Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Students explore recent trends in chemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics and take a look at the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry. An understanding is also gained of the processes used in clinical trials and in the development, manufacturing and regulation of medicines. Students are offered a placement within industry or the University's laboratories. The management studies modules provides an insight into how the business world operates and introduces students to marketing concepts and people management skills.

Course Modules

Modules: clinical trials and pharmacovigilance; statistics and computing; developing, manufacturing and regulation of medicines; pharmaceutical instrumentation; pharmaceutical technology; finance resource management; managing people and organisations; research methods and skills; independent research project.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree in chemistry, pharmacy, life science or a related subject; applicants with alternative qualifications also need appropriate experience (in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or a regulatory body, for example); applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,900  Academic year. First year home fees