Kingston University London - Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Foundation Degree (Pre-Pharmacy)

Kingston University London

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Foundation Degree (Pre-Pharmacy)

If you know you have potential but want support before starting a degree in Pharmacy or a pharmacy- related degree, then this course could be perfect for you.

Successful completion of this course means you can join Year 2 of the Pharmacy MPharm programme. Alternatively, you may top-up your qualification to a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Science.

This course studies the main areas of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical and chemical sciences. You'll take the same modules as students of Year 1 Pharmacy, plus additional modules in chemistry, mathematics and other subjects. You'll be able to sit the same assessments as pharmacy students, so that you'll be ready for your career in pharmacy. Your scientific learning will be supported by academic and professional skills development.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This foundation degree has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC).

  • This course offers a good grounding in pharmacy-related subjects. Once you successfully complete the course, you'll be able to join Year 2 of the Pharmacy MPharm course or top-up to a pharmacy-related BSc (Hons).

  • Kingston is ranked No.2 in London for pharmacy and pharmacology (Guardian University League table 2022).

Entry Requirements

  • 96-112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

  • A-level Chemistry grade D and A-level Biology (preferred), Maths or Physics.

  • IELTS of 6.5, with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects

Through a pharmacy or chemistry degree you'll be well prepared for roles in community or hospital pharmacies, or in the pharmaceutical industry. Further study can lead to a career as a registered pharmacist or in drug/medicine research.

Course Details

 In first Year you will study core modules that cover each of the main subject areas in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical and chemical sciences. Your studies and professional development will be supported by an academic skills module.

In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of option modules, enabling you to specialise in an area that particularly interests you.

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on a vocational application of knowledge. You will undertake a work placement in a related workplace for a minimum of one day a week - for example, in a community pharmacy or a pharmaceutical company. Work experience may be paid or voluntary and will help you put your studies into practice. We will help you find a placement if you are not already working in such a position when you start the course.

Year 1

Academic and Professional Skills Portfolio
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
Foundation Chemistry for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Life Science and Medicine

Year 2 MPharm route

Medicines, Health and Wellbeing
Cells, Tissues and Organ Systems
The Science of Medicines
Introduction to Spectroscopy and Experimental Techniques

Year 2 MPharmSci route

Core Modules:
Cells, Tissues and Organ Systems
Introduction to Spectroscopy and Experimental Techniques
Optional Modules:
Year 2 MPharmSci Route options

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