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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.
The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.
Highly specialist study pathway that is the first of its kind worldwide.
All learning materials are accessible online via King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS).
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
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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 course is made up of optional and required modules. The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits to complete the programme, 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.
The course is assessed by a variety of mechanisms including:
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.
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
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
General entry advice
At least a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, pharmacy or biochemistry; other related subjects such as physics, radiography or medicine may be considered, if appropriate graduate practical experience is demonstrated.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies. Applications are considered on a first come first serve basis and therefore you are advised to apply early. All eligible applicants are interviewed.
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline was the 30th March 2018. Applications will remain open if places are available and 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 27th July 2018 or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August 2018.
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.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
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.
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.
In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
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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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Page last modified on 05 February 2018.