Pharmaceutical Science

Kingston University

12 months
14500 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Pharmaceutical Science course at Kingston University will develop your knowledge of the design, development, analysis and production of medicines, the drug industry and regulatory affairs.


The Pharmaceutical Science course at Kingston University is particularly suitable if you are keen to enter employment in areas such as pharmaceutical marketing, formulation, regulatory affairs, process development, medical statistics and clinical trial organisations. You can choose to combine your studies with training in the fundamentals of management theory (option available only for September intake), which is especially suitable to those interested in taking up management positions in relevant organisations.

What will you study?

You will have the chance to explore current trends in chemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics, and will look at the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry. You will gain an understanding of the processes used in clinical trials and in the development, manufacture and regulation of medicines. You will also develop your computing and statistical skills and other key skills, such as data collection, communication, time management, organisational and review and synopsis skills.

Where this course will take you

On completion of the MSc, you will:

  • be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills relevant to a pharmaceutical science career in the pharmaceutical industry or public sector – such as clinical trials, regulatory affairs, formulation, quality control or marketing;
  • have developed the necessary skills to plan, carry out and effectively communicate an extensive independent piece of research – which will allow you to carry out further research studies;
  • have acquired new and/or improved practical skills, using a variety of equipment, techniques and instrumentation; and
  • have developed a variety of key skills – such as communication, time-management, organisational and problem-solving skills, which are expected by future employers.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Statistics and Quality Systems
  • Pharmaceutical and Analytical Technology
  • Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines
  • Design, Discovery and Development of Pharmaceuticals
  • Business in Practice
  • Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications entry are not yet open. Please contact admissions for further details about application dates for this course.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in chemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, biological science or biomedical science. Other chemistry or medical science degrees will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will be expected to pass all mathematics modules within their first degree and should demonstrate sufficient competency in biology and chemistry.
  • Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience (in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or a regulatory body, for example).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Pharmaceutical Science
Kingston University