Pharmaceutical Sciences (Foundation)

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course is one of the first to be accredited in the UK by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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

– Through optional modules and a year-long research project, you can tailor your degree to your own interests and career goals.

**About this course**

Pharmaceutical science can benefit and transform patients’ lives. Spanning the worlds of chemistry and biology, it discovers, develops and analyses medicines. If you are considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry, this course will give you the knowledge and practical skills for success.

This course explores drug discovery, pharmacology, toxicology and examines the most effective ways that medicines are manufactured, packaged, stored and administered. You’ll take part in innovative research, including new methods of drug delivery and drug synthesis.

At the end of Year 1, you may apply to transfer to the MPharm course (dependent on your academic performance and an interview). Transfer is to Year 1 of the MPharm course.

Course Modules

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

Year 0 - Foundation: PY4110 - Academic and Professional Skills Portfolio, PY4120 - Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, PY4130 - Foundation Chemistry for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, PY4140 - Life Science and Medicines.

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 core modules: CH6004 - Project and Dissertation, CH6008 - Drug Development, CH6009 -Topics in Pharmaceutical Science.

Year 3 optional modules: CH6001 - Organic and Natural Product Chemistry, CH6007 - Advanced Analytical Science.

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

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