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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of Manchester

12 months
25500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme offered at The University of Manchester 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.

Special features

Training and development

All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).

The Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme offered at The University of Manchester  provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.

The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.

Career opportunities

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

Programme Structure

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree awardedPhD/MPhilDuration3-4 years PhD, 1-2 years MPhilEntry requirements
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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