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This is one of three related MSc programmes in pharmaceutical sciences offered by King's College London. The programmes have been designed to help you develop advanced laboratory skills and techniques for application within the pharmaceutical industry and research institutes. Read more
This is one of three related MSc programmes in pharmaceutical sciences offered by King's College London. The programmes have been designed to help you develop advanced laboratory skills and techniques for application within the pharmaceutical industry and research institutes.

The programmes are designed for graduates in pharmacy, chemistry or related sciences who wish to progress their careers within the pharmaceutical industry, in research and development, drug information or registration departments. The programmes are also suitable for those who wish to work in research institutes, hospital pharmacy, or with drug licensing or regulatory authorities. They also offer a solid foundation for students wishing to enter into research degree programmes.

Key benefits:

- King's is ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)

- A programme of study in London focused on the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals, therapeutic peptides, protein, monoclonal antibodies and nucleic acids.

- Links with the pharmaceutical industry in terms of visiting lecturers and site visits.

- A six-month research project.

- Combined teaching with the MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control programmes provides a broad education in the pharmaceutical sciences and allows student flexibility.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/biopharmaceuticals-msc.aspx

Course detail

This advanced programme provides an introduction to the principles of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analysis, offering specialisation in the more biological aspects of the pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis on drug metabolism and biochemical toxicology.

- Course purpose -

To provide chemical, life science and pharmacy graduates with scientific knowledge and expertise in the areas of biopharmaceutical discovery and development required for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes or regulatory authorities.

- Course format and assessment -

Lectures; small group tutorials; laboratory classes; laboratory-based research project (or in some instances a critical review of the scientific literature). Each taught module is assessed by a written examination (70 per cent) and coursework (30 per cent).

Modules include:

- Principles Of Chemical Analysis Techniques, Numerical Methods And Regulatory Affairs
- Principles Of Drug Delivery And Disposition
- Research Project/dissertation - Pharmaceutical Sciences

Career prospects

Recent graduates have gone on to take PhD studies; to work in R&D laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry and Biopharmaceutical Industry (including Pfizer, GSK and Novartis); or small Biotech companies. Overseas students have returned to similar positions in their home countries.

How to apply:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

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This program provides a direct pathway to a professional postgraduate qualification in Pharmacy for registration as a pharmacist in Australia. Read more

Introduction

This program provides a direct pathway to a professional postgraduate qualification in Pharmacy for registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

Course description, features and facilities

This master's degree course provides advanced study in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapy and health systems, and includes practical training in community and hospital pharmacy.

Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (120 points):

S1 PHCY5601 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
S2 PHCY5602 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 1
S2 PHCY5603 Applied Pharmacotherapy
S2 PHCY5605 Clinical Science for Pharmacy I
S1 PHCY5606 Foundations of Clinical Science
S1 PHCY5609 Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology
S1 PHCY5610 Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics
S2 PHCY5611 Medicinal Product Formulation
S1 PHCY5612 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 2
S2 PHCY5613 Pharmacy Management and Pharmacoeconomics
S2 PHCY5614 Pharmacy Research Project (12 points)
NS PHCY5615 Pharmacy Placement I (12 points)
NS PHCY5616 Pharmacy Placement II (12 points)
S1 PHCY5617 Clinical Science for Pharmacy II
S1 PHCY5618 Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis
S2 PHCY5619 Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy
S1 PUBH5763 Leadership and Management of Health Services

Professional recognition

The Master of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates are eligible to register to practise as a pharmacist in Australia and New Zealand after completion of an internship in a community or hospital pharmacy.

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