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Pharmacy - Research

Overview
We focus our research on key areas of the pharmaceutical sciences, and clinical and primary care aspects of pharmacy.

Our research spans a wide range of scientific and professional disciplines. You will be supervised by world-leading researchers working on projects with the potential to positively impact on science and healthcare.

We are passionate about what we do, and aim to inspire you with the same drive, instilling the aspirations to make a difference in the world.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS
Pharmacy at Queen's has a large and expanding research portfolio grouped according to research themes under the cross-disciplinary over-arching Pioneer Research Programme led by the School of Pharmacy:

Bioactive Biomaterials and Infection Control
Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Clinical Pharmacy
Drug Delivery
Experimental Therapeutics
Natural Drug Discovery
Primary Care
Proteases and Inhibitors

Pharmaceutical sciences and practice research is housed in the School's state-of-the-art, purpose-built McClay Research Centre and adjacent facilities on the Health Sciences campus. Our world-class laboratories include recently-opened new facilities for pharmaceutical biotechnology and medicinal chemistry, and our well-equipped Pharmacy Practice Research Unit provides excellent facilities for practice-related research. Specific training in research methodologies is provided for all postgraduate research students.

Pharmacy highlights
Student Experience
•We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres
http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/PhDF...

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
•Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
•Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

1 year.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Employment after the Course
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. Many graduates from the School of Pharmacy Research programmes go on to secure leading positions in academia, industry, government and clinical practice.

Application date

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Find a supervisor
If you're interested in a particular project, we suggest you contact the relevant academic before you apply, to introduce yourself and ask questions.

To find a potential supervisor aligned with your area of interest, or if you are unsure of who to contact, look through the staff profiles linked here.

www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/Postgraduate-research/find-phd-sup...

You might be asked to provide a short outline of your proposal to help us identify potential supervisors.

Postgraduate Research
There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University's website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Research areas

Research information

Associated Research
We are located on the site of a major teaching hospital, providing excellent clinical collaborations.
We have excellent research facilities and support structures for students.
We have strong links with the pharmaceutical and health care industries and with international research collaborators.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2019

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