Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

The School conducts research relating to social science in pharmacy practice; laboratory work in drug delivery and materials science; biochemistry; cell biology; genetics and forensic science; microbiology; toxicology; medicinal chemistry (for which the school houses specialised equipment) quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) and modelling, using sophisticated computer programmes. Specialist areas of expertise include: Medicinal chemistry and natural products research focussing on prevention and cure of human diseases; delivery and formulation especially focussing on nanopharmaceutics; biomedical sciences focussing on oncology, toxicology, cell-signalling, immunity and infections; chemical, pharmaceutical and forensic analysis; chemoinformatics focussing on prediction of toxicity, ADME properties and pharmacological activity; clinical pharmacy and therapeutics focussing on various aspects of clinical pharmacy; much of the School's research is multi-disciplinary and there are strong links with industry and the NHS.

Entry requirements

To study for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD you should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: Have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have undertaken research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have alternative qualifications, your application will be considered on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.

Course modules

You can study topics such as: Advanced presentation skills; applying for ethical approval; how to be an effective researcher; poster presentation/ design; postgraduate employability skills; project management; writing skills including creative planning for writing your thesis; surviving the viva; speed reading.

Assessment methods

If you are studying for an MPhil you may be able to progress to a PhD, via written and oral assessments in year 2 (for full time students) or year 3 (for part time students).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2017 - 45 months

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