Pharmaceutical Science (4-year FT) at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You’ll gain extensive practical experience in newlaboratories after a £6.8 million investment.
  • Modules on this course have been accredited by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS).
  • You’ll take advanced postgraduate level modules in the Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines and Advanced Organic and Medicinal Chemistry.
  • 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 Do you see yourself as a research scientist? Working at the cutting edge of discovering, designing and developing new drugs for clinical purposes? If so, this four-year course is ideal for you. You’ll explore the sources of medicine, how medicines work, and how they can be formulated (such as via tablet, cream or inhaler), administered, analysed and tested. The course shares its first two years with the Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) programme and provides a wide understanding of all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. In Year 3, you’ll deepen your knowledge of natural product chemistry. You’ll develop skills for testing and evaluating the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. In Year 4, you’ll develop skills in experiment design, critical analysis, problem-solving and laboratory work. 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 Pharmaceutical Science is a growth area with good job prospects. Graduates work in areas such as research, development, regulatory affairs and pharmaceutical analysis. They also frequently progress to study PhDs.


Example modules – Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines – Design Discovery and Development of Pharmaceuticals – Advanced Analytical Science. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical classes. Assessment methods typically comprises of exams and coursework (eg practical work, in-course tests, assignments and essays).

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

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Student Outcomes

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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

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Pharmaceutical Science (4-year FT) at Kingston University - UCAS