The goal of medicinal chemistry is to support the search for new drugs to treat conditions such as heart disease and cancer. During the Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience (Hons) course from Keele University , you’ll work in well-equipped laboratories, and learn to conduct effective independent research. Keele also offers support to find an industrial or research placement for a summer. You’ll develop essential skills for employment, such as problem solving, presentation and communication.
For the Neuroscience element of course, you will explore the mystery of the human brain: the central nervous system, the impact of drugs upon it, and the molecular biology of diseases and disorders of the brain. You’ll discover how we learn and remember, how our brains control our body, and how the brain regenerates and repairs itself.
You could study interesting disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology and neuropathology. Working in diverse ways, including in our superb labs, you’ll develop your independent research skills as you learn to acquire, interpret and analyse data from multiple sources. You’ll also understand how neuroscience can help us understand medical problems and improve the quality of life.
96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE)
The British Pharmaceutical Industry is at the forefront of global pharmaceutical development and is the UK’s largest manufacturing exporter.
Our Medicinal Chemistry graduates have excellent employment prospects, whether at the cutting edge of drug discovery or in a wide range of related fields. You might go to work for a pharmaceutical company, either as a research scientist or in a more business related role. Alternatively, you might work in a different organisation as a development chemist, a research assistant, or a site chemist.
Your degree will open up exciting careers in sectors as varied as healthcare, scientific research, pharmacology, IT, publishing and more. You might choose to work as a research scientist in academia or the drug industry, or work as a clinical neuroscientist in the hospital sector. With or without further study, you might go on to become a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, pharmacologist or systems analyst.
If you choose to do a four year course, with a year’s industrial placement, you’ll have the added benefit of significant work experience to offer employers.
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- Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
- Molecular Chemistry and Reactions
- Spectroscopy and Analysis (Combined Honours)
- Neuroscience Research Methods
- Neurone to Brain
- Research and Analytical Skills
- Learning & Memory
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Neuroscience Biochemistry View 515 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
- A Level requirement ABC / BBB to include B in Chemistry. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Chemistry (England)
- Maths at C (or 4)
- English at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements DDD
- You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice
- 32 points to include Higher Level Chemistry at 6 or above
- Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, to include sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice.
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International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.