Research Degrees

Pharmacy research student
 Award  Duration
Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy) 1-2 years full-time / 2-4 years part-time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2-3 years full-time / 4-6 years part-time

Areas of research in the Sydney Pharmacy School

Research in the faculty centres around five key themes that align with top national priorities. These themes are:

The research conducted at the faculty covers a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences ranging from the design, synthesis, testing and mechanism of action of drugs, through studies on methods of drug delivery and on the fate of drugs in humans and animals, to research on the clinical and sociological aspects of pharmacy.

Some current research topics relate to: calcium regulation and cell signalling, cancer and anti-cancer agents, photobiology of drugs and pollutants, radiopharmaceutical agents, formulation and delivery of proteins and drugs, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmaceutical powders, asthma, quality use of medicines, and various issues relating to community pharmacy practice.

For more information on research themes, areas of expertise and current projects in the Sydney Pharmacy School, visit the research section of the website.

More Information

Academic and administrative functions for postgraduate research students are administered through the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). More information is available on the HDRAC website.