The Pharmaceutical Science Division at King’s is concerned with developing new methodologies enabling drug discovery, design, development and use. To help achieve this mission, pharmacists, chemists, pharmacologists, microbiologists, biochemists, toxicologists and analytical scientists have been brought together in an environment in which high quality research can flourish. We work within well-established, purpose-designed facilities at the Franklin Wilkins Building on the Waterloo Campus which has recently undergone an £85 million redevelopment programme.
Our expert teaching staff are drawn from the division’s six research groups: Analytical Science, Chemical Biology, Clinical Practice & Medication Use, Drug Delivery, Molecular Biophysics, and Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Please see the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences entry under the graduate research programmes section, for details of research activity ). Research is funded by prestigious organisations including the Wellcome Trust, the British Council and the UK Research Councils. With strong links to the global pharmaceutical industry, the division also receives research funding from companies including GSK, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and MedPharm. As a leading research institution, King’s has invested heavily in a range of core research facilities across the College to serve staff and students, providing access to essential technology and equipment. In the School of Biomedical Sciences alone, specialist facilities include a Genomics Centre, Mass Spectrometry Unit, Molecular Biology Unit, Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging (formerly Electron Microscopy), Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy and Molecular Imaging Unit. These modern facilities offer scientific and technical support for basic, integrative and translational research.
King’s graduate students have access to excellent laboratory facilities and infrastructure, a critical mass of complementary multidisciplinary expertise, and unique opportunities for clinical interaction and access to clinical material. This thriving community of scientists and healthcare professionals offers you an unparalleled environment in which to further your studies.
Department of Pharmacy
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020 7848 6510
King’s College London
150 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH