Research course

Analytical and Environmental Sciences

King's College London · Pharmaceutical Science

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree in environmental science, chemistry, molecular life science or biomedical science, although further graduate study or appropriate work experience may also be taken into account. Equivalent qualifications from overseas candidates are acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

Analytical Science includes toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring and forensic science. Chemistry is fundamental to all three activities and particular strengths exist in the separation sciences and mass spectrometry and the development of novel analytical methods.

Specific examples include improvements to aid detection of drug-facilitated sexual assaults and other vulnerable groups, such as children, the chemical profiling of fingerprints, including drugs and their residues, and use of nanoparticles for forensic purposes.

The Drug Control Centre in the Division is the UK World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory and it will play a key role in the 2012 Olympics anti-doping screening program.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

Home students are funded by grants and studentships from research councils, charities, government bodies, and the pharmaceutical industry. Overseas students are usually either self-funded or obtain scholarships from their own countries, the British Council or Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admission
+44 (0)20 7848 8390