King's College London

Course Introduction

Explores the link between genes, disease & treatment by combining the study of drugs and their effects in the body with study of the structure & function of genes & genomes. An ideal basis for careers in the pharmaceutical industry or biomedical research, especially in pharmacogenetics. Also prepares for graduate entry to medicine. Conversion to related MSci programmes is possible.

Course Modules

Year 1 core modules: Biochemistry and molecular biology A; biochemistry and molecular biology B; from cells to systems; fundamentals of pharmacology; practice of biomedical science; physiological systems. Year 2 core modules: Drug discovery and development; drugs and disease B; gene cloning and expression; human and molecular genetics A. Year 3 core modules: Advanced molecular genetics; either cell and molecular pharmacology or cellular basis of drug dependence; molecular genetics of model organisms.

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
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • 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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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
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

96% Go on to work and/or study

In work 74
Studying 19
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 2
Unknown 3

29% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 70%

Total Coursework: 20%

Total Practical: 10%

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

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