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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology provides excellent opportunities for basic and clinical research on drug safety science, immuno-pharmacology, individualised medicines, nanomedicines and HIV.

The department has state-of-the-art research facilities and we have funding from sources including MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, Wolfson Foundation and the EU. Our focus is on research that is directed towards understanding disease processes, defining therapeutic strategies for intervention, and the scientific basis of drug safety. The ultimate aim of this research is to translate laboratory findings into the clinic for the benefit of patients, the public and the healthcare system. The department is among the most highly rated for research in the United Kingdom and hosts the MRC funded Centre for Drug Safety Science and the Wolfson Centre for Personalized Medicine.

The research specifically focuses on the following areas: Drug Safety Science - We undertake fundamental clinical and basic research into the causes, characteristics and consequences of adverse drug reactions; The Pharmacology of Infectious Disease – We aim to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the variability in response to HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis therapy; Nanomedicines – We investigate the application of nanomedicines in infectious disease. We employ the whole range of cutting-edge experimental techniques from mechanistic studies involving cell-lines and gastrointestinal tissues through to patient studies and clinical trials.

A doctoral degree is awarded to students that have demonstrated the ability to conceptualise, design, and implement a substantial research project that results in new knowledge, applications, or understanding in their field of study. During your research, you can expect to draw on direct clinical and observational experience to produce an original thesis of 80,000-100,000 words. You'll be part of a research group which matches your research interests. Research groups offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary research collaboration, as well as support and expertise for your research.

Different course options

Full time | University of Liverpool | 4 years | DEC-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

DEC-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students will need to pay £22,000 (Lab based programmes) and £16,700 (Non Lab based programmes).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for postgraduate research study at Liverpool are normally expected to hold a UK first degree with a First Class or Upper Second Class degree classification, or a Second Class degree plus a Master’s degree. Equivalent international qualifications are also accepted, and their equivalence will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided by the National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC) as well as internal guidance based on our experience of a qualification’s suitability as a preparation for our programmes.