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PhD Opportunities at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science

About our postgraduate research studies

The Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (IPS) is an enabling and rich environment for students to undertake their postgraduate research studies. Across the three research groups of Drug Discovery, Medicines Development, and Medicines Use; we have approximately 100 students on 3, 3+1, and 4-year track PhD programmes.

Most of our PhD students are embedded on one site, engendering an environment of engagement (student led seminars, social activities, annual symposium day), interdisciplinary curiosity, and experience of cutting edge and diverse methodology platforms. This results in a unique, strong and exciting research journey.

The research experience of our PhD students can be further strengthened from competitive internal funds to allow you to travel to learn techniques in collaborator labs, or funds for conference participation from the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Centre for Doctoral Studies.


Types of Scholarships

Our PGR student body is international and this is reflected in the diversity of routes by which our students are funded. King's has annual application rounds of certain initiatives such as Medical Research Council- Doctoral Training Programme (MRC-DTP), London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Partnership funded by BBSRC (LIDo-DTP), and the King’s-China Scholarship Council (K-CSC).

Other PGR students may be funded by Industry, foreign government organisations, or self-funded. Some programmes have specific application procedures that must be adhered to and can be found below with particular timelines during the year.

If you need help discussing a research project you have seen advertised, or you need help in devising a research project but are unsure who might be the best person to supervise it, it is best to identify our research staff in Drug Discovery, Medicines Development, and Medicines Use. This will also give you a more detailed understanding of the range of expertise of specific academics and research activity within IPS.

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Centre For Pharmaceutical Medicine PhD Studentships

New PhD Opportunities to start in 2022

The CPME is offering 8 PhD projects:
  • Understanding emerging models of patient engagement and their impact on the research, development and use of medicines
    (C. Copeland & G. McClelland)
  • Machine learning based algorithms to improve the clinical management and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease
    (M. Alhnan & A. Ferro)
  • Appraising the accelerated approval of medicines used for cancer care
    (S. A. Jones & Y Kamel)
  • Developing a case to widen the access to topical onychomycosis therapies and provide personalised treatment
    (S. A. Jones & G. McClelland)
  • Understanding how the regulation of borderline substances influences medicine quality: Vitamin D as a case study
    (S. A. Jones & C. Naraynassamy)
  • Exploring new digital platforms to provide patient information on how to use medicines
    (M. Alhnan & G. McClelland)
  • Theranostic hydrogen sulphide dressings in wound healing
    (A. Dyson & A. Lockett)
  • Exploring Antipsychotic-Associated Pneumonia through host-immune responses
    (C. Copeland, R. Amison & Paul Rees)


How to apply

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Unless guided by programme specific calls, application is via King's Apply.


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