PhD in Pharmacy(N/727/8/0077)

Reading School of Pharmacy academic staff conduct internationally competitive research across three research divisions: Pharmaceutics And Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Practice.

Our research strategy aims to link the health, physical and clinical sciences to promote the safe and effective use of medicines within internationally and nationally recognised research.

We would be willing to consider research proposals in any field of pharmacy, but particularly welcome enquiries from those interested in undertaking projects in the following areas:

  • Physiology and Pharmacology, especially:
    • Hormones and metabolism
    • Stem cell and regenerative medicine
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, especially:
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Metabolomics
    • Toxicology
    • Biosensors
  • Pharmacy Practice and Education, especially:
    • Antimicrobial stewardship
    • Tertiary education management, pharmacy education and international healthcare education
    • Regulation of stem cell therapy

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What to do next?

You must express your interest in studying for a PhD with us by sending your CV and an initial research proposal (about 500 words) on the topic that you are thinking of exploring in your PhD to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The proposal must address the following three questions:

  1. What are you going to research: The main research question.
  2. Why you think that an answer to this question is important: The relevance of the topic from an academic viewpoint.
  3. How you will answer the question: The main methodology applied.

Meaningful answers to these questions will enable us to put you in touch with any academic staff with interests and expertise in your subject area, and for you to work with them to develop your proposal into an original research project that will move your field forwards. Once a supervisor and suitable research topic have been identified, we will encourage you to submit an application for admission to the PhD programme.

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Minimum upper second-class (2:1) Bachelor’s degree (honours) and Master’s degree (relevant to the discipline) or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University

English Language Requirement
IELTS: 7.0 overall, with no element below 6.0

The PhD is a three to four-year full-time programme, but it can also be completed part-time over five to six years.

Students can begin their PhD at any time of the year. It is most common to commence studies at the start of the normal academic year in late September.

There are no application deadlines. However, to allow time for us to process your application and ensure you have time to source funding (if required), we recommend that you apply by the following dates:

  • Malaysian applicants: No later than two months before you wish to start the programme.
  • International applicants: No later than four months before you wish to start the programme.

Malaysians: RM 27,000 per annum
International Students: RM 33,000 per annum

Malaysians: 45% discount on full-time fee
International Students: 45% discount on full-time fee

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University of Reading Malaysia
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+1800 18 6867

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