Course overview

Medicinal chemistry is at the heart of the Pharmaceutical industry which develops lead compounds into viable drugs to cure disease. You could take up the challenge of developing the next generation of antibiotics, research effective drugs against major international diseases such as malaria and develop targeted cures for cancer.

Royal Society of Chemistry Accredited Degree The Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem at Keele will equip you the skills you need to begin your research career. During your first two years you will be taught in our state of the art teaching laboratories using industry standard modern equipment and embedding professional laboratory practice through our innovative teaching. Your Year 4 research project has you working in our research laboratories on a project selected by you, from analysing drug metabolites, to developing new synthetic routes to active molecules and undertaking structure activity studies to enhance the potency of lead compounds.

Keele also offers support so that you can integrate either a year abroad or an industrial placement into your degree programme. Your degree will be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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