Pharmacy | MPharm | Full Time | UCAS code: B230

Study a fully-accredited four-year pharmacy degree in the heart of London. The Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) is the only UK qualification which leads to professional registration as a pharmacist. As experts in medicine, pharmacists are taking on increasingly important roles in modern healthcare teams, as well as having exciting career options in diverse health-related sectors.

KEY BENEFITS
  • 'Pharmacy & Pharmacology' at King's is ranked 3rd in the world (QS World University Subject Rankings).
  • 93% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2014).
  • Clinical placements and enhanced pre-registration opportunities at our partner NHS Hospital Foundation Trusts: Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and the South London and Maudsley.
  • Be part of Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education, and benefit from interprofessional training.
  • Be taught by internationally renowned scientists, researchers and pharmacy practitioners.
  • Opportunities to enhance your degree through international exchanges and work placements in industry and leading clinical environments.
  • Visit our Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science webpages
UCAS code
B230
Programme type
Single honours
Duration
Four years
Location
Waterloo Campus
Year of entry 2015
Offered by
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science
Closing date
Please refer to the UCAS website for application deadline dates, or contact the relevant Admissions Office for further advice
Fees & funding
For information on fees and funding for undergraduate programmes at King's go to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ug/funding/
CONTACTS
Address
King’s College London
Capital House
Guy’s Campus
London SE1 3QD
Email
Tel
020 7848 7966/7967
Fax
020 7848 6510


PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The MPharm degree is designed as an integrated programme in which pharmaceutical science and the practice of pharmacy are taught in an intercalated way.

After an introduction to the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical care in the first year, the programme focuses on the patient by organising the teaching in modules based principally on therapeutic themes. The focus on patient need and an early exposure to the clinical environment, growing throughout the programme, underlines this philosophy. 

Science Underpinning Practice

A two-semester course, which includes four modules that cover the principles of pharmacy and one professional module.

Science Informing & Influencing Practice: Pharmacy & Therapeutics
A four semester course spanning the second and third years which provides integrated learning across the pharmaceutical and scientific disciplines through six therapeutic themes and two non-therapeutics themes. Core competencies for safe and effective practice are regularly monitored.

Science Advancing Practice: Pharmacy into Practice
The final year is taught at graduate level. All students undertake a research project. The therapeutic use of medicines is taught through case studies and hospital ward rounds. Students also choose specialised topics of personal interest in the 'Emerging Therapeutics & Modern Medicine' module. The 'Complex Decision Making' module covers the latest developments in the practice of pharmacy.




ABOUT THE Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science

CAREERS
Pharmacists are experts on the discovery, development, manufacture and supply of medicines. In addition to ensuring the safety of medicines and helping patients obtain maximum benefit from their use, pharmacists provide advice on staying healthy and dealing with minor ailments.

Practising pharmacists are an important part of the healthcare team that also comprises doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and dietitians.

Branches of pharmacy include:

*Community practice*. The majority of pharmacists choose to practise in the community. The pharmacist is the most accessible healthcare professional - it has been estimated that about six million people visit a community pharmacy each day.

*The hospital service*. Hospital pharmacists can contribute to a wide range of services such as ward or clinical pharmacy, residency, drug information, manufacturing and radiopharmacy.

*The pharmaceutical industry*. This is one of the UK's largest export industries and a major employer of scientists. There are many opportunities for pharmacists in a diverse range of fields eg pure and applied research, product development, and sales and marketing.

*The Department of Health*. This area employs pharmacists in monitoring, legislative and advisory capacities. Pharmacists are also employed in universities where they train future pharmacists and undertake research.

Pharmacy provides a rewarding, well paid, secure career with opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of the nation.

The vocational nature of the MPharm degree, combined with the permanent demand for qualified healthcare professionals both in the UK and abroad, means that there are exceptionally high graduate employment rates for all MPharm graduates. The career and salary prospects are attractive, as are the opportunities for part-time and locum work. Almost all pharmacy graduates undertake the year’s pre-registration training; the majority in community practice (60 per cent) or hospitals (about 20 per cent), with the remainder employed in industry or postgraduate studies.

There are opportunities at King’s and other academic institutions to continue your studies at postgraduate level, if you are interested in a career in research. Recent graduates are now Pre-registration Pharmacists at: Boots the Chemist, Kingston Hospital, Barts and the London NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, Lloyds Pharmacy, and the Co-operative Pharmacy.

Becoming a pharmacist in the UK

After the successful completion of the four-year Pharmacy degree programme you will receive an MPharm qualification. There are a number of further steps to go through before you will be able to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and practise as a qualified pharmacist in the UK.

Once you have completed an MPharm you will need to apply for a pre-registration year, this is where you will further develop the skills you gained during your degree as a paid employee in a professional environment. Entrance on a pre-registration year is competitive and there is no guarantee that you will receive a place. A proportion of these pre-registration places are with the NHS, but the majority of placements involve working with community pharmacists. Again, you should be aware that your place on the pre-registration year is not guaranteed as the number of available placements is dependent on different factors. One such factor is that the availability of pre-registration places offered by community pharmacies can vary from year to year.

International students are also very likely to require a visa which can be dependent on meeting a number of conditions, including a minimum salary requirement.

After the completion of 52 weeks of pre-registration training, and subject to you passing the registration exam at the end of the training, you will be eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and practice as a fully qualified pharmacist.


TEACHING STYLE
King’s MPharm programme has been designed to integrate the teaching of fundamental science with the practice of pharmacy, with interdisciplinary teaching from other departments (predominantly Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Physiology) and outside experts from industry and hospital pharmacies.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Some of the unique features are the professional modules that run throughout the degree, starting with an overview of pharmacy as a profession. These modules also seek to develop your transferable skills from the outset.

The first-year continues with two-semester modules which cover the principles of pharmaceutical science and practice.

Years two and three form a four-semester theme of pharmacy and therapeutics. The aim is to provide integrated teaching across the pharmaceutical and scientific disciplines, with six therapeutic themes (Endocrine System & Cancer, Nervous System, Respiratory & Musculoskeletal Systems, Infection & Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Cardiovascular & Renal Systems, Gastrointestinal System & Skin), two non-therapeutic modules (Formulation & Analysis of Drugs and Medicines Discovery & Development), which train students in the disciplines of pharmaceutics, analysis and medicine design, and two professional modules which include law and ethics, and monitor core competencies for safe and effective practice, all fundamental to the profession of pharmacy.

In the final year, modules are arranged around the theme of Science Advancing Practice. You may choose topics in a specialist elective module (Emerging Therapeutics & Modern Medicine), and you must complete an individual Research Project and the Complex Decision Making module.

LOCATION
The Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science is located on one floor of the purpose-designed Franklin-Wilkins Building at the Waterloo Campus, which includes an extensive library and easy computer access.

Our Drug Control Centre is the only World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in the UK and played a key role in the anti-doping screening programme during the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

King’s College London works in partnership with three major teaching hospitals (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’) - together our organisations are known as King's Health Partners. Our hospitals provide a unique training resource for our students, offering multiple locations for clinical placements as well as over 30 staff from the hospitals who teach on the MPharm degree programme.

 

Currently, students study the following modules shown below. King's reviews its modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/Department for further advice.

YEAR 1
Science Underpinning Practice (Principles of Pharmacy)

YEAR 1 CORE
Pharmacy Orientation
Biochemical Basis of Therapeutics
Principles of Clinical Care
Physical Pharmaceutics
Chemistry of Drugs

YEAR 2
Science Informing Practice (Pharmacy & Therapeutics)

YEAR 2 CORE
Formulation & Analysis of Drugs
The Nervous System
Cardiovascular & Renal Systems
Respiratory & Musculoskeletal Systems

YEAR 3
Science Influencing Practice (Pharmacy & Therapeutics)

YEAR 3 CORE
Infections & Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Medicines Discovery & Development
Endocrine System & Cancer
Gastrointestinal Systems & Skin
Professional Examinations

YEAR 4
Science Advancing Practice (Preparation for Practice)

YEAR 4 CORE
Complex Decision Making
Research Project
Emerging Therapeutics & Modern Medicine

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Australia
Tertiary Entrance Ranking
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Austria
Reifezeugnis (Matura)
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Belgium
Certificat D
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Brazil
Brazil
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Bulgaria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Canada
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Chile
Chile
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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China
Entry Requirements
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Cyprus
Apolytirion
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Czech Republic
Maturita
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Denmark
Studentereksamen or Hjere Forberedelseseksamen
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Estonia
Gmnaasiumi lputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Finland
Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (National Matriculation)
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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France
Baccalaureat (including the option internationale baccalaureat)
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Germany
Abitur
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Ghana
School Leaving Certificate
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Greece
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Hungary
Erettsegi
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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India
School Leaving Certificate
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Iran
School Leaving Certificate
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Ireland
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level unless otherwise stated)

Six subjects at Higher Level with grades of A1 A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 including Chemistry, and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
Also required English language and Mathematics at a minimum of Ordinary grade B if not offered at Higher Level.

Italy
Esame di Stato
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Japan
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Latvia
Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Lithuania
Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate)
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Luxembourg
Diplome de Fin D
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Malaysia
Malaysia
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Malta
Matriculation Certificate - Advanced level
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Mexico
Mexico
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Moldova
School Leaving Certificate
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Netherlands
Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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New Zealand
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
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Nigeria
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Norway
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Pakistan
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Poland
Matura
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Portugal
Diploma de Ensino Secundário
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Romania
School Leaving Certificate
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Russia
Attest o (Polnom) Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Saudi Arabia
School Leaving Certificate
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Singapore
Singapore A Level
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Slovakia
Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Slovenia
Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
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South Africa
South African Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Spain
Titulo de Bachiller
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Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Sweden
Fullständigt Slutbetyg (School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Switzerland
Federal Maturity Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

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Turkey
Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma)
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United Kingdom
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)


General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy
Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer
A levels

AAB including Chemistry, and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
Also required: GCSE grade B in  English language and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma
Cambridge Pre-U

Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Chemistry, and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
Also required: GCSE grade B in English language and Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

BTEC Level 3 Science related Extended Diploma/Level 3 Diploma  in - with Distinctions - is likely only to be considered when offered in combination with another qualification in Chemistry, such as an A-Level with top grades.
Also required: GCSE grade B in English language and Mathematics.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

BB in Advanced Highers in addition to AABBB in 5 Highers including Chemistry, and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

Standard Credit grade/Intermediate 2/N5 in Mathematics and English language also required if not taken at Higher/AH.

International Baccalaureate

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Chemistry, and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Also required: GCSE grade B in English language and Mathematics.

European Baccalaureate
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USA
Advanced Placements/SAT-R and SAT/ACT
Compulsory subjects
Chemistry and at least one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Additional subjects at GCSE (or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants  from the USA and/or Advanced Placement qualifications. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Aptitude testing
No test required

NON ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Occupational Health clearance required?
Required for successful applicants
Enhanced criminal conviction check
Required for successful applicants
Scholastic activities
We hope to attract applicants who participate in any scholastic activity, e.g. general reading, debating, theological interests etc.
Community activities
We hope to attract applicants who have participated in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.
General
We hope to attract applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Any participation is valued and any achievement in extra-curricula activities will be particularly recognised. King’s aspires to attract applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.
Interviewing

We are looking for students with a firm commitment both to study the subject of pharmacy and the pharmacy profession. Work experience is preferred but not essential. Applicants are usually interviewed between December and March - further details of dates and selection procedure will be published under the 'Applying, Fees and Funding' tab. Student attending interviews will be able to take part in a campus tour and meet with current MPharm students.


APPLYING TO KING'S
If you are interested in coming to King’s, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and apply online via the UCAS website (click on 'apply'). If you are applying through a school or college, you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from the centre you are applying through. Alternatively, you can apply as an individual, independent of a school or college. Please see the UCAS website for instructions. The UCAS institution code name for King’s is KCL, and the institution code is K60.

There are a few programmes which require direct application to King's, this will be stated above

SELECTION PROCEDURE
We are looking for students with a firm commitment both to study the subject of pharmacy and the pharmacy profession. Work experience is preferred but not essential. Applicants will be interviewed between December and March. Students attending interviews will be able to take part in a campus tour and meet with current MPharm students. Students offered a place are invited to a post-offer Open Day to see our facilities and meet current staff and students.


Student profiles

Pharmacy MPharm
I chose to study at King's College London after falling in love with the campus during an open day visit. Being located in central London, one of my favourite cities was just the icing on the cake. King's is an established university, well known for its high level of teaching and for the vast job opportunities it brings.

The Waterloo campus is home to a variety of degrees. This allows for socialising with other students who are not on your course. King's offers a wide range of societies, from the Pharmacy Society to the Dance society and I would recommend joining as many as you can. King's halls are very accommodating and located near campuses. I lived at Brian Creamer Halls in Lambeth, just 10 minutes walk from Waterloo.


After the final year of my degree I will be undertaking a pre registration year at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital, in which I will train to become a practicing pharmacist. In the future I hope to further my career as a Hospital Pharmacist and study a clinical specialty. I feel I have been well prepared by my degree to undertake this as there has been practical experience from my first year.

Pharmacy MPharm
I chose King's because it is a leading university with a sensational reputation, and has a great atmosphere for learning. I was particularly attracted to the integrated Pharmacy programme because of the teaching by experts in their field and the great links within the Pharmacy sectors. At King's each student is supplied with the ingredients for success and a stepping stone for a fruitful career. After I graduate I plan to carry out my pre-registration year in either community or hospital pharmacy.

In my first year I stayed in Stamford street apartments, which is literally across the road from the Waterloo campus - very convenient for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and it helped me to become much more independent.


The advantage of being in London is that it is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the world; students will be expose to all aspects of life. I have a part-time job and the extra money gained is helpful, while working allows me to get away and take my mind off university. Living in London provides you with phenomenal opportunities and links in whatever profession you are studying for.