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Pharmaceutical Analysis, Technology and Biopharmaceuticals MSc

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Better medicines can change lives. Here at King’s, our renowned pharmaceutical science and pharmacology research is helping us develop new drugs, new policies and new ways of working. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the groundbreaking work happening here and take on your own project at the end of the course. We designed this MSc to improve your skills for a career in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry or conducting further research with a PhD. You’ll work with leading experts in our labs, using the latest techniques and instruments.

Course detail

The course will allow you to gain the knowledge, practical and research skills that apply in all areas of pharmaceutical sciences covering the principles of pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical regulatory affair and formulation of liquid and solid pharmaceutical products, which you will need for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institute or biotech. You will also be given the opportunity to specialized in the area of advanced pharmaceutical analysis, quality control and regulatory affair, advanced pharmaceutical technologies or advanced biopharmaceutical innovations. An integral component of the course is a laboratory research dissertation worth 60 credits where you will work in a research laboratory involved with independent research supervised by experts in the field. The MSc course is an interdisciplinary course of study with the aim to allow you to design, develop and quality control better medicines for the future.

Teaching and assessment

This course includes a mixture of taught classes and individual study. In the labs, you’ll work alongside expert scientists who are world leaders in their specialist areas. We’ll assess your performance through a combination of coursework and written or practical examinations. As part of the course you might also complete laboratory book records, laboratory reports, presentations and online quizzes. The course is around 80% coursework and 20% exams. 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.

Career prospects

With plenty of practical sessions, you’ll learn to use the same techniques and equipment you’ll use in your professional career. And working alongside our researchers, you’ll have the cutting-edge knowledge you need to succeed. Combine that with opportunities to networking with top scientists and you have a winning combination for a promising career start. During the course, you can choose to focus on advanced pharmaceutical analysis, quality control and regulatory affairs, advanced pharmaceutical technologies or advanced biopharmaceutical innovations. While you’ll have the skills to work in a range of areas, your specialist knowledge will help you if you decide to explore a specific career route.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 46 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    156 68%

    13th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    34th

    5

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