University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The programme aims to give postgraduate students the integrated, broad'based research training needed to exploit the advances in pharmaceutical and biological sciences and pharmacy practice for conducting contemporary research. Normally, students register initially for an MPhil. After approximately 1 year to 18 months, the student can transfer to the PhD programme after the successful submission of a comprehensive transfer report. We also offer part'time MPhil/PhD programmes.

Course Modules

Research areas include: chemistry and drug delivery; synthesis and biological evaluation of potential anti'cancer agents; structure'based drug design; quantitive structure'activity relationship (QSAR) predication of ADMET properties; controlled release; particle engineering; powder technology; pharmaceutical technology; novel drug delivery systems with a focus on respiratory drug delivery; pharmacology, cell and molecular biology; cancer gene therapy; immunology of allergic response; neuropharmacology; neurobiology (circadian rhythms); control of microbial infection; ion channels and their role in disease states; pharmacy practice; rational cost'effective use of drugs; pharmaceutical care, with an emphasis on new models of care for specific patient groups; medicines management; pharmaceutical services, ethics and pharmacy practice.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in an appropriate area taught MSc (distinction). Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Applicants with non'standard qualifications but significant experience should contact the school's director of research to discuss their application.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,275  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,996  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,638  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Part Time
MPhil £1,998  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £11,275  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,996  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
PhD £5,638  Academic year. First year overseas fees
6 years
Part Time
PhD £1,998  Academic year. First year home fees