Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Pharmaceutical science is concerned with the design and development of new drugs for clinical purposes. It explores the different sources of medicine, how they work and how they can be formulated (eg tablet, cream, inhaler), analysed and tested. This course provides a wide understanding of all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

Course Modules

Modules listed may also be a mixture of core and optional modules; ear 1: foundation chemistry for pharmaceutical science 1 and 2; modern laboratory techniques; cells and tissues; academic skills for molecular science; pharmaceutical chemistry; cell reactions; year 2: pharmacology, toxicology and immunology; organic chemistry 1 and 2; bioanalysis 1 and 2; practical skills in pharmaceutical science; properties and formulation of pharmaceuticals; microbiology; year 3: modern industrial practice; biological chemistry; pharmacology and toxicology; project or advanced experimental skills and dissertation; option modules.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-104
  • European Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 104
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD

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

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 25
Studying 40
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 25
Unknown 5

32% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 58%

Total Practical: 4%

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

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