Pharmacology at Kingston University - UCAS

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Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course meets the core curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), the professional association for pharmacologists.
  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • Our expert team includes Joan Jarman, who was awarded the BPS Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020.
  • 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 This course is taught by award-winning experts with a focus on biological and physiological processes, rather than chemical ones. We’ll examine how drugs act on their targets in major organs and systems, and how the body reacts. You’ll study the treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. You’ll also have opportunities to learn about new drugs affecting the brain, treating epilepsy and depression, and how drugs influence addiction. 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 work in clinical trials, drug research, medical writing, pharmaceutical marketing, and science communication. The course can also provide a gateway into graduate studies for clinical routes or academic research programmes


Example modules – System Pharmacology – Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Diseases – Drugs, Brain and Behaviour. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory work. There is an emphasis on problem-based/case-based learning as the course progresses. Assessment is by exams and also a variety of different forms of coursework, including oral presentations, reports, essays and poster presentations.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Pharmacological Society

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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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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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Pharmacology at Kingston University - UCAS