community exploring world-changing issues at the forefront of science and healthcare.
You will develop skills prized by academia and the biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries alike, to assist you in achieving your career goals.
We offer a mixture of research-focused three and four year PhD programmes, supported by taught courses that will broaden your scientific knowledge and give you high-quality training in basic, strategic and applied aspects of research. Students explore a diverse and fascinating range of subjects and there’s every opportunity to tailor your studies and focus on areas of interest.
Search our opportunities
We have a number of vacancies available. Some funded projects are only available to UK/EU or International students. If you have your own funding secured, via sponsorship or an employer for instance, you may also apply for projects or direct to the school.
Opportunities are also available by joining one of our Centres for Doctoral Training.
For a full list of our research areas and the entry requirements, please visit the prospectus.
How to apply
We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines, offering you a world of opportunities to work with acclaimed scientists and develop exceptional skills. Most PhD students begin their programme in late September or early February.
Read more about how to apply for PhD programmes.