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Integrated Apprenticeship in Clinical Pharmacology

Open the door to a range of new career opportunities in Clinical Pharmacology by undertaking the only fully accredited and funded apprenticeship delivered by King’s College London


The UK’s first MSc apprenticeship in Clinical Pharmacology

Watch Professor Graham McClelland provide an overview of the UK’s first MSc apprenticeship in Clinical Pharmacology at King's College London

Being part of the Clinical Pharmacology Apprenticeship at King's College London has been an invaluable journey. The mentorship provided has guided me towards new insights and skills, promoting both personal and professional growth. The experience has broadened my understanding of the Clinical Research (Drug Development) field, and the collaborative environment has enriched my learning. I'm confident that this experience has given me the tools for future career opportunities in the field of Clinical Pharmacology.

Tharcila Moratori, Current apprentice


King’s is the first and only UK university to be approved as a training provider for Level 7 Apprenticeship Standard for Clinical Pharmacology Scientists. This career development apprenticeship is intended for all those involved in clinical pharmacology studies and early stage clinical research in both the public and private sector. 

Completion of the apprenticeship will provide candidates with a

- MSc in Clinical Pharmacology from King’s College London

- Apprenticeship as a Clinical Pharmacology Scientist

- Eligibility for full membership of the British Pharmacological Society

The study programme is compliant with the European PharmaTrain initiative. 

The UK Government will provide funding for each apprentice as part of the National Apprenticeship Scheme.

Upon joining the apprenticeship programme you will be part of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research which is dedicated to delivering world leading research and postgraduate education in the development and lifecycle management of medicines. You will join over 150 students who are studying and researching the processes involved in medicines development.


We are pleased to be working with employers and students from within the pharmaceutical industry, Contract Research Organisations, regulatory authorities and the NHS, to help build a stronger UK contribution to the discipline of clinical pharmacology

Professor Graham McClelland, Course Director

This apprenticeship builds upon our well established and respected, full and part-time, postgraduate courses in pharmaceutical medicine, which have been developed and are taught by people experienced in the development and lifecycle management of medicines

Professor Stuart Jones, Director of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research

Why King's?

-King’s is ranked 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology and is the highest ranked UK university offering a course in this field

- King’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences has more pharmaceutical industry links and partnerships than any other university

- Our programmes are not only designed to fit the needs of industry, delivered by leading academics but with the input of practising industry experts

- Our Integrated Apprenticeship programme has been developed by a panel of experts from within the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, and the British Pharmacological Society

- The programme is delivered in a part time format suitable for working professionals based anywhere in the UK. It can be taken while working; attendance is teaching in one-week blocks

- Candidates have the opportunity to complete a research project with world-leaders in their field and network with peers within sector with links to all the major phase 1 clinical testing units across the country

- The study programme is compliant with the European PharmaTrain initiative.

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