University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Pharmacy and Biomedical Science

The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences conducts wide-ranging and internationally recognised research in areas such as drug delivery, drug safety, molecular medicine, pharmacy practice, neuropharmacology, natural products and oncology. The research infrastructure has been strengthened by strategic investment in equipment and laboratories over the past 5 years. The School receives research funding from the Department of Health, the Association for International Cancer Research, the World Cancer Research Fund, the Humane Research Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, the Royal Society, the British Council, the British Brain Tumour Association, the United Kingdom Brain Tumour Society, the National Lottery, Oxford Glycosciences and others. With their support, we have made a considerable investment in equipment and laboratories over the past five years, strengthening our infrastructure and providing a thriving research environment for our postgraduate research students.

Course modules

Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Research areas include: Controlled and targeted drug delivery Bioadhesion/mucoadhesion Biomolecular recognition Bioadhesion control Pharmacy Practice Research areas include: Investigation of the role of pharmacy in health and wellbeing support (e.g. Healthy Living Pharmacy) Development and evaluation of new approaches to pharmacy education Risk management and pharmacovigilance Cell Biology and Pharmacology Research areas include: Investigating mechanisms and biomarkers of lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis Novel strategies to improve inhaled drug delivery and novel inhibitors of neutrophil elastase, glial cells in the brain, including oligodendroglia and their precursors in Multiple Sclerosis Primary brain tumours as well as astrocytic response to various neuropathological conditions Roles of tensins in cancer and in neuronal/glial cell biology Electrophysiology and biochemistry of ion channels, as well as their roles in the cellular physiology of human health and disease The neural and hormonal mechanisms involved in the regulation of food intake and obesity The mechanisms underpinning CNS disorders, such as dementia, depression and anxiety, as well as disorders of the gut, such as colitis and irritable bowl syndrome Epigenetics and Developmental Biology Research areas include: Molecular and genetic medicine, e.g. neuromuscular disease and neuronal function in disease, with particular emphasis on the molecular pathology of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the role of dystrophin and related proteins Control of neuronal identity and axon guidance in the early brain The genetic programming of muscle differentiation Using Xenopus and chicken as model organisms, aimed at establishing the role of genes that are important in developmental processes

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2019 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2019 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2019 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2019 GBP 7,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

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Research Team - Faculty of Science
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