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Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research

School Description:
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Mission Statement
Our mission is to lead in the discovery, development and safe use of medicines, and address the healthcare needs of patients and society. We achieve this mission through innovative research at the frontiers of Drugs, Medicines, Patient Care, and Health.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Vision Our insights and discoveries in(to) Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will improve treatment and address global healthcare challenges.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Further enquiries

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
•Head of School: Professor John Gilmer
•Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Assoc. Prof. Carlos Medina Martin
•Telephone: +353-1-896 2809
•Fax: +353-1-896 2810
•Email: pharmacy@tcd.ie
•Url: www.tcd.ie/pharmacy

Comment

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing research.admissions@tcd.ie

Application date

Before You Apply

You are encouraged to read carefully the wide range of information about pursuing a higher degree by research at Trinity College Dublin provided by the Graduate Studies Office. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the specific regulations relating to higher degrees by research set out in the Trinity College Calendar Part III.

It is important to be aware that preference is generally given to students who want to work in areas of research in which a potential supervisor has an existing research interest. Please review the information on finding a supervisor and the research interests of our supervising faculty members.

When to Apply

You may apply at any point between the application being opened in the autumn and the closing deadline of 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisor capacity may be limited.

If you intend to study full-time and also intend applying for either Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships or Postgraduate Studentships you are required to submit your formal application for the Doctoral Programme no later than 30th April. These awards are highly competitive and you are advised to start preparing a high-quality application well in advance of this deadline.

If you envisage that your research will involve the collection and analysis of larger amounts of quantitative data you may wish to enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics. The closing date to apply for this course is 30th June.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our online application system. Go the the 'Application Weblink' below to choose the relevant degree and submit an application:

Please ensure that you provide all the documents required when making your online application. This must include:

•Two academic references;

•Academic transcripts which must be certified by the issuing body;

•A certified copy of degree certificate(s);

•A certified certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS);

•Your research proposal

Applicants who have already been successful during a research grant interview or screening process (e.g. IRCSET, IRCHSS, Funded Research Positions, etc.) should provide relevant details as part of the application process. The online application process is mandatory even if your funding has been secured.

There is an online application fee of €55.

If you encounter difficulties in filing the relevant documentation you should direct your query to the Research Admissions Office . Please note that applications that are deemed incomplete due to the absence of key supporting documents will not proceed to the Doctoral Programme Committee for review.

Once you have submitted an online application you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided when setting up your user account on the application system. The applicant portal will allow you to send and receive communications in respect of your application to Trinity College Dublin. You will be able to track the progress of your application at every stage of the admissions process, update your personal information, view decisions made on your application(s) and accept any offers you receive. For further information see: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Research areas

School Description:

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead in the discovery, development and safe use of medicines, and address the healthcare needs of patients and society. We achieve this mission through innovative research at the frontiers of Drugs, Medicines, Patient Care, and Health.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Vision

Our insights and discoveries in(to) Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
will improve treatment and address global healthcare challenges.

The three main research themes in the school are

•Developing better Drugs

•Pharmaceutical Materials, Formulation of Medicines, and Drug
Delivery'

•Clinical practice and Patient Care

The following research topics fall under these themes are aligned with College's strategic plan in the major thematic areas of pharmaceutical nanoscience and technology, immunology and inflammation, cancer research and neuroscience.

•Advanced Drug Delivery: including oral, respiratory drug delivery; new technologies such as nanoparticles and liposomes; interactions between drug delivery systems and cell culture models

•Allergy novel anti-allergy compounds

•Cancer Research: including exosomes extracellular vesicles, biomarkers and new therapeutic targets

•Clinical Pharmacokinetics

•Drug Design and Discovery: anti-cancer medicinal chemistry and novel antibiotics; in silico design of new drugs; in silico high throughput screening for drug discovery

•Drug Targeting and Transport: including anti-cancer drug targeting, drug transport across epithelial barriers of the lung, gastrointestinal tract and the eye; high performance computer applications in drug delivery system design in vitro and in vivo

•Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
•Pharmaceutical Nanoscience
•Natural Products
•Neuropharmacology : aging diseases and therapies; antidepressants and drugs of abuse
•Platelets

•Pharmacy Practice : pharmaceutical care and continuous improvement of practice standards; healthcare policy and service delivery; health promotion in primary care, hospital pharmacy and drug use in hospital.

As well as involvement in the above programmes, academic staff have active research projects at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level in the traditional pharmacy disciplines: Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Practice of Pharmacy (See www.pharmacy.tcd.ie). Collaborative research is also ongoing with other academic and industry groups, both at national and international levels. In addition, Staff contribute to integrated postgraduate taught courses which are formulated in the context of European and international curriculum strategies (see M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Pharmaceutical Analysis, M.Sc. in Hospital Pharmacy, M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert. in Community Pharmacy, M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, Cardiology in Clinical Pharmacy Practice Module, and M.Sc. in Neuroscience).

Enrolment and start dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Full-Time)
Master in Science in School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Part-Time)
Master in Science in School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Full-Time)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Full-Time)
Master in Science in School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Part-Time)
Master in Science in School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Full-Time)

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