On this course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the complex chemical and biological processes involved in the design and manufacture of drugs and other therapies for treating disease. This course prepares you to help solve problems at the intersection of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and pharmacology and the industrial placement year provides a fantastic opportunity for you to gain invaluable work experience.
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Ilona Serafin, MChem Chemistry
"The MChem project really strengthened my personal and laboratory skills, and made me a more independent chemist. The academic staff are very enthusiastic and inspiring. They go out of their way to ensure we understand the Chemistry and they are always happy to help"
Nathan Wood, MChem Chemistry
"Feedback from my Chemistry supervisors has developed both my personal and academic skills. The staff are always up for helping us out and you can have conversations with them...very enthusiastic which is inspiring. Staff actively push you to understand and think - which has helped me a lot"
Laura Harvey, Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience
"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"
Claudia Hill, Physics with Chemistry (2016)
"I am currently in training to become a state-registered clinical scientist specialising in radiotherapy." - read more about Claudia Hill, Physics with Chemistry (2016)
Jake Senior, Physics and Smart Systems (2016)
"As a Software Engineer, I mostly focus on developing programs in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) using devices like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft Hololens" - read more about Jake Senior, Physics and Smart Systems (2016)
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What is it like to be a Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry student at Keele?