King's College London

Course Introduction

The Clinical Pharmacology course will give you the advanced skills and knowledge to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new medicinal products. It aligns with the curriculum for Pharmaceutical Medicine and its designed for scientists, physicians, clinical scientists and allied health professionals interested in the clinical development process. It is for those working in or seeking to work in the field of clinical drug development. It covers all aspects of the clinical development process through from the earliest studies to post marketing activities. It will enhance knowledge and skills in all aspects of clinical research, drug regulation and drug safety.

Clinical Pharmacology is the study of how drugs influence human physiology and the way the body responds. This understanding forms a vital part of the clinical development of new medicines. In the process of drug development, clinical pharmacologists are particularly important in understanding how the drug influences the natural physiological processes, as well as disease pathology and hence, they have a large role in designing clinical investigations, monitoring patients, exploring pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships and testing medicines in specific patient populations. The theme has been constructed to allow those individuals who have a basic foundation in either pharmacology and/or clinical science to expand their knowledge base beyond their initial field of specialisation and hence, to empower them to make critical decisions during the development of a medicine.

Career prospects - It is expected that students who complete this course will be able to work in the pharmaceutical industry or in the clinical research arena. It is anticipated that modules and their international.

Start Date:

Part time duration may vary from 2-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Minimum entry requirements are either a medical degree (such as an MBBS) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92