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Biopharmaceuticals MSc

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Overview

Biopharmaceuticals provides pharmacists and other chemical and life science graduates with scientific knowledge and expertise in the areas of biopharmaceutical discovery and development required for a career in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, research institutes or regulatory authorities. Four taught modules and a six month research project.


Key benefits

  • King's is ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)

  • A programme of study in London focused on the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals, therapeutic peptides, protein, monoclonal antibodies and nucleic acids.

  • Links with the pharmaceutical industry in terms of visiting lecturers and site visits.

  • A six-month research project.

  • Combined teaching with the MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control programmes provides a broad education in the pharmaceutical sciences and allows student flexibility.

  • Scholarships available


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years PT (one day per week), September to September.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 20 (approximately 10 FT, 10 PT).

Course leaders Dr Sukhi Bansal

Course contact for further information • Before you apply: via our Enquiry Form at www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/contacts.aspx#admissions • After applying: use the messaging service at http://apply.kcl.ac.uk Pharmacy Department Administrator, tel +44 (0)20 7848 4783, fax +44 (0)20 7848 4800.

Course contact email pg-healthadmissions@kcl.ac.uk; sukhi.bansal@kcl.ac.uk

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Minimum 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology or a related discipline or an overseas equivalent.

Application procedure

Your application will be assessed by the Programme Director, who will consult other members of the academic staff involved in teaching the programme. We aim to process all applications within two to three weeks, following receipt of the required information. However, between May and July, and during holiday periods, applications may take longer to process.  You are welcome to telephone the Programme Director to discuss your application and/or arrange a visit to the department.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please give any information you consider relevant to your application not mentioned elsewhere on the form, eg appropriate industrial experience or work placements; research projects undertaken; why this particular programme appeals to you in relation to your future career aspirations.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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Course detail

Description

The advanced programme provides an introduction to the principles of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analysis, offering specialisation in the more biological aspects of the pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis on drug metabolism and biochemical toxicology.

Course purpose

To provide chemical, life science and pharmacy graduates with scientific knowledge and expertise in the areas of biopharmaceutical discovery and development required for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes or regulatory authorities.

Further literature

Programme prospectus

Course format and assessment

Lectures; small group tutorials; laboratory classes; laboratory-based research project (or in some instances a critical review of the scientific literature). Each taught module is assessed by a written examination (70 per cent) and coursework (30 per cent).

Structure

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Career prospects

Recent graduates have gone on to take PhD studies; to work in R&D laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry and Biopharmaceutical Industry (including Pfizer, GSK and Novartis); or small Biotech companies. Overseas students have returned to similar positions in their home countries.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£5,250 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£10,875 p.a. (2016/17)*

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 - Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

 

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