The goal of medicinal chemistry is to support the search for new drugs to treat conditions such as heart disease and cancer. In the Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic Science (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 Forensic Science element of the course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of forensic science, taught by academics and forensic professionals, as well as gaining valuable lab and crime scene experience, helping you to stay ahead in this fast-moving science. You will be taught in our modern laboratory facilities and have access to state of the art equipment and our dedicated Crime Scene House. Our forensic science combined honours programmes are recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
This course will provide you with a broad education in the core areas of forensic science. Your studies will focus on key topics in forensic chemistry, analytical science, forensic biology and criminalistics science. You will develop your analytical science skills, enabling you to analyse a variety of forensic of evidence. This is complemented by additional emphasis on professional practice and an understanding of the roles of the crime scene investigator and the forensic scientist as an expert witness in the court. You may be able to study abroad for a semester (dependant on subject scheduling) or year at one of our partner universities.
96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE)
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.
Equipped with key scientific skills, practical experience and vital communication, team working and problem-solving abilities, you will become an independent scientist who will offer a great deal to prospective employers.
Graduates have progressed to a range of different careers, including, within the forensic science sector, analytical laboratories, and teaching.
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- Chemical Science Principles
- Forensic Science Principles
- Forensic Analysis
- Forensic Identification
- Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills
- Chemical Structure and Reactivity
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Forensic Science 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 BBC
- A level Chemistry at grade B or above.
- Maths at C (or 4)
- English at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements DDM
- You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice
- 30 points to include Higher Level Chemistry at 6 or above
- Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must also have taken 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.