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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.
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.
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.
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Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Department Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science
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.
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.
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.
The deadline for applications is 01 July 2016 for 2016 entry. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.
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.
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.
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).
Principles of Analytical Techniques, Numerical Methods & Regulatory Affairs
Principles of Drug Delivery and Disposition.
Please see the modules list for further information.
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.
"King's has a great reputation in the biomedical fields and in particular in pharmaceutical studies. I am very enthralled and satisfied by both the theoretical and the practical studies. In addition, the faculty has a lot of experience and knowledge in their particular courses."
"What attracted me this degree programme was the breadth of subject areas covered. The trip to Novartis was the 'icing on the cake' as we got to see things that we had covered in lectures put into practice in the laboratories."
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£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*
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£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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