Medicinal Chemistry and Mathematics - BSc (Hons)
From interpreting medical trials to learning how pharmaceuticals interact with our bodies, this Medicinal Chemistry and Mathematics BSc will enable you to develop a strong set of transferable skills suited to a range of roles in the science, education and health sectors.
Year of entry
- Combined Honours
Subject area / School
Duration of study
- 3 years / 4 years with international or placement year
Why study Medicinal Chemistry and Mathematics at Keele University?
- Astrophysics and Medicinal Chemistry
- Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
- Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry
- Environmental Science and Medicinal Chemistry
- Human Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
- Medicinal Chemistry and Biology
- Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic Science
- Medicinal Chemistry and Geology
- Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience
Accreditation and professional recognition
This programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry if you choose to specialise in Medicinal Chemistry in your final year. If you choose to specialise in Mathematics, there is no accreditation available.
"The laboratory facilities available to me as a student studying Medicinal Chemistry were truly incredible. They improved my understanding and impacted greatly on my future career prospects."
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The information within this section is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.
Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills which will be invaluable in your academic studies and beyond. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.
Our combined honours foundation year is a two semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry and Mathematics degree. For example, the Foundations of Chemistry module will provide you with a basic understanding of the key concepts and fundamental terminology of chemistry. Meanwhile, the Foundations of Mathematical Methods module will develop your understanding of the fundamental mathematical techniques and methods used across a wide range of applied mathematics, as well as in other areas of pure mathematics. All of the modules you take will prove useful in your degree and professional career. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do.
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The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.
Semester one modules
|FYO-00185||Practical and Academic Skills in Science||15 credits|
|FYO-00217||Foundations of Mathematical Methods||30 credits|
|FYO-00189||Foundations of Chemistry||15 credits|
Semester two modules
|FYO-00191||Advancing Chemistry||30 credits|
|FYO-00229||Advancing Mathematical Methods||30 credits|
The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United Kingdom, European Union and International students.
- Between 40-56 UCAS points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification or equivalent, or
- Relevant work experience
- GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills, or
- IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)
- GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above
How to apply
Students will need to apply for BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry with Foundation Year (UCAS code C723) through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Following the submission of your application, a member of our team will contact you to confirm the subject combination you wish to study.
Direct entry students
If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.
Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.
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