Pharmaceutical Science (4-year FT)

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course has been ranked as one of the top 10 in the UK and the best in London (Guardian University League Tables, 2019).

– It received more than 93 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018 and 2019).

– 100 per cent of students from this course were in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

**About this course**

Do you see yourself as a research scientist? Working at the cutting edge of discovering, designing and developing new drugs for clinical purposes? If so, this four-year course is ideal.

You’ll explore the sources of medicine, how medicines work, how they can be formulated (such as via tablet, cream or inhaler), administered, analysed and tested.

The course shares its first two years with the Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) programme and provides a wide understanding of all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. In Year 3 you’ll deepen your knowledge of natural product chemistry. You’ll develop skills for testing and evaluating the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. In Year 4 you’ll develop skills in experiment design, critical analysis, problem-solving and laboratory work.

Course Modules

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

Year 1: CH4003 - Introduction to Spectroscopy and Experimental techniques, CH4004 - Academic Skills for Molecular Sciences, CH4005 - Foundation Chemistry, CH4006 - Bioscience 1.

Year 2: CH5002 - Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, CH5005 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, CH5006 - Analytical Science, CH5007 - Practical and Research Skills in Pharmaceutical Science.

Year 3:CH6001 - Organic and Natural Product Chemistry, CH6007 - Advanced Analytical Science, CH6008 - Drug Development , CH6009 - Topics in Pharmaceutical Science.

Year 4: CH7001 - Research Project, CH7002 - Advanced Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, CH7060 - Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines.

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences - MPharmSci £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences - MPharmSci £9,250 European Fees