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Postgraduate Studies

Graduate Studies Overview

Contact: Graduate Office
E-Mail: Telephone: 01223 334000

The Department of Pharmacology admits 12 - 15 graduate students per year and offers comprehensive facilities for research in a modern building located in the centre of Cambridge and well-equipped for postgraduate training. Research Studentships to study for the Ph.D degree are awarded on a competitive basis and supported by the research councils, medical research charities, industrial sponsors and by University schemes. In addition to these funding opportunities the Department also offers studentships, including The David James Studentship.

The research areas of the Department include: molecular and cellular mechanisms of secretion and neurotransmitter release; receptor cycling; use of atomic force microscopy to investigate molecular structure; molecular mechanisms of sensation; neurodegeneration; control of appetite; mechanisms controlling sleep and appetite; drug action on membrane permeability and regulation of ion channels; angiogenesis and natural products; ion channel structure and function; receptor/intracellular messenger transduction mechanisms; vascular pharmacology; and anticancer drug resistance.

Follow the left-hand links for information regarding research project availability and application procedure. Alternatively, the relevant information can be found in the pdf link 'Graduate Studies Prospectus' below.

Research Ethics

The University of Cambridge has four School-level Research Ethics Committees that can review projects involving Human participants and personal data. Some Departments, Faculties and Institutes also have their own local Research Ethics Committees or procedures such as The Cambridge Human Biology Research Ethics Committee

The Departmental contact in respect of giving advice in relation to Research Ethics to current and future researchers is  Tel: +44 1223 334032


Code of Practice for Research Students 

Pharmacology Graduate Studies Prospectus

Graduate Training Programme in Medicinal Chemistry