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Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research


About us

The UK has a strong tradition of medicines development. In the past decade over 25% of EU clinical trial applications have originated from the UK, which ranks first or among the leading European nations for the number of early clinical trials each year. The Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research (CPRM) draws on this experience to provide world-class research and education in pharmaceutical medicine.

The Centre has some notable achievements:

• A European Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Medicine*
• Module accreditation by Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine**
• The world’s only Masters qualification in Medical Affairs
• Fastest growing suite of postgraduate programmes at King's

*PharmaTrain Federation
**Royal College of Physicians - specialist higher medical training

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Our research themes

The CPMR is the first UK research centre to focus on the translation of scientific discoveries into technologies and approaches that expedite drug development. It is distinct from other ‘translational’ initiatives that focus on the translation of new scientific discoveries into new therapeutic approaches. CPMR collaborates with the pharmaceutical industry and medicine regulators to apply research to modify current practices and culture within the industry.

Find out more about our three main research themes below.

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Our MSc courses

Medical Affairs MSc

Medical Affairs MSc

The Medical Affairs course is concerned with the development and life cycle management of…

Our short courses

• Preclinical Science

• Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

• Biological & Advanced Therapies

• Clinical Drug Development

• Drug Development Statistics & Data Management

• Drug Regulatory Affairs

• Drug Safety and Ethics

• Health Care Marketplace

• Health Technology Assessment

• Principles of Medical Affairs

• Ethics and Professionalism

• Pharmacoepidemiology & Global Affairs

• Theoretical & Practical Pharmacokinetics

• Drug Development Pharmacology

• Exploratory Drug Development


Our certificate programmes

Student testimonials

  • Sue Paull - Medical Scientific Liaison logo

    Sue Paull - Medical Scientific Liaison

    The Drug Development Science masters course delivers a comprehensive overview of all aspects of pharmaceutical medicine

  • Nathaniel Green - Associate Consultant logo

    Nathaniel Green - Associate Consultant

    The MSc programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the widespread complexities of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Sophie Engler - Business Development Manager logo

    Sophie Engler - Business Development Manager

    My Masters programme has given me an excellent and broad understanding of the drug development process

  • Dr Fazil Afzal - Medical Assessor logo

    Dr Fazil Afzal - Medical Assessor

    The Clinical Pharmacology MSc programme has been invaluable to my continued professional development

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