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Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, M.Phil./PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 33 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences programme offered by the Liverpool John Moores University will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil.

About

Key facts of the Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences programme offered by the Liverpool John Moores University:

  • Study full or part-time over one to seven years
  • Choose from a wide range of subject areas
  • Complete your research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a Faculty known for its internationally-acclaimed research
  • Explore scholarship opportunities 
  • Benefit from expert supervision and researcher training
  • Enjoy excellent facilities and great employment connections

Careers

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

Studying for a postgraduate research degree enhances your employability in a number of ways.

As well as enabling you to focus on your specific areas of interest and expand your subject knowledge ready for employment in your chosen sector, a postgraduate research qualification enables you to take charge of your career path by demonstrating your contribution to an area of knowledge. It enhances your self-confidence and showcases your ability to work independently and ‘go it alone’.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Presentation Skills 
  • Applying for Ethical Approval 
  • How to be an Effective Researcher
  • Poster Presentation/Design
  • Postgraduate Employability Skills
  • Project Management
  • Writing Skills including Creative Planning for Writing your Thesis
  • Surviving the Viva
  • Speed Reading

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 33 months
    • Duration description
      33 - 48 months FT
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 45 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      45 - 84 months PT
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • (for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD): a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject
  • (for a PhD direct): a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject plus research training directly related to the PhD project 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14450 GBP per year and a duration of 33 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 GBP per year and a duration of 33 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home (part-time, per year): £2,500
  • International (part-time, per year): £7,225

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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