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Course content

Our Pharmaceutical Technology MSc offers you world-class teaching in formulation and drug delivery from internationally renowned scientists. This course has a strong scientific base, designed specifically to improve the skills of pharmacists and graduates with life sciences, chemistry and chemical engineering backgrounds. You will gain hands-on practical experience with some of the most advanced techniques and instruments, and conduct research with experts in the field.

Key benefits

  • We are ranked 7th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).
  • Well-equipped laboratories give you lots of 'hands-on' time with a range of modern techniques and instruments.
  • You will learn about the art of developing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients into medicinal products.
  • Opportunity to undertake an extended project of your choosing in the labs of internationally-rated scientists.


This course will teach you about the science and application of the formulation of pharmaceutical products, and will allow you to assist in the discovery and development of better medicines.

We aim to give you the knowledge and expertise in liquid and solid dosage form design and handling which you will need for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes or biotech. You will also gain an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin dosage form stability. You will undertake in-depth study and research into the biopharmaceutic and physicochemical aspects of dosage form design.

Course format and assessment


You will be taught by academic staff who are experts in the field and who are members of an internationally leading team. Your contact time will be as follows:

  • 50 hours of lectures or practicals for each 30-credit module.
  • Additional feedback on coursework for each module.
  • 16 hours of self-study per week.
  • Research project module 3rdsemester: full-time

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work


We will assess you through a combination of exams, essays and coursework .

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Career prospects

Recent graduates have gone on to take PhD studies; to work in R&D laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry; or biotech. Overseas students have returned to similar positions in their home countries.

Visit the Pharmaceutical Technology - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!





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