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Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics BSc offered at King's College London explores the link between genes, disease and treatment by combining the study of drugs and their effects in the body with study of the structure and function of genes and genomes.  
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You will find our course an ideal foundation for careers in the pharmaceutical industry or biomedical research, especially in pharmacogenetics, or as preparation for graduate entry into medicine. The Pharmacology& Molecular Genetics course offered at King's College London also features flexible options to study abroad or extend to a four-year MSci with Professional Placement Year.

Key benefits

  • King’s College London is ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
  • 94 per cent student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).
  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and researchers.
  • Europe’s largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education.
  • One of the UK’s best graduate employment rates.
  • Contemporary approach based on our history of pioneering discoveries – including our part in finding the structure of DNA.
  • Flexible options to tailor your degree through overseas study or switching to a four-year MSci with Professional Placement Year

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology and Neuroscience
  • Fundamentals of Physiology and Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Skills for the Biosciences
  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Gene Cloning & Expression A/B
  • Human & Molecular Genetics 
  • Research Skills in Pharmacology
  • Advanced Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics of Model Organisms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Required grades

AABPlease note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

  • Required subjects
Chemistry and Biology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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