Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Pharmaceutical science is concerned with the design and development of new drugs for clinical purposes. It explores the different sources of medicine, how they work and how they can be formulated (eg tablet, cream, inhaler), analysed and tested. This four'year course is ideal if you see yourself as a research scientist working in areas such as drug discovery and delivery.

Course Modules

Modules listed may also be a mixture of core and optional modules: year 1: foundation chemistry for pharmaceutical science; modern laboratory techniques; cells and tissues; academic skills for molecular science; pharmaceutical chemistry; cell reactions; year 2: pharmacology, toxicology and immunology; organic chemistry 1 and 2; bioanalysis 1 and 2; practical skills in pharmaceutical science; properties and formulation of pharmaceuticals; microbiology; year 3: MPharmSci route: modern industrial practice; MPharmSci route: assignments in pharmaceutical science; MPharmSci route: chemical biology; MPharmSci route: advanced analytical techniques; MPharmSci route: research methods and skills; MPharmSci route: option modules; MPharmSci with industrial work experience route: work performance modules; MPharmSci with industrial work experience route: work reporting modules; MPharmSci with industrial work experience route: assignments in pharmaceutical science 1 and 2; year 4: project modules; option modules; MPharmSci route: computer'aided drug design; MPharmSci route: pharmacology and toxicology; MPharmSci with industrial work experience route: biological chemistry; MPharmSci with industrial work experience route: research methods and skills; MPharmSci with industrial work experience route: modern industrial practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MPharmSci

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112-112
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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70% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 61%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 62%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 67%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

83% Go on to work and/or study

In work 58
Studying 22
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 10
Unknown 7

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 55%

Total Practical: 5%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation