PhD, MPhil, DPharm On Campus

Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

36 months
20650 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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With the Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences programme of the University of Strathclyde, you can study an MPhil over the course of one year. A PhD or DPharm takes three years.


Our research

The Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences programme of the University of Strathclyde is part of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, 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.

Programme Structure

MPhil & PhD

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

  • New medicines
  • Better medicines
  • Better use of medicines
  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper second-class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent.

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
  • 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.

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Rest of UK: £4,500

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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