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Pharmacology and Physiology MPhil

Pharmacology and Physiology MPhil

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Full time | Cardiff University | 1 year | Contact University

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date

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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Pharmacology Physiology (Human) Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

Pharmacology and Physiology is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes.

Research study in this area involves understanding of physiological regulation and disease processes, identifying and validating novel drug targets, mechanisms of drug action.

Research themes

  • Cell signalling, especially in cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • Airway diseases
  • Smooth muscle pharmacology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Applications of chemo/bioluminescence

Areas of Expertise

Expertise includes elucidating mechanisms of drug action at all levels of organisation, from intracellular sites, membranes and cells through to tissues, organs and intact organisms.

Specific methodologies include:

  • In vivo and in vitro cardiovascular and pulmonary pharmacology,
  • Cancer therapeutics and neurogenerative diseases,
  • Enzyme purification,
  • Spectral analysis,
  • Immunoassay,
  • Radioligand binding,
  • In situ hybridisation,
  • PCR,
  • cDNA analysis,
  • Western analysis and immunoprecipitation,
  • Proteome mapping,
  • Receptor cloning,
  • Cell culture,
  • Single cell electrophysiology,
  • Live cell imaging,
  • Bioluminescence,
  • Immunocytochemistry of total and activated proteins and behavioural testing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Please refer the University website for Specific Entry Requirements.