This course will develop your knowledge of the design, development, analysis and production of medicines, the drug industry and regulatory affairs. It is particularly suitable if you are keen to enter employment in areas such as pharmaceutical marketing, formulation, regulatory affairs, process development, medical statistics and clinical trial organisations. You can choose to combine your studies with training in the fundamentals of management theory (option available only for September intake), which is especially suitable to those interested in taking up management positions in relevant organisations.
What will you study?
You will have the chance to explore current trends in chemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics, and will look at the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry. You will gain an understanding of the processes used in clinical trials and in the development, manufacture and regulation of medicines. You will also develop your computing and statistical skills and other key skills, such as data collection, communication, time management, organisational and review and synopsis skills.
Exams, tests, laboratory reports, assignments, case studies, oral and poster presentations, research project.
Work placement schemeKingston University
has set up a scheme that allows postgraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing to include a work placement element in their course starting from September 2017. The placement scheme is available for both international and home/EU students.
-The work placement, up to 12 months; is optional.
-The work placement takes place after postgraduate students have successfully completed the taught portion of their degree.
-The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student. We cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it.
-As the work placement is an assessed part of the course for international students, this is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.
Details on how to apply will be confirmed shortly.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Modules (September start)
-Statistics and Quality Systems
-Pharmaceutical and Analytical Technology
-Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines
-Design, Discovery and Development of Pharmaceuticals
-Business in Practice
Modules (January start)
-Statistics and Formulation of Therapeutics
-Design, Discovery and Manufacture of Medicines
-Quality and Analytical Systems
-Drug Development and Clinical Trials
A good honours degree in chemistry, pharmacy, life science or a related subject; Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience (in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or a regulatory body, for example).