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Medway School of Pharmacy

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Develop your pharmacy career with Medway

Independent / Supplementary Prescribing, General Pharmacy Practice, Medicines Optimisation, Short Courses and Research

Postgraduate Taught Courses

The Medway School of Pharmacy’s postgraduate taught programmes are specifically designed for a range of healthcare professionals in active clinical practice. You can train as a non-medical prescriber, develop your career as a newly qualified clinical pharmacist, gain a qualification in Medicines Optimisation or take a series of short courses for CPD and career development. You will be taught and guided by a group of dedicated academic and clinically active healthcare professionals who are experts in their fields.

What our students say about us:

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all, without exception you have all been amazing, and very supportive.”

“Your team is really doing a great job for students.”

“A BIG Thank you for all your support with getting me through the prescribing course… it was a tough one!! But thank you I couldn’t have done it without the support of your team.”

Postgraduate Research

We welcome PhD applications across all research areas within the School. Visit the main Research page for more information on the research carried out by each research group.

Our world-class academic staff provide research students with excellent supervision.  Visit the People page to search for potential supervisors.

Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the school where you wish to study. You should also contact the potential supervisor directly to discuss the research project, before applying via KentVision: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply#research-phd.

We are currently accepting applications for the following self-funded PhD projects.

For more details about the individual projects, click on FindaPhD.com.

Find all information about entry requirements, course structure, fees and funding as well as research areas on one page: Pharmacy – PhD

Project Titles Supervisors
Circadian Rhythms and Aging Dr Gurprit Lall, Dr Aiste Steponenaite
Selection and evaluation of new universal influenza vaccine candidates using monoclonal antibodies and digitally designed HA and NA libraries & pseudotype virus screens Dr Nigel Temperton, Dr Simon Scott , Prof Jonathan Heeney (University of Cambridge)
Generation of human cytomegalovirus-pseudotyped particles and development of systems for the study of viral cell entry mechanisms, neutralizing antibody responses to infection and vaccination, and testing of potential novel therapeutics Dr Simon Scott , Dr Nigel Temperton, Dr Matthew Reeves (UCL)
Formulation of layered silicate-polymer composite particles for the potential oral delivery of biologics Dr Vivek Trivedi, Dr Vadim Sumbayev
The Creation of Anti-Viral Plastic Nanobodies for Diagnostics and Therapeutics via Molecular Imprinting of Synthetic Polymers Dr Andrew J Hall, Dr Nigel Temperton
Deciphering the landscape of nucleoporin and lamin function in nucleocytoplasmic communication, nuclear scaffolding and transcriptional control in disease prevention Dr Fani Papagiannouli, Dr Gurprit Lall
Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Tumour Targeting Analogues of Combretastatin A4 Dr M A Casely-Hayford, Dr N Lavignac, Dr V Sumbayev
Cross-modal sensory integration for motor decision making. Dr Stella Koutsikou, Dr Tobias von der Haar
Development of lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles via microfluidics, for the intracellular delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics Dr Nathalie Lavignac, Dr Vladimir Gubala
Cross-talks of immune checkpoint pathways determine the abilities of human malignant tumours to suppress cytotoxic attacks and escape immune surveillance Dr Vadim V Sumbayev
Understanding the genetic and molecular mechanisms of severe COVID-19 disease Dr Romina Vuono, Dr Athina Mylona
Traumatic Brain Injury and its link to Alzheimer's disease Dr Romina Vuono