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Pharmaceutical Science (Hons)

48 months
15400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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During the Pharmaceutical Science (Hons) course at Kingston University, you'll explore the sources of medicine, how medicines work, how they can be formulated (such as via tablet, cream or inhaler), administered, analysed and tested.


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.

The Pharmaceutical Science (Hons) course at Kingston University 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.


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.

Types of jobs you can secure:

  • Research scientist
  • PhD student
  • Drug safety associate
  • Strategic alliance manager
  • Research assistant
  • Quality control analyst
  • Clinical trial project manager
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Microbiologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
  • Analytical Science
  • Practical and Research Skills in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Organic and Natural Product Chemistry
  • Drug Development
  • Topics in Pharmaceutical Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 112-128 UCAS points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.
  • A-levels to include minimum grade C in A-level Chemistry and one other science subject (second science can be Biology, Physics or Mathematics). General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Alternatively, BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Chemistry) only must have merits in the following units:

  • Unit 1 : "Principles and Applications in Science 1"
  • Unit 5: "Principles and Applications in Science 2"
  • Unit 13: "Applications of Inorganic Chemistry"
  • Unit 14: "Applications of Organic Chemistry"

Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*-C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

International tuition fees

  • Year 2: £15,800
  • Year 3: £16,200
  • Year 4: £16,600

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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