Postgraduate programmes

We are involved in many research and taught programmes which are linked with other schools in the Faculty and beyond.

Postgraduate training in physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience is organised through the Faculty of Biomedical Science Graduate School. Our programmes and projects follow the key areas of research in the School, which cover the broad themes of cardiovascular science, neuroscience and cell signalling and cell biology.

Research programmes



You are also welcome to make a proposal for a PhD project of your choosing, by contacting an individual principal investigator relevant to your research interests. For general information on undertakinga PhD in our school, visit the PhD in Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience prospectus entry.

The faculty has further information on funding your programme.

How to apply

  • All applications are made through the University application portal
  • Search “Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience” and choose your PhD or MScR course, or search for the PhD programme you are applying to.
  • Select “Apply” for your chosen start date
  • You will need to sign in or set up a new eVision account and follow the instructions.
  • Further guidance can be found here
  • PLEASE NOTE: Fully funded opportunities have strict deadlines and eligibility requirements, please check these before applying. For self-funded applications please identify and contact a supervisor prior to applying.

Please contact if you have any questions

Taught programmes


For more information please visit our PPN SharePoint Page for PGR Students

Postgraduate visits and open days

The University hosts events for prospective students throughout the year, including our main postgraduate open day in November.

Did you know?

We have a regular programme of school research seminars that will expose you to a wide range of research areas and techniques, presented by experts from within the School as well as renowned scientists from the UK and abroad.

I felt it bridged the gap between a BSc and a PhD well. Being able to visit laboratories such as Eli Lilly provided an experience of industry in addition to working in the University.

Elliot Mocharrafie (MRes Systems Neuroscience), Graduate
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