Kingston University: Pharmaceutical Analysis

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Pharmacy and Chemistry
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


Reasons to choose Kingston
– The option of the Management Studies pathway is ideal if you aspire to a management role within the pharmaceutical and allied industries.
– The pathway without Management Studies provides exemption from Part A of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis – the statutory qualification for a public analyst.
– Through an independent project you will be able to research an area of interest in depth, possibly at an industry placement or as collaborative research
with other laboratories.

About this course
This course offers key skills in pharmaceutical analysis, including measurement, scientific practice, evaluation and interpretation of data. You will study
recent trends in analytical science and techniques, and be introduced to pharmaceutical technologies, such as formulations and clinical pharmacokinetics.
Through your research project you will develop valuable research skills. Past projects have examined: determining caffeine and its metabolites in human serum samples using GC-MS; and synthesis and use of compounds as probes for biochemical reactions.

Example modules
– Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy;
– Pharmaceutical and Analytical Technology;
– Separation Science.

Career opportunities
You will be prepared for a career in analytical science in a variety of industries or the public sector.
Graduates work in areas such as quality control, ensuring products meet required standards, or in medicinal chemistry or drug discovery. Others work in teaching, in PhD research, in sales and marketing and in managerial positions.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing ...

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