Taught course

Clinical Pharmacology

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are either a medical degree (such as an MBBS) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Clinical Pharmacology course will give you the skills to design, analyse, interpret and report clinical research and clinical trials. It focuses on understanding what a drug is doing to the body (pharmacodynamics), what happens to a drug in the body (pharmacokinetics), and how drugs work in terms of treating a particular disease. It is designed for scientists, physicians, clinical scientists and allied health professionals interested in the clinical development process.

Key benefits

  • King’s is ranked 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • Lectures delivered by a mixture of academics and leading industry experts from the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Coordinated study programme with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians curricula.
  • Accredited PharmTrain centre of excellence which allows international transfer of credits
  • A vibrant cohort of participants, studying both full-time and part-time.
  • Modules with blended learning, integrating the latest learning technologies with face-to-face teaching.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Officer
+44 (0)20 7848 4683