12 months
29310 GBP/year
18900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Medical Affairs at King's College London is concerned with the development and lifecycle management of medicines.


The Medical Affairs course at King's College London has been constructed to allow those individuals who have a basic foundation in science or medicine to expand their knowledge and skills’ base and hence, empower them to make critical decisions.

This course builds from a foundation appreciation of the preclinical and clinical, research and development knowledge and activities that are required for a new medicine. Students then study the specific importance of specialist medical affairs area.

Key Benefits

  • Quality education designed to fit the needs of industry and delivered by leading academics and practising industry expert
  • The only course of its kind – gain an edge over other applicants in this growing field 
  • King’s is renowned for pharmacy and pharmacology, ranked 13th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) 
  • Study core modules alongside students from MSc courses in Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development Science – it’s even possible to transfer if another course suits you better
  • We’re a PharmaTrain accredited centre of excellence, offering state-of-the-art training in medical affairs and course credits that transfer internationally
  • Study full time or part time to suit your lifestyle, whether you’re a recent graduate or have already started your career

Career prospects

Within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, medical affairs is a growing role. And with the global focus of the course, you’ll have the expertise to work anywhere.

With no other Medical Affairs MSc courses available at any other university in the world, you’ll be joining an exclusive group of graduates trained by some of the top minds in the field.

After completing this course, you’ll have covered the spectrum of sub disciplines within medical affairs and will be able to apply for a wide array of jobs. Whether you recently graduated from your undergraduate degree or you’ve been working for a few years, this course is an ideal next step towards an exciting role in the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Preclinical Science
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Drug Development
  • Drug Development Statistics and Data Management
  • Biological and Advanced Therapeutics
  • Principles of Medical Affairs
  • Design and Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s science degree with 2:1 honours is normally required. Applicants with a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) will be considered where they offer significant work experience in a related field. 
  • 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. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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