Strategic Medical Affairs, Short Course | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
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Strategic Medical Affairs

5 days
2771 GBP/full
1770 GBP/full
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This Strategic Medical Affairs module at King's College London provides, over five days, training on the skills and knowledge required to function in one of the strategic roles held by practitioners working in Medical Affairs teams of pharmaceutical companies.


The Strategic Medical Affairs module at King's College London will provide an overview of the roles of medical affairs professionals, their approaches in developing and actioning strategic projects that facilitate the development, commercialisation, life-cycle management and use of new medicines.


By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Create and execute a plan for a medical affairs initiative e.g. for medical education or for securing a successful outcome from the health technology assessment of a product.
  • Critically appraise strategic approaches e.g. taken by medical affairs practitioners on a drug development question in a third territory based on notions of commercialisation, regulatory approval, medical practice, public opinion, ethics and corporate responsibility.

Programme Structure

What does this course cover?
  • Knowledge of the commercialisation and marketing of medicines.
  • Knowledge of how medicines are regulated.
  • Skills to design data gathering instruments to use in the development of medicines.
  • Skills to optimise patient engagement in the issues that touch patients especially in the development of medicines.
  • Skills to communicate medical information to stakeholders of bio-pharmaceutical companies and internal colleagues.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum entry requirements are either a medical degree (such as an MBBS) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject.
  • The course will suit individuals seeking to develop a practical understanding of clinical pharmacology in the pharmaceutical industry e.g. pharmaceutical physicians, scientists in R&D and medical affairs, and regulatory affairs personnel.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2771 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2771 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    1770 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1770 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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