UCL School of Pharmacy


Studentships and funding

The UCL School of Pharmacy offers funded studentships throughout the year. Interested applicants should check this page regularly for new opportunities that arise.

Studentships at the UCL School of Pharmacy

Up to 15 fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies 

Why study with us?  

  • Fully funded PhD studentships at leading UK and Ireland universities 
  • Extensive number of PhD projects in a wide range of research disciplines 
  • Join a network of alumni in industry and academia 
  • Open innovation environment between academia and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare industry partners 

 What do we offer? 

The Centre provides doctoral level training in a unique multidisciplinary environment at the interfaces between chemical, engineering, computational, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.  A comprehensive scientific and soft-skills training curriculum also involves our UK-based students undertaking a 12-week training project at both academic and industry sites before commencing their PhD research and our Ireland-based students undertaking an industry placement. 

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a number of industry partners.  The Centre 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.  

EPSRC Studentships

These awards are given to students at UoN and UCL. Awards for UK residents cover tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate.  UCL students will receive an additional allowance to reflect the higher costs of living in London.  

International applicants are welcome to apply for the CDT. Both UoN and UCL have set aside funding to support outstanding scholars from around the world and ensure that they can join the CDT and receive all the same benefits as UK residents.

If you are unsure whether you have UK or International student status, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) can help you assess your fee status.

SFI Studentships 

Studentships are based in Ireland and are open to UK, EU and non-EU students. Funding will cover EU fees only and a stipend in one of the following universities: Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork or University College Dublin.  

Recruitment Events

We held a Virtual Open Day on 24th November 2022.  To view the recording please click on this link

How to apply 

To apply please complete the online application form.

For more information, please contact:  

Ms Tracy Gallagher (gallagtr@tcd.ie) SSPC – The SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) 

Ms Sarah Marks (tpt-cdt@ucl.ac.uk) University College London (UK) 

Mr Graham Harrison (pa-tpt-cdt@nottingham.ac.uk) University of Nottingham (UK) 


Application deadline:  The deadline for the first round of applications has now passed. However we will continue to accept applications until all places are filled.  Please continue to check here for further updates.