Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Foundation Degree (Pre-Pharmacy)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This foundation degree has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC).
  • This course offers a good grounding in pharmacy related subjects. Once you successfully complete the course, you’ll be able to join Year 2 of the Pharmacy MPharm course or top-up to a pharmacy-related BSc (Hons).
  • Our pharmacy department’s new GP simulation suite and simulated hospital ward with life-like manikins will provide you with the most up-to-date teaching to equip you for your future role as prescribing pharmacists.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course If you know you have potential but want support before starting a degree in pharmacy or a pharmacyrelated degree, then this course could be perfect for you. Successful completion of this course means you can join Year 2 of the Pharmacy MPharm programme. Alternatively, you may top-up your qualification to a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Science. This course studies the main areas of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical and chemical sciences. You’ll take the same modules as students of Year 1 Pharmacy, plus additional modules in chemistry, mathematics and other subjects. You’ll be able to sit the same assessments as pharmacy students, so that you’ll be ready for your career in pharmacy. This course is currently being updated in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council’s standards for initial education and training for pharmacists, which will enable pharmacy graduates to prescribe at the point of registration. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Through a pharmacy or chemistry degree, you’ll be well prepared for roles in community or hospital pharmacies, or in the pharmaceutical industry. Further study can lead to a career as a registered pharmacist or in drug/medicine research.


This course is currently being updated in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council's standards for initial education and training for pharmacists to equip you with the future skills required for your pharmacy career.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, workshops/practicals, tutorials, work-specific tasks and assignments, and online learning. Assessment is through assignments, presentations, tests, exams and project reports.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Pharmaceutical Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Foundation Degree (Pre-Pharmacy) at Kingston University - UCAS