Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at Keele

What we offer

Undergraduate Courses

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Postgraduate Course
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Keele Chemistry is a friendly and vibrant place to study Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry. Our staff are approachable, enthusiastic and helpful. Our teaching laboratories are state of the art and we have invested £3 million in refurbishment and new instrumentation, and equipment.

Our Undergraduate Courses

Keele is the leading interdisciplinary University in the UK. What does that mean for you?

In addition to our BSc Single Honours course in Chemistry, BSc Dual and Major/Minor Honours courses are available in combination with many subjects.

Our Single Honours degree involves studying chemistry with four elective or second subject modules in 1st year, then focussing on Chemistry in 2nd and 3rd year. A 4-year Single Honours programme, BSc Chemistry with International Year is available and you will spend your 3rd year of study at one of our partner institutions around the world. This is not available for direct entry to allow us to tailor your international experience to your interests and ambitions. 

Dual honours degrees involve studying two subjects for three years. Major/Minor honours degrees involve studying two subjects in 1st and 2nd year, then focussing on one subject in 3rd year.

Our MChem programme allows you to follow the Dual or Single Honours route in 1st and 2nd year, focussing on chemistry in 3rd year with a variety of modules and a single module research project.  You will undertake a substantial research project in 4th year (4 modules) alongside taught modules covering advanced chemistry specialisms.

We would recommend that you choose subjects that excite and interest you – you’ll achieve more in the end. If you are uncertain about the differences between Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, you can change between the Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry courses up until the beginning of year 2 and around 5-10 % of our students decide to change each year.


We have teamed up with the Open University (OU) to offer you OpenPlus - an alternative and more flexible way into higher education and to achieving a chemistry honours degree.

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Study Abroad

There are also opportunities to study abroad as part of our undergraduate degree programmes and our careers tutor provides support for students seeking undertake industrial placements. These are not decisions you need to make before you apply, just options that you should be aware of. For more information on study abroad, please consult the current undergraduate prospectus.

Our Postgraduate Course

MSc Analytical Science masters programme aims to provide highly employable analytical scientists who not only have a thorough understanding of the key techniques within the discipline but also have successfully completed an extended project either set in an industrial context or carried out in the laboratories of one of our industrial partners.

Further Information

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our courses. 

Dr Mike Edwards
Admissions Tutor for Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 733252
Room : LJ 1.03