Drug Development Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    23940 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #36 (WUR) ,
The Drug Development Science course is a highly flexible study programme designed for those working in or seeking to work in the field of clinical drug development. The course aims to provide students with expertise and skills in all aspects of clinical research, drug regulation and drug safety.

About

The Drug Development Science programme offers you flexibility with the choice of modules and whether to study for a full masters qualification, a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. The MSc pathway is a one to four-year course that requires modules totalling 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway can be studied over a period of two to three years and requires completed modules with a total of 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate route requires modules with a minimum total of 60 credits to achieve the award.

Key benefits

  • King's is ranked 7th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)
  • The study programme is compliant with both the PharmaTrain initiative of the European Commission and also with the Bologna Process.
  • Close links and regular speakers from pharmaceutical companies giving you insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of drug discoveries.
  • Highly flexible programme with a part-time option that will allow you to study around your work schedule.
  • Delivered by leading experts from the academic staff of King’s College London, the biopharmaceutical sector and the regulatory authorities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Drug Discovery and Development 
  • Preclinical Science 
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 
  • Drug Regulatory Affairs 
  • Drug Safety & Ethics
  • Clinical Drug Development 
  • Healthcare Marketplace 
  • Drug Development Statistics and Data Management

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details:

                For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU nationals after 27th July or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August.

              • Programme intensity

                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
                Part-time
                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Intensity Flexible
                • Part-time variant
                  Flexible
                • Duration description

                  Two to four years PT

              • Credits
                90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
                • MSc180 credits/ECTS 90
                • PG Dip 120 credits
                • PG Cert 60 credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              Check if you match the admission requirements

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                176

                The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

              • Minimum required score:

                92

                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject, or overseas equivalent. Applicants without a degree but with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. 
              • Employment within a relevant industrial environment would be advantageous but is not essential. 
              • We will require two satisfactory references. If you have completed your degree in the last three years, one of your references should be an academic reference. 
              • Overseas applicants should bear in mind that, as this is a part-time programme, they will not be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                23940 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 23940 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                15600 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • Full time UK: £15,600 
              • Full time overseas : £23,940 
              • Part time UK : £1,650 per 15 credit module, year 
              • Part time overseas : £2,600 per 15 credit module, year

              Living costs for London

              684 - 830 GBP/month
              Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.