PhD, MPhil, DPharm Pharmacy & biomedical sciences

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Research opportunities

You can study an MPhil or an MRes over the course of one year. A PhD or DPharm takes three years.

MPhil & PhD

You can study any option in any of our research groups:

DPharm

This degree responds to an identified need for more NHS pharmacists to engage in research linked to their professional and practice role in areas in which a PhD research programme may not be the most appropriate qualification.

Find out how to study for a DPharm degree.

MRes

We offer MRes degrees in Biomedical Science topics.

Please email sipbs-postgrad@strath.ac.uk to dicusss studying an MRes with us.

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Fees & funding

2020/21

All fees quoted are per academic year unless otherwise stated.

Entrants may be subject to a small fee during the writing up period.

Scotland/EU

TBC*
(2019/20: £4,327)

Rest of UK

TBC*
(2019/20: £4,327)

International

£19,750

Funding

If you can't find what you're looking for, try our scholarship search instead.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Search for all funded and non-funded postgraduate research opportunities.

Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

*Fees have not yet been set by research councils.

Our research

The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences is a major research centre in Scotland and is among the UK's top Schools of Pharmacy. We have a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities and recently benefited from the opening of a new £36m building.

We have strong links with industry. Our researchers work with businesses of all sizes, government, charities, the health sector and the rest of the public sector.

 

Find out more about our research

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Support & development

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PgCert RPD)

As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PgCert RPD). 

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.

Find out more about the PgCert RPD programme.

Careers

The University Careers Service can help you with everything from writing your CV to interview preparation.

Student support

From financial advice to our IT facilities, we have a wide range of support for all students here at Strathclyde. Get all the information you need at Strathlife.

Postgraduate research at the Strathclyde Doctoral School

The Strathclyde Doctoral School provides a vibrant and comprehensive student-centred research and training environment in order to grow and support current and future research talent. The School encompasses our four faculties and is committed to enriching the student experience, intensifying research outputs and opportunities, and ensuring training is at the highest level. As a postgraduate researcher, you'll automatically become a member of the Strathclyde Doctoral School.

Find out more about the Doctoral School

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International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

Visit our international students' section

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Interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree at Strathclyde?

Read our step-by-step guide on how to submit your application.

How to apply
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Apply

MRes

If you're applying for an MRes degree, please complete the online application form and indicate that you intend to study a 'Masters by Research in Biomedical Sciences', along with your named specialism. You're not required to submit a detailed research proposal at this stage.

Entry requirements

Upper second-class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent.

The application

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.

International applicants

If you're applying as an international student, you'll need to provide:

  • proof of IELTS English language proficiency – score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5 – if English isn't your first language
  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • a copy of your funding letter, if available

By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.

Supervisors

Research supervisors are assigned to you by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. Let us know in your application who you'd like to work with, but the department will team you up with the best supervisor for your project.

Once we've received your application, your research proposal is passed to potential supervisors for consideration. If it's not compatible with the researcher's current projects and they are unable to supervise, it's passed along to another for consideration. If they can supervise you, they’ll confirm and nominate a potential second supervisor. As soon as a second supervisor is confirmed, an offer will be sent to you through Pegasus, our online application system.

When you accept our offer of study, you'll receive a full offer in writing via the email address you'll have provided.

Accepting an offer

When you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.

UK or EU students

If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.

International students

An ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate is a mandatory requirement for some postgraduate students in science, engineering and technology.

Find out if you need an ATAS certificate.

Apply now

You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.

All you have to do is complete an online application.

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Contact us

Allison Reid

Telephone: +44 (0)141 548 2135

Email: sipbs-postgrad@strath.ac.uk