This is a science-based programme, for pharmacists and other chemical graduates, concerned with the quality assurance and quality control of products as molecular entities. The course utilises research-focused laboratories for hands-on time with a range of modern techniques and instruments. In many cases the programme leads to further research, work in R&D laboratories and employment within regulatory agencies.
- King's is ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)
- Located in the centre of London housed in an institute that is renowned for its international research profile.
- Well equipped laboratories allowing students lots of 'hands-on' time for a range of modern techniques and instruments.
- Students learn about Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC) and regulatory affairs which are crucial aspects when working in industry.
- Opportunity to undertake an extended project of interest in the laboratories of internationally rated scientists.
Our advanced programme is concerned with the science and application of modern and traditional techniques for analysis of pharmaceutical products to support the discovery and development of better medicines and provide regulatory data ensuring product integrity.
- Course purpose -
To provide pharmacists and other chemical or related science graduates with the necessary knowledge and expertise in pharmaceutical analysis and the scientific principles underlying quality control for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, health service, research institutes or regulatory authorities. The programme is science-based concerned with the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) of products as molecular entities.
- Course format and assessment -
Lectures; laboratory classes; tutorials; laboratory-based research project or dissertation; modules assessed by coursework and written examination.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in analytical laboratories for several pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, GSK and Novartis. Others have taken up positions in government regulatory agencies; overseas students have returned to similar positions in their home countries.
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.