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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 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
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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 disease, asthma, inflammation and cardiovascular pharmacology. Please note the below application deadlines: - 26 January 2022 (King's applicants) - 2 March 2022 (External applicants)

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 ranks in the Top 20 in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
  • Option to take non-pharmacological modules from within the School of Bioscience Education.

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. 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 Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences 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

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

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.

Course stage

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study Percentage of time on placements Course stage
Intercalated Year 23% 77% - -

 

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.

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.

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.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

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. 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 Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences 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

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

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.

Course stage

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study Percentage of time on placements Course stage
Intercalated Year 23% 77% - -

 

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.

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.

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.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

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