King's College London

Course Introduction

Physiology is the study of how cells, tissues and organ systems function, and how together they carry out the activities needed for life. This Medical Physiology BSc degree, delivered in central London, focuses on understanding normal human physiology; how and why this might be impaired, and the pathogenic mechanisms that lead to disease, all of which are essential for developing treatments or diagnostics.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples of modules: Biochemistry and molecular biology A; biochemistry and molecular biology B; fundamentals of pharmacology; from cells to systems; practice of biomedical science; physiological systems. Year 2 examples of modules: Cell and tissue pathology; drugs and disease A/B; muscle; psychology 1; social impact of biosciences; structural basis of human function. Year 3 examples of modules: Cardiovascular and respiratory control; cell physiology; cellular and systems neuroscience; endocrinology of diabetes; extreme physiology; modern language; neuroendocrinology; reproductive physiology; vascular physiology.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 80%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 87%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

91% Go on to work and/or study

In work 28
Studying 61
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 7
Unknown 2

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 73%

Total Coursework: 15%

Total Practical: 12%

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

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