M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Pharmacology

King's College London

12 months
29310 GBP/year
18900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Pharmacology course at King's College London will give you the skills to design, analyse, interpret and report clinical research and clinical trials.


The Clinical Pharmacology course at King's College London focuses on understanding what a drug is doing to the body (pharmacodynamics), what happens to a drug in the body (pharmacokinetics), and how drugs work in terms of treating a particular disease. It is designed for scientists, physicians, clinical scientists and allied health professionals interested in the clinical development process. 

Key benefits

  • King’s is ranked 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • Lectures delivered by a mixture of academics and leading industry experts from the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Coordinated study programme with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians curricula.
  • Accredited PharmTrain centre of excellence which allows international transfer of credits
  • A vibrant cohort of participants, studying both full-time and part-time.
  • Modules with blended learning, integrating the latest learning technologies with face-to-face teaching.

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 recognition will open up job opportunities that might have previously been beyond their reach and enhance their value to their employers. A clinical pharmacologist supports the discovery and development of new medicines, and improving understanding of existing ones. The Clinical Pharmacology Scientist aids in all aspects of medicine management. They provide specialist advice to healthcare professionals regarding medicines interactions and form a key part of groups aiming to translate novel therapeutics into medicines. 

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Preclinical Science
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • Biological and Advanced Therapies 
  • Clinical Drug Development 
  • Drug Development Statistics & Data Management
  • Theory and Practice of Pharmacokinetics 
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.
  • A personal statement is required. (maximum 4,000 characters)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Work experience

Employment within a relevant industry would be advantageous but is not essential. Those without a degree but with extensive work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29310 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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