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The Biopharmaceuticals MSc is an advanced study course that will provide chemical, life science and pharmacy graduates with the scientific knowledge and expertise in the areas of biopharmaceutical discovery and development needed for careers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, research institutes or regulatory authorities.

Key benefits

  • Links with the pharmaceutical industry in terms of visiting lecturers and site visits.
  • King’s is ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • Advanced study course focusing on the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals, therapeutic peptides, protein, monoclonal antibodies and nucleic acids.


This course was designed to address the growing needs of the Biotech industry.  The Biopharmaceuticals MSc course is an interdisciplinary course of study with the aim of developing medicines for the future. The subject areas will include drug delivery & disposition and pharmaceuticals analysis followed by more specialised studies on the discovery of peptides, proteins and antibody therapeutics and their development into medicines.

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.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

Part time students will study Principles of Drug Delivery & Disposition (30 credits) and Biopharmaceuticals: Development (30 credits ) in Year 1 and the remaining modules in Year 2.

Career prospects

Recent graduates have gone on to work in research and development laboratories in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industries. Employers include Pfizer, GSK and Novartis and small Biotech companies. Overseas students have returned to similar positions in their home countries. Other graduates choose to continue to study towards a PhD.

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