Study pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology and chemistry

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.


Our pharmacy course is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council and is run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London so you'll have access to the specialist facilities and staff expertise of St George's.

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Pharmaceutical science

On our pharmaceutical science courses, you'll take part in innovative research, including new methods of drug delivery and drug synthesis.

Pharmaceutical science is a growth area with good job prospects including areas such as research, development and regulatory affairs.

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Our pharmacology course has a focus on biological and physiological processes, rather than chemical ones. You will examine how drugs act on their targets in major organs and systems, and how the body reacts.

You'll study the treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. You'll also have opportunities to learn about new drugs affecting the brain, treating epilepsy and depression, and how drugs influence addiction.

The pharmacology course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and meets the core curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), the professional association for pharmacologists.

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Our chemistry course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It will provide you with extensive practical skills in our newly refurbished state-of-the-art laboratories.

You'll have the opportunity to do a one-year work placement to gain valuable experience and help prepare you for a career in chemistry.

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Our facilities

Our facilities enable students to prepare for their future careers.

Pharmacy, pharmaceutical science and chemistry students benefit from new, state-of-the-art laboratories and pharmacy dispensing and hospital ward simulation suites.

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Future Skills

Knowledge to give you the edge

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

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Virtual Experience

Virtual Experience

Discover more about Kingston with our virtual experience.

Take a self-guided tour through our facilities, campuses and the surrounding area of Kingston upon Thames. You can also view the different accommodation options available and hear from current students about their course, experience at Kingston and more.

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