How to apply

Recruitment for PhD positions starting in 2023/24 is now open. To apply, please complete the online application form

Application deadline: The deadline for round two is 12th May 2023. After this date we will continue to accept applications but do not anticipate having any further places available.

A Virtual Open Day was held on 24th November 2022, you can view the recording of this event here

You can find a copy of the application questions here


Entry requirements

To apply you will need, or be expecting, a first or 2:1 honours degree or a non-UK equivalent in the subjects listed below:

  • pharmacy
  • chemistry
  • engineering
  • physics
  • biology
  • mathematics
  • related sciences

We will also consider a relevant masters qualification.

Application process

The CDT in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies is committed to fair and transparent recruitment process. Please visit our Recruitment Process page for more information.

For further information please contact:

Graham Harrison for the University of Nottingham (UK)

Sarah Marks for University College London (UK)

Tracy Gallagher for SSPC - The SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals (Ireland)

General information on applying

We open up applications to the CDT in November each year with a deadline of early February.  All students start the programme in September. To apply you will need to complete our online application form, which includes statements on your motivations for applying to the CDT and how your previous skills and experience have prepared you for a PhD in this research area.

Our panel of academics will consider all applications and those successful at the application stage will be shortlisted for an interview.  Interviews usually take place in February/March.  You will be told when to expect a final decision on the outcome at interview.

All communications, such as invites to interview and outcomes of your application, will be sent via email. We aim to communicate decisions as soon as possible, but please bear in mind that we receive a high volume of applications and processing these can take some time.



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