Pharmaceutical Science with Regulatory Affairs at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Pharmaceutical Science with Regulatory Affairs

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This was the first undergraduate Pharmaceutical Science degree accredited by The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) in the UK. Consequently, graduates with this degree will be highly sought-after by employers.
  • This course was shortlisted for the Guardian University Award for Course Design, Retention and Student Outcomes and the TOPRA Regulatory Excellence Award in Education 2020.
  • You’ll gain extensive practical experience in new laboratories after a £6.8 million investment.
  • 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 How do we ensure new drugs are safe for the public, correctly evaluated and their use properly regulated? Regulatory Affairs is an area of growing opportunity in the pharmaceutical industry. This course focuses on public health and the introduction of drugs. You’ll learn to produce legal applications for new drug licences, deal with different regulatory authorities and ensure drug safety. The course also offers a practical understanding of the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll explore different sources of medicine, how they work and how they’re made, packaged and administered. 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 Graduates are successful in careers such as Regulatory Affairs, drug development, quality control, clinical trials and research, drug safety and pharmacovigilance.


Example modules – Regulatory Affairs – Analytical Science – Practical and Research Skills in Pharmaceutical Science. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching include lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical classes. Students will learn how to work in groups as well as undertake independent, self-directed learning. Many teaching sessions are interactive using student response technology (""clickers"")  and flipped lecture scenarios. Assessment typically comprises of exams and coursework (eg practical work, in-course tests, assignments and essays). A wide range of  assessment methods are used so that students graduating from this programme are able to communicate effectively in both oral and written modes of communication.

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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Pharmaceutical Science with Regulatory Affairs at Kingston University - UCAS