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Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery PhD

Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy Drug Medicine Control (Nursing)

Course type


Course Summary

Study drug discovery and pharmacology techniques to develop therapies for global diseases. Spend a year at Monash University in Australia.

Research overview

The programme brings together the leading international research teams in drug discovery/chemical biology and cell signalling at the University of Nottingham and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Melbourne, Australia.

The programme will offer a combination of courses, workshops and laboratory-based training in all aspects of drug discovery including:

  • synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry
  • molecular pharmacology
  • computational modelling

Graduates of the programme will receive a joint University of Nottingham/Monash University PhD Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery You will be uniquely trained to tackle the challenging problem of developing more effective and selective therapies for diseases that are of global relevance to human suffering.

We offer facilities for:

  • synthetic organic chemistry
  • computational chemistry
  • cell culture imaging
  • molecular biology
  • high-throughput drug screening
  • in vivo

to help you do research projects in protein targets of importance in cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, endocrine and neuronal systems.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

International fees will be charged as follows: Low-cost research - £20,250, Laboratory-based research - £26,250, High cost laboratory-based research - £29,670, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £35,220.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.