Taught course

Drug Development Science

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

Entry requirements

Degree in a health or biomedical science related discipline and relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Drug Development Science programme offers you flexibility with the choice of modules and whether to study for a full masters qualification, a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. The MSc pathway is a one to four-year course that requires modules totalling 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway can be studied over a period of two to three years and requires completed modules with a total of 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate route requires modules with a minimum total of 60 credits to achieve the award.

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. There are 30 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops per module. Each module requires 2 to 4 hours of pre-reading and also exam preparation.

For the MSc there are approximately 80 hours of tutorials, plus supervision of dissertation research and ad hoc academic tutor meetings. Students could spend 200 to 300 hours researching and writing a dissertation.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Programme Officer
(0)207 848 4683