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The EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies

Why study with us?

  • Fully funded PhD studentships – fees and stipend for four years
  • Structured training provided by academic partners in the UK and Ireland
  • Extensive number of PhD projects in a wide range of research disciplines
  • Join a network of alumni in industry and academia

What do we offer?

The CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) provides world-leading training to prepare strategic-thinking scientists for high achieving careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
In addition, students participate in innovation and entrepreneurship activities, conference and colloquia events, team working and problem solving, and outreach activities, all with very close industry involvement.

Entry and funding requirements

Candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper-second class degree, or international equivalent, in pharmacy, chemistry, engineering, physics, biology, mathematics or related sciences, or a relevant master’s qualification.

SSPC Studentships

Students in the CDT who are funded by the SSPC (The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals; are based in one of 3 universities in Ireland:

Trinity College Dublin (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences),

University College Cork (School of Pharmacy) or

University College Dublin (School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering).

SSPC studentships are open to UK, EU and non-EU students. Funding will cover EU fees only and a stipend in one of the three universities.

EPSRC Studentships

These awards are given to students at University of Nottingham and University College London. Awards for UK residents cover tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate.

How to apply

Recruitment for PhD positions starting in 2023/24 is now closed. We are no longer recruiting students for this CDT.

For further information please contact:

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

Graham Harrison for the University of Nottingham (UK)

Sarah Marks for University College London (UK)