Drug Development Science, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 20700
    Tuition (Year)
    13500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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This programme is for those working in or seeking to work in the field of clinical drug development. It covers all aspects of the clinical development process through from the earliest studies to post marketing activities. It will enhance knowledge and skills in all aspects of clinical research, drug regulation and drug safety.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Pharmaceutical Medicine is the medical scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical aspects of the marketing of medicines for the benefit of patients and the health of the community.

In this rapidly expanding field of medicine there is a need for high quality education programmes that are compliant with the PharmaTrain initiative of the European Commission, but also with the Bologna Process. The programmes at King’s are the first in the UK that meet both of these requirements. This, plus the opportunity to study at a world class university makes King’s the ideal place at which to study for one of these MSc subjects.

Clinical Pharmacology is the study of how drugs influence human physiology and the way the body handles drugs. It is a vital part of the early clinical development of new medicines. It requires an understanding of preclinical science, ethical and legal requirements for clinical research programmes and how to design and interpret individual clinical trials. A well designed clinical pharmacology programme informs the final regulatory of a new medicine. Generating skilled clinical pharmacologists is therefore vital to ensure that new medicines are efficiently developed.

Translational Medicine is an emerging and highly topical discipline that involves the translation of science from the bench to the bedside, and much of this is focussed on novel drug therapies. The bank of in vitro, pre-clinical and human testing required to do this often leaves scientists bemused, but experts in translational medicine can plot a pathway to enable the very best therapies to be tested in human subjects.

The MSc programmes will not only equip the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the whole of the drug development process and the medical aspects of the marketing of pharmaceutical products but also give them the opportunity to undertake a research project that will enable them to apply these skills and should lead to one or more publications.

Programme Structure

  • Clinical Drug Development
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Drug Regulatory Affairs
  • Preclinical Science
  • Design and Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use (Research Project)
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • Biological and Advanced Therapies
  • Drug Development Pharmacology
  • Drug Development Statistics and Data Management
  • Drug Safety and Ethics
  • Exploratory Drug Development
  • Healthcare Market Place
  • Pharmacoeconomics

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
    • MSc180 credits/ECTS 90
    • PG Dip 120 credits
    • PG Cert 60 credits
  • Credits
    180
    • MSc180 credits/ECTS 90
    • PG Dip 120 credits
    • PG Cert 60 credits
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible

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Academic Requirements

General entry advice
  • 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 Per Year

  • GBP 20700 International
  • GBP 13500 EEA

Part time fees:

  • Home/EU: £1,500 per 15 credit module
  • Overseas: £1,500 per 15 credit module
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