The course will allow you to gain the knowledge, practical and research skills that apply in all areas of pharmaceutical sciences covering the principles of pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical regulatory affair and formulation of liquid and solid pharmaceutical products, which you will need for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institute or biotech. You will also be given the opportunity to specialized in the area of advanced pharmaceutical analysis, quality control and regulatory affair, advanced pharmaceutical technologies or advanced biopharmaceutical innovations.
An integral component of the course is a laboratory research dissertation worth 60 credits where you will work in a research laboratory involved with independent research supervised by experts in the field.
The MSc course is an interdisciplinary course of study with the aim to allow you to design, develop and quality control better medicines for the future.
This course includes a mixture of taught classes and individual study. In the labs, you’ll work alongside expert scientists who are world leaders in their specialist areas.
You can also choose a topic to study further with your research project. This will last six months where you’ll be working in labs conducting your own research under supervision from one of our subject specialists.
Here is a guide to how your time will be split:
lectures: approximately 100 hours
lab classes/tutorials: approximately 110 hours
research project module: six months
self-study time: approximately 40 hours per week
One credit is around 10 hours of work. This course is 180 credits.
We’ll assess your performance through a combination of coursework and written or practical examinations. As part of the course you might also complete laboratory book records, laboratory reports, presentations and online quizzes. The course is around 80% coursework and 20% exams.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.