Kingston University

Pharmaceutical Science

Penrhyn Road Campus
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Rank: 100 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Penrhyn Road Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £14900

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Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

Reasons to choose Kingston– Specialised topics such as pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance are taught by staff who have experience of working within the relevant regulatory bodies.– Guest speakers from the pharmaceutical sector share their industry perspectives of drug development.– The Management Studies pathway (available if you start the course in September) will place your scientific knowledge in a vocational context ideal if you aspire to management roles.About this courseThis course explores current trends in chemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics, and examines the latest technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. You will gain an understanding of processes used in clinical trials and in the development, manufacture and regulation of medicines.Through an independent research project you will study an area of interest in depth. Examples of projects include: medicinal chemistry (eg synthesis of anti-cancer compounds and natural products); pharmaceutical technology (eg optimisation of tablet manufacture and formulation); and clinical pharmacy (eg pharmacovigilance, clinical trial and medicines regulations).Example modules– Design, Discovery and Development of Pharmaceuticals;– Pharmaceutical and Analytical Technology;– Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines.Career opportunitiesGraduates have achieved success in areas such as: drug manufacturing and pharmaceutical technology; drug formulation and analysis; clinical trials; pharmacovigilance; regulatory affairs; management; and PhD studies


Entry requirements

A good honours degree in chemistry, pharmacy, life science or a related subject. Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience (in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or a regulatory body, for example).

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no element below 5.5)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Kingston University.

About this university

International students

The university attracts students from around the world and there are plenty of help and advice on hand to make the transition easier for them. This begins with welcome and orientation events at the beginning of studies and includes events designed to help students come to terms with their new home as well as organising matters such as a bank account, access to health care and even immigration and visas matters. There is an airport pick up service available and the Yellow Team are ambassadors on hand to offer help and advice. There is also language courses for those to whom English isn’t a native language. Kingston University Students’ Union is at the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as providing representation and support for its members. Their main building is on Penrhyn Road beside the bar and shop it operates. There are some 30 sports clubs and another 70 societies on offer while the volunteering department is the largest supplier of volunteers in the borough. It also runs another two bars and a shop on the other campuses. The clubs and societies offer something for all tastes including those around the arts such as drama, fashion and even anime and science fiction groups. There are cultural groups such as the Arab Society and the Hellenic Association as well as religious ones. Then there are academic groups such as the economics club or the engineering society. Finally, sports run from traditional team sports such as cricket and football through to activities such as cheerleading and martial arts as well as interests such as mountaineering and go karting.

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