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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Research overview

Faced with exciting opportunities for new therapeutic targets and treatments that will improve the lives of millions of people, we’re proud to be at the forefront of world-changing, interdisciplinary research that’s both innovative and relevant.

We work with many of the major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and have had the vision to start up several successful commercial ventures, providing valuable services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At the end of three years’ full-time registration, plus one year optional writing-up, you will have written a thesis of between 80,000-100,000 words, in English or Russian, on a topic which makes a significant contribution to research in Russian and Slavonic Studies.


The PhD equips individuals for a variety of careers in both academia and industry. Many graduates find employment within the pharmaceutical sector. We have alumni employed by GSK, AstraZeneca, Catalant and 3M amongst others.

Graduates are also well positioned to pursue academic research careers as post doctoral research associates, and academics all within the UK and internationally.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

International fees will be charged as follows: research in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Policy - £23,000, other research - £26,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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