Why choose us?

Access strong collaborations with industry

  • Our integrated university-industry partnership allows you unrivalled access to the healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical and clinical research expertise of our academics and industrial partners
  • Our alumni graduate into an extensive network of researchers in pharmaceutical technologies, which reaches across research and development intensive organisations in both the UK and Ireland
  • You'll complete a 12 week placement with one of our industry partners
  • Industry supervisor for PhD project

Collaborate with multiple institutions

  • The centre includes two world-leading Schools of Pharmacy at UCL and the University of Nottingham  (4th and 5th in the 2022 QS survey, respectively), and the SSPC in Ireland
  • You'll be trained in an open collaboration between industry and academia in the UK and Ireland, and will develop translational knowledge and skills to be drivers of change

Gain access to integrated research training programmes

  • You'll have individualised training in pharmaceutical product design and development, urgently needed to take active molecules with increasing complexity and formulate them into medical product
  • Develop unique knowledge across biology, chemistry, physics and engineering as well as skills to lead  research in development of medical products - and so transform patient therapy

Participate in the design and development of your PhD research project

  • All stakeholders take part in a Project Generation Event so you will have direct input into the research programmes offered by the centre

Join highly competitive and prestigious research groups

  • Centres for Doctoral Training are designed to attract the brightest and the best students who will work at the cutting-edge of research