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Course summary

Research areas include: professional practice of pharmacy and education: evaluation and development of medicines management services; review of medicines use review services; evaluating medicine-related problems in primary and secondary care; evaluation of teaching and learning; impact of portfolios in practice; clinical audit; research themes in formulation and drug delivery science: transdermal/dermal drug delivery; topical formulations for the prevention/treatment of parasitic infection; drug delivery via the airway; development of analytical methods and in vitro models; use of predictive models for the optimisation of percutaneous absorption; quantitative structure-permeability relationships (QSPRs); clinical pharmacology and therapeutics: focus on stimulant synthetic drugs; use of the internet for medicines and drug information; drug overdose issues related to the misuse of stimulant drugs; evaluation of drug-related deaths prevention policies and initiatives; clinical pharmacokinetics.

Assessment method

The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva.


Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline. IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for overseas students.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24: https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/fee-information/how-much-are-my-fees
Pharmacy at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS