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Pharmacology MSc

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Our Pharmacology MSc degree will give you a deep understanding of pharmacology and allow you to put this into practice through laboratory practicals and projects in our world-class facilities. We will train you in the design and execution of practical approaches to determine the mechanisms by which drugs act. This course will provide you with a strong platform from which to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical / bioscience industry, or to continue in academic research with a PhD.

Key benefits

  • We are ranked 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • A central London location equipped with first- class laboratory, IT, library and study facilities.
  • An opportunity to plan and design as well as to pursue your own original research.
  • Preparation for a career in drug research and related industries.

The taught component of the course includes a compulsory lecture-based module in which you will study systems and cellular pharmacology, which is complemented by a lab-based practical module. You will also undertake projects to develop your critical thinking and research skills, such as a literature research module, a research design module and a lab-based practical research project. On the MSc you will take 180 credits including a 60 credit research project.  

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

You will have 20 hours of contact each week with our academic staff and we will expect you to complement this with 20 hours of self-study a week.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include dissertations, lab reports, posters and exams. Coursework contributes approximately 85% and examinations approximately 15% to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Systems and Cellular Pharmacology (30 credits)
Pharmacology of Biological Systems: Practical Skills (15 credits)
Contemporary Developments in Pharmacology (15 credits)
Project Design in Pharmacology (30 credits)
Literature Research in Pharmacology (30 credits)
Experimental Research Project (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our extensive training in research skills mean that many of our graduates go on to PhD research degrees, or transfer their skills and knowledge to work in the pharmaceutical or research-related industries.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (MSc, 2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 (MSc, 2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

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 UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing eg lab coat
  • Graduation costs
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses and to visits other than any overseas visit

Funding

The taught component of the course includes a compulsory lecture-based module in which you will study systems and cellular pharmacology, which is complemented by a lab-based practical module. You will also undertake projects to develop your critical thinking and research skills, such as a literature research module, a research design module and a lab-based practical research project. On the MSc you will take 180 credits including a 60 credit research project.  

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

You will have 20 hours of contact each week with our academic staff and we will expect you to complement this with 20 hours of self-study a week.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include dissertations, lab reports, posters and exams. Coursework contributes approximately 85% and examinations approximately 15% to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Systems and Cellular Pharmacology (30 credits)
Pharmacology of Biological Systems: Practical Skills (15 credits)
Contemporary Developments in Pharmacology (15 credits)
Project Design in Pharmacology (30 credits)
Literature Research in Pharmacology (30 credits)
Experimental Research Project (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our extensive training in research skills mean that many of our graduates go on to PhD research degrees, or transfer their skills and knowledge to work in the pharmaceutical or research-related industries.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (MSc, 2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 (MSc, 2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

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 UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing eg lab coat
  • Graduation costs
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses and to visits other than any overseas visit

Funding

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