PhD position-Pharmacology based on individual research projects-United Kingdom (Manchester)


Location: University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Duration: 3 years (full-time), 6 years (part-time)

Description: PhD programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3 or 4 years, working with a specific academic supervisor (principle investigators). Applicants are specifically matched with a principle investigator based on their research interests and background.

Pharmacology attempts to understand how drugs work and how drugs can be usefully employed for the treatment of a variety of disease states. Pharmacological approaches integrate a variety of research methods including molecular biology, electrophysiological studies on single cells and whole tissues, whole organism studies and human volunteer programmes of study. A major focus is how these approaches can be applied to specific disease states and many groups have collaborations with industrial or clinical researchers. Examples of research In the faculty include:

  • Neuropharmacology & Modification of CNS Function
  • Immunopharmacology & Infections
  • Secretion & Ion channels
  • Smooth Muscle Contractility & Relaxation
  • Anti-proliferative Pharmacology & Tumour Cell Apoptosis

Requirements:  Academic entry qualification overview

The standard entry requirement for PhD study is a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented by a Masters degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable.

English language

For PhD applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test-6.5

TOEFL paper-based test score -577

TOEFL iBT® test -90

Start date and funding:  September 2016. The tuition fee will be GBP 19000/year (Non-EEA) and GBP7250/year (EEA) .

Scholarship: The Global Study Awards recognizes studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.

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