King's College London

Course Introduction

Study a pharmacy degree in the heart of London. Pharmacy is the practical application of the study of the science of medicines. Pharmacists are experts in the discovery, development, manufacture and supply of medicines and play a vital role in the healthcare team. Clinical placements and enhanced pre'registration opportunities at our partner NHS Hospital Foundation Trusts: Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and the South London and Maudsley.

Course Modules

Year 1 core modules: Pharmacy orientation; biochemical basis of therapeutics; pharmacy practice and biopharmacy; physical pharmaceutics; chemistry of drugs. Year 2 core modules: Formulation and analysis of drugs; the nervous system; cardiovascular and renal systems; respiratory and musculoskeletal systems. Year 3 core modules: Infections and pharmaceutical microbiology; medicines discovery and development; endocrine system and cancer; gastrointestinal systems and skin; professional examinations. Year 4 core modules: Chemical mediators and disease; drug delivery and industrial pharmacy; drug toxicity; emerging therapeutics and modern medicine; applied clinical practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MPharm (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 95%

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

98% Go on to work and/or study

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 52%

Total Coursework: 45%

Total Practical: 2%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation