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PGCert Clinical Pharmacology (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

21750 GBP
13800 GBP
13800 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

A master's in Clinical Pharmacology will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate the safety of new medicinal products for human studies, write a clinical protocol, and obtain appropriate ethical and legal approval. One of three modular programmes in Pharmaceutical Medicine designed for working physicians, clinical scientists and allied health professionals interested in the clinical development process.

Key benefits

  • Programmes align with the PharmaTrain and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians curricula.
  • King's is ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)
  • Flexible programmes with a part-time option that allows you to fit the modules in with your work schedule.
  • Teaching given by leading experts from the academic staff of King’s College London, from the biopharmaceutical sector and the regulatory authorities.
  • Located in the heart of London.


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Eligibility Criteria


Our minimum entry requirements are normally 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.

Work experience

Employment within a relevant industrial environment would be advantageous but is not essential.


We will require two satisfactory references. If you have completed your degree in the last three years, one of your references should be an academic reference. 

Overseas applicants

Overseas applicants should bear in mind that, as this is a part-time programme, they will not be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa.

English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5


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Course Modules

Required Modules

Core modules:

  • ADME, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (ADM) (15 credits)
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (CLP) (15 credits)
  • Clinical Drug Development (CLD) (15 credits)
  • Drug Development Pharmacology (DDP) (15 credits)
  • Practical Clinical Pharmacology (PCP) (15 credits)
  • Preclinical Science (PSC) (15 credits)
  • Design and Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use (Research Project) (60 credits).
  • ADME, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Drug Development
  • Drug Development Pharmacology
  • Exploratory Drug Development
  • Practical Clinical Pharmacology
  • Preclinical Science

Optional Modules

  • Biological and Advanced Therapies (BAT) (15 credits)
  • Drug Development Statistics and Data Management (SDM) (15 credits)
  • Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) (15 credits)
  • Drug Regulatory Affairs (RGN) (15 credits)
  • Drug Safety and Ethics (DSE) (15 credits)
  • Exploratory Drug Development (EDD) (15 credits)
  • Healthcare Market Place (HMP) (15 credits)
  • Biological & Advanced Therapies
  • Drug Development Statistics & Data Management
  • Drug Discovery And Development
  • Drug Regulatory Affairs
  • Drug Safety & Ethics
  • Healthcare Market Place

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How to Apply

Application procedure

PLEASE NOTE - We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year for standalone modules and the part-time study mode. However, please bear in mind that all modules are filled on a first-come-first-served basis so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

All applicants will need a degree in a health or biomedical science related discipline, and relevant work experience. We will need two references. We would not normally interview potential students, but reserve the right to if deemed necessary.

Potential students are encouraged to speak by phone to one of the course organisers to determine whether or not they would be able to complete the course.

Overseas applicants who will require a visa to enter and study in the UK should note that they will be unable to obtain a Tier 4 student visa for standalone modules or part-time study. A visa can only be obtained for the full-time study option of this programme.

Please contact Hayley Kelly at [email protected] for application instructions.

Personal statement and supporting information

No information required.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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