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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Research conducted at the Sydney Pharmacy School covers a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences around five key themes: cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes, health services and patient safety, mental health, and respiratory diseases.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Course Code
RPPHDPHA1000, 030522C
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$46,500 per year

About this course

Research conducted at the Sydney Pharmacy School covers a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences around five key themes: cancer; cardiovascular and diabetes; health services and patient safety; mental health; and respiratory diseases. This course provides an opportunity for intensive research training with the University of Sydney's internationally renowned School of Pharmacy.

Our researchers are experts in a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, including: the design, synthesis, testing and mechanism of action of drugs, studies on advanced drug delivery, investigation of the fate of drugs in humans including pharmacogenomics and other aspects of drug disposition, and research on the clinical and sociological aspects of pharmacy and health services research.

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.

The Doctor of Philosophy provides an opportunity for intensive research training with the Sydney Pharmacy School. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the School of Pharmacy will allow you to pursue research from one of a number of fields in which the school has expertise.

Full-time students will complete the degree in two to three years and part-time students will complete the degree in four to six years. During this time students will undertake research culminating in the submission of an 80,000 word thesis.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Pharmacy courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
69%
Overall satisfaction
86.2%
Skill scale
48.3%
Teaching scale
92.1%
Employed full-time
$64.9k
Average salary