PhDs and Research Degrees in the School of Pharmacy

We welcome applicants for our postgraduate research opportunities available in the School for the coming academic year.  Our research embraces the following themes including:

  • Synthesis of Functional Molecules
  • Understanding Biological Function
  • Medicine Management
  • Advanced Methods For Characterisation and Delivery


Our postgraduate degrees by research usually take between three to four years to complete and are supervised by our expert scientists who outline the research, and provide guidance and mentoring throughout the project. Prospective students are welcome to contact supervisors in whose research they are interested to explore the opportunities. Staff research pages can be viewed via the People pages, which includes contact details for each member of staff.

Pharmaceutical 3D and 4D printing: from personalised medicine to smart medical device (QIS_U23SF)

While 3D printing is rapidly infiltrating into the fields of pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, 4D printing is a new field on the horizon with the...

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Discovery of novel antibiotic natural products from spider fungi (GANESANA_U23SF)

Antimicrobial resistance is a major healthcare challenge globally. Our approach to solving this global crisis is to hunt for novel natural products from...

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Improving the pharmaceutical properties of drugs with Deep Eutectic Solvents: API-DES (DELSOI_U23SF)

Applications are invited from students with independent funding for a PhD in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy applied to Drug...

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Designing inhibitors of essential protein-interactions for bacterial cell division (BEEKMANA_U23SF)

Primary Supervisor - Andrew Beekman
Secondary Supervisor - Susan Schilmpert (John Innes Centre)

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are a huge threat...

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