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Pharmacology and Physiology MPhil

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Start date:To be confirmed; Duration: 1-2 years.

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Pharmacology and Physiology is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes.

Research study in this area involves understanding of physiological regulation and disease processes, identifying and validating novel drug targets, mechanisms of drug action.

Research themes

  • Cell signalling, especially in cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • Airway diseases
  • Smooth muscle pharmacology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Applications of chemo/bioluminescence

Areas of Expertise

Expertise includes elucidating mechanisms of drug action at all levels of organisation, from intracellular sites, membranes and cells through to tissues, organs and intact organisms.

Specific methodologies include:

  • In vivo and in vitro cardiovascular and pulmonary pharmacology,
  • Cancer therapeutics and neurogenerative diseases,
  • Enzyme purification,
  • Spectral analysis,
  • Immunoassay,
  • Radioligand binding,
  • In situ hybridisation,
  • PCR,
  • cDNA analysis,
  • Western analysis and immunoprecipitation,
  • Proteome mapping,
  • Receptor cloning,
  • Cell culture,
  • Single cell electrophysiology,
  • Live cell imaging,
  • Bioluminescence,
  • Immunocytochemistry of total and activated proteins and behavioural testing.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 39 1

    10th out of 46 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    151 66%

    17th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    9th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    156 68%

    13th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    21st

    7

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