Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– Kingston is ranked top in London forsubject area 'pharmacy and pharmacology', and tenth nationally (Guardian University League Tables 2019).

– This course meets the core curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacology Society (BPS), the professional association for pharmacologists.

– You may study pharmacology on its own or in combination with business. You can also get a career head start through a year’s work experience placement or spend time studying abroad."

**About this course**

This course explores how drugs treat and prevent disease and how medicines are discovered and tested. Emphasis is mainly on biological, rather than chemical, processes. You’ll examine the action of drugs at their target sites, such as major organs and systems, and the body’s reactions. You’ll study the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, drugs acting on the brain and peripheral nervous system (e.g. antidepressants and analgesics), new drugs to treat brain diseases, and drug abuse.

You’ll consider how pharmacology effects society and develop the skills to communicate with both specialists and the public. Through an independent project, you’ll research an area of particular interest.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1: LS4001 - Genes, Cells and Tissues, LS4002 - Essential Biochemistry, LS4003 - Scientific and Laboratory Skills, LS4004 - Human Physiology.

Year 2: LS5001 - Molecular Biology of the Cell (full field only), LS5003 - Principles of Pharmacology with Research Methods, LS5008 - Infection and Immunity, LS5010 - Systems Pharmacology.

Year 3 core modules: LS6002 - Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science (option for major field), LS6003 - Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease, LS6014 - Project.

Year 3 optional modules: LS6001 - Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics (full field only), LS6004 - Brain and Behaviour.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees