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Pharmacology iBSc

UCAS code: Not applicable. Apply direct to King's.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One Year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
1 March 2021
King's Apply

The Pharmacology Intercalated BSc offers students already on medical degree courses the opportunity to achieve an additional specialist degree in just one year. The course will provide you with essential exposure to the development of drugs and their application in clinical practice. Through studying molecular, cellular and whole system techniques, you will gain an insight into the drug discovery process, and an appreciation of where new drugs are likely to come from. The Pharmacology Department at King’s includes world-renowned experts in a number of research fields including Parkinson’s disesase, asthma, inflammation and cardiovascular pharmacology.

Key benefits

  • One-year programme leading to intercalated BSc
  • Strong focus on research and laboratory skills
  • One of the UK's best graduate employment rates
  • King’s College London is ranked 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 93% student satisfaction across whole department (National Student Survey 2020)
  • 100% student satisfaction for BSc Pharmacology programme (NSS, 2019)
  • Option to take non-pharmacological modules from within the School of Bioscience Education

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This one-year course offers an accelerated programme of learning covering the development and testing of therapeutic drugs and their clinical application. Pharmacologists play an important role in discovering these new drugs and conducting preclinical research to assess their efficacy. Clinical pharmacology is key to translating these discoveries into new treatments for patients so that they can benefit from improvements in drug efficacy and side effect profile. Our course offers a wide range of options and you are strongly encouraged to undertake an experimental project. We offer a variety of projects, principally in the fields of inflammation, smooth muscle pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, neuropharmacology and receptor pharmacology. ‘Project Design in Pharmacology’ is a non-laboratory-based project in which you develop a proposal for the development of a novel medicine. There are also a wide range of library projects. Members of the Pharmacology Department at King’s include world-renowned experts in a number of research fields including Parkinson’s disease, asthma, inflammation and cardiovascular pharmacology. We have close links with pharmaceutical companies some of whose staff contribute to teaching on a number of our courses. In addition, several members of staff hold senior positions within the British Pharmacological Society. In the National Student Survey 2020, The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics was rated 93% for overall student satisfaction. On completion of your intercalated Pharmacology BSc, you will have developed a richer understanding of how pharmacology plays a central role in the development of drugs designed to alleviate suffering and enhance the quality of life of your patients.

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute 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

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work. The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

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.

This course is primarily taught at our King’s College London Guy’s and Waterloo Campus, both on the South Bank of the Thames, putting you at the heart of everything London has to offer in terms of academic resources and close to its social and entertainment attractions.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include debates, oral presentations and project write-ups.  Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.


Regulating Body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 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.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

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 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

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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This one-year course offers an accelerated programme of learning covering the development and testing of therapeutic drugs and their clinical application. Pharmacologists play an important role in discovering these new drugs and conducting preclinical research to assess their efficacy. Clinical pharmacology is key to translating these discoveries into new treatments for patients so that they can benefit from improvements in drug efficacy and side effect profile. Our course offers a wide range of options and you are strongly encouraged to undertake an experimental project. We offer a variety of projects, principally in the fields of inflammation, smooth muscle pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, neuropharmacology and receptor pharmacology. ‘Project Design in Pharmacology’ is a non-laboratory-based project in which you develop a proposal for the development of a novel medicine. There are also a wide range of library projects. Members of the Pharmacology Department at King’s include world-renowned experts in a number of research fields including Parkinson’s disease, asthma, inflammation and cardiovascular pharmacology. We have close links with pharmaceutical companies some of whose staff contribute to teaching on a number of our courses. In addition, several members of staff hold senior positions within the British Pharmacological Society. In the National Student Survey 2020, The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics was rated 93% for overall student satisfaction. On completion of your intercalated Pharmacology BSc, you will have developed a richer understanding of how pharmacology plays a central role in the development of drugs designed to alleviate suffering and enhance the quality of life of your patients.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute 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

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work. The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

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.

This course is primarily taught at our King’s College London Guy’s and Waterloo Campus, both on the South Bank of the Thames, putting you at the heart of everything London has to offer in terms of academic resources and close to its social and entertainment attractions.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include debates, oral presentations and project write-ups.  Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.


Regulating Body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 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.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

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 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

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One Year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
1 March 2021
King's Apply

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