This course explores current trends in chemical, biological, and biotechnological therapeutics and examines the latest technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. You will gain an understanding of processes used in clinical trials and the development, manufacture, and regulation of medicines. Through an independent research project, you will study an area of interest in depth. Examples of projects include medicinal chemistry (e.g. synthesis of anti-cancer compounds and natural products), pharmaceutical technology (e.g. optimization of tablet manufacture and formulation), and drug delivery (e.g. smart polymer-based nanoparticles and extravascular peptide delivery).
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Specialised topics, such as pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance, are taught by staff who have experience working within the relevant regulatory bodies.
- Guest speakers from the pharmaceutical sector share their industry perspectives on drug development.
- The Management Studies pathway will place your scientific knowledge in a vocational context, which is ideal if you aspire to management roles.