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Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry MSc

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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.

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Key benefits

  • 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.

Key information

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

pgadmin-imaging@kcl.ac.uk

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

 

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Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

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Course detail

Description

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.

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Course format and assessment

Teaching

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.

Assessment

The course is assessed by a variety of mechanisms including:

  • Unseen written examinations
  • Practical laboratory work and reports
  • Case studies and oral presentations
  • Workshops
  • Audio-visual presentations
  • Laboratory/ library-based research projects

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.  

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine – EANM (Radiopharmacy Education Board) and the Royal Society of Chemistry – RSC.

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules
Optional Modules

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

Entry requirements & how to apply

Entry requirements
Minimum UK requirements 2:2 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.
International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies. Applications are considered on a first come first serve basis and therefore you are advised to apply early. All eligible applicants are interviewed.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 

Help and support

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.

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Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £9,990 per year (2019/20)
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,500 per year (2019/20)
  • Part time UK fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 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 2020/21.

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/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week 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.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Expected destinations are the NHS and commercial nuclear medicine services, the pharmaceutical industry or PhD research.

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