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Drug Development Science

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

Entry 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 one satisfactory reference. If you have completed your degree in the last three years, this should be an academic reference.

Months of entry


Course content

The Drug Development Science course is a highly flexible study programme designed for those working in or seeking to work in the field of drug development. The course aims to provide students with expertise and skills in all aspects of medicine development, including preclinical testing, clinical development, drug regulation and drug safety.

Key benefits

  • King's is ranked 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)
  • The study programme is compliant with both the PharmaTrain initiative of the European Commission and thus allows international transfer of credits.
  • Components of the course are taught by members of pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities giving you insights and up-to-the- minute knowledge of drug development.
  • Highly flexible course 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 who work closely with the biopharmaceutical sector and the regulatory authorities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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