The Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry course will equip you with the skills to work as a radiopharmaceutical scientist in a PET radiochemistry centre (cyclotron unit) or in the field of conventional radiopharmacy, providing diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to nuclear medicine centres and specialised commercial centres.
Highly specialist study pathway that is the first of its kind worldwide.
Opportunities to experience a working placement in a hospital, PET centre or industrial cyclotron centre.
Multidisciplinary study programme that attracts graduates from a range of science disciplines including chemists, bio-scientists, physicists, pharmacists.
Recognised by European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Masters students will be able to take the European Radiopharmacy exam.
On successful completion of the MSc, students with a chemistry or pharmacy background can apply for membership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT September to September
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Programme accreditations Royal Society of Chemistry – RSC
Course intake Approximately 10 FT, 5 PT.
Course leaders Professor Philip Blower
Professor Philip Blower
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
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The Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry course will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of radiopharmaceutical science.
The study course is made up of optional and required modules. The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, 60 of which will come from a research project. You will complete the course in one year, from September to September.
We use lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
Each 30-credit module typically requires attendance at lectures/tutorials (80%) and labs (20%) for 24 full days. Each of these full days will include at least six hours of contact time.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include unseen written examinations, practical laboratory work and reports, case studies, literature surveys and oral presentations, workshops and laboratory/library-based research projects. Coursework for most modules contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.
This course is accredited by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine – EANM (Radiopharmacy Education Board) and the Royal Society of Chemistry – RSC.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ and Waterloo Campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
You are required to take:
You are also required to take 30 credits from one of the following modules:
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 that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £75 applies. Applications are considered on a first come first serve basis and therefore you are advised to apply early. All eligible applicants are interviewed.
You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
A personal statement is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages).
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 31 March 2020. After this date, applications will remain open if places are available, but programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 31July 2020 or from UK/EU nationals after 28 August 2020.
Please note you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline and places are filled before the final deadlines above and we are unable to process more offers.
If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.
Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.
These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
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/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
Please note that expenses for work placement (ie accommodation and travel cost) can be reimbursed.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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'King's has the reputation of being one of the best universities in my chosen field of study and offers excellent tutoring and readily accessible research material. Activities I have found most beneficial, have been the excursions to major sites and the experience gained through placement.'
'The programme is taught on the doorstep of the Clinical PET Imaging Centre at St Thomas' Hospital, and students gain experience of radiochemistry and radiopharmacy there and at other hospitals and industrial nuclear medicine/PET centres in London and further afield.'
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