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PhD/MPhil Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences



What will I learn?

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Our areas of research within pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences include:

  • development of novel nucleic acid-based diagnostics and therapeutics;
  • modelling and simulation of pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions and pharmacodynamics in healthy virtual populations;
  • modelling and simulation of pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions and pharmacodynamics in patient populations;
  • analysis of inter-individual variability in drug metabolizing enzyme activity;
  • optimal design of early phase clinical trials with new therapies and drug combinations;
  • applications of systems biology approach to prediction of drug absorption, distribution and Elimination;
  • extrapolation of in vitro data to predict in vivo pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics;
  • applications of PKPD in drug development and therapeutics, particularly endocrinology, drug abuse, and paediatric pharmacology.

Teaching and learning

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£25,500.00 (US$ 31,371) per year
Standard £25,500, Low £26,500, Medium £33,500, High £38,500

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023


The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,


M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL (iBT) 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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