Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course explores how chemicals ' in particular, drugs ' interact with living systems both in health and disease. It focuses on biological rather than chemical processes, and addresses the curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacological Society.

Course Modules

The modules listed may also be a mixture of core and optional modules; year 1: human physiology 1 and 2; cells and tissues; essential laboratory techniques in life science; chemistry for life sciences; genetics and molecular biology; structure and function of biological molecules; mathematics and information technology; year 2: introductory pharmacology; protein biochemistry; research methods and skills; advanced physiology; systems pharmacology 1; immunology; microbiology; the flow of genetic information; year 3: systems pharmacology 2; bioinformatics; molecular genetics, or intracellular communication; molecular pharmacology; toxicology; chemotherapy of infectious diseases; research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-104
  • European Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 104
  • 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

23% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 46%

Total Coursework: 35%

Total Practical: 19%

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

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