You can study an MPhil or an MRes over the course of one year, a PhD over three years or a DPharm, also over three years.
MPhil & PhD
You can study any option in any of our research groups:
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme
As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert 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:
- the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
- the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
- the 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.
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.
We offer MRes degrees in:
- Biomedical Science topics
- Pharmaceutical Science topics
Please contact The Graduate School to chat about studying an MRes with us.
Inhibiting amyloid development using natural compounds: a molecular dynamics study
This project will utilise molecular dynamics simulation, exploiting the ARCHIE_WeSt supercomputer at Strathclyde to understand how the inhibitors interact with protein aggregates; how they interfere with the nucleation and growth pathway of the fibrils, and if aggregation can be reversed.
Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering
The project will focus on the applications of latest Small-angle X-ray scattering system in CMAC (EPSRC Centre of excellence in continuous manufacturing and crystallisation) to provide mechanistic understanding of interparticle interaction in dense system under repulsive or attractive interactions.
Development of multi-sensor measurement for characterizing biological suspensions and tissue
The project will focus on the development of novel multi-sensor measurement-analysis platform which integrate optics (instrument configuration) and theories of light propagation through particulate media to extract physical and chemical information of biological suspensions.
Role of building design in house dust mite colonization and development of asthma
The questions will be addressed: 1. What are the main factors affecting HDM colonisation and metabolic activity across the Scottish housing stock? 2. Are 'tight' modern house types (lightweight timber frame with polythene vapour barriers) more prone to HDM infestation than traditional heavyweight dwellings?
A multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the mechanism of ammonium transport by the ubiquitous family of Amt/Rhesus protein
What are the functional features that are important for the ion specificity and ion permeation? What are the structural features that explain the mechanistic difference between Amt (transporter) and Rh (channel)? What are the conformational changes associated with the transport cycle?
A new role for the Gelsolin family in the regulation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) activity
The aim of the project is to explore the role of the Gelsolin family across different GPCR pathways to identify if interaction is unique to PAR4 or a universal regulator of GPCRs.
Age-related and cell-type specific neural information processing
In this proposal, we will test the hypothesis that auditory coding in the primary auditory cortex (A1) is changed with age in a cell-type-specific manner. We will specifically focus on one of major cortical cell groups, GABAergic inhibitory neurons, which are further classified into diverse subtypes.