Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
We are one of the top UK schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. We are proud to be globally recognised for our research excellence in advancing knowledge, delivering significant new discoveries benefiting society, and graduating highly valued, innovative, and enterprising people fit for practice and employment.
Why further your studies with us
An introduction to our MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
This video by our Course Director, Dr Steve Hiscox, provides an overview of this one year, full-time MSc course designed to provide you with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in this rapidly advancing field of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics. So, whether you’re looking to better prepare yourself for doctoral research or achieve a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right, this postgraduate programme will set you in excellent stead for your future.
Interested? Apply for our MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
An introduction to our MSc in Clinical Research (PDip/PCert/MSc)
This video by Course Director, Dr William Ford, provides an introduction to this progressive 3 year, part time distance learning programme that allows you the flexibility to study whilst you work. Designed to develop outstanding research skills to advance a career in clinical research, this course provides enhanced understanding of clinical trial processes and regulation. The course also offers an insight into the diverse range of therapeutic areas and their treatments in relation to drug registration and drug safety.
Interested? Apply for our MSc in Clinical Research.
An Overview of our Postgraduate Research Course (MPhil/PhD)
In this short video, Dr Emma Lane, gives an overview of how you can undertake exciting, innovative PhD research in our vibrant and world leading School. Learn how our interdisciplinary research encompasses the discovery, development and usage of medicines and therapeutics across a spectrum of diseases including cancer, infection, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative disorders.
Interested? Apply for our PhD/MPhil in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Postgraduate taught programmes for qualified pharmacists:
Clinical Pharmacy (PDip/MSc)
A progressive key qualification for the advancement of your clinical pharmacy career, this part-time blended learning programme comprises face-to-face learning with online learning and experiential study. It integrates a traditional academic course with your everyday role, with the aim of developing vital skills and knowledge to apply to your patients.
Interested? Apply for our Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
The course aims to provide Pharmacists with Independent Prescriber status to make the very best use of your skills to give patients quicker and more efficient access to medicines. The programme, run alongside nurses, midwives and other allied healthcare professionals, offers the opportunity for multidisciplinary learning. The course is comprised of a series of study days, self directed learning, assessments and supervised time with a Designated Medical Practitioner to build a prescribing portfolio.
Interested? Apply for Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
Postgraduate taught programmes for other healthcare professionals and biomedical scientists:
Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (MSc)
This MSc course is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in the rapidly advancing field of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics. We will provide you with a breadth and depth of cancer-focused training that will enhance your prospects to start or continue a career within the healthcare sector and public/private sector research establishments.
Whether you’re looking to better prepare yourself for doctoral research or to achieve a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right, this postgraduate programme will give you a balanced combination of theory and practice to suit your needs and support your career.
Clinical Research (MSc)
If you work in clinical trials, this programme will provide you with an enhanced level of knowledge, understanding and skills in clinical research. Being a distance learning programme, this course has been designed to enable you to complete the programme whilst in employment and alongside your existing commitments.
This course will increase your knowledge and skills not only in clinical research but also in a diverse range of therapeutic areas. This allows you to move confidently between therapeutic areas and increase your potential value to employers. In the dissertation year, you will be encouraged to carry out a project which has direct value to your employer.
Postgraduate research opportunities
We have a diverse research portfolio and our discipline areas for PhD and MPhil degrees include drug delivery and microbiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and physiology, pharmacy, and pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy.
Our researchers and their international networks work across multidisciplinary teams, allowing you to work collaboratively both across different schools in the University along with NHS and industry partners. This interdisciplinarity supports our post-graduates to shape their training in knowledge and skills for their future careers.
Our teaching is informed and supported by our internationally-recognised research which spans the complete continuum from basic to applied translational science and clinical practice.
We focus on the discovery, development and use of drugs and medicines to tackle some of the most debilitating and life-threatening medical conditions and infectious diseases. And we pave the way in creating new, effective methods for delivering these drugs to better treat disease.
Our world-renowned researchers, as well as external expert practitioners, teach our postgraduate students and inspire the researchers and clinicians of the future.
If you are interested in joining us for postgraduate study or research, we would love to hear from you.
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