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Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 26-SEP-20
  • Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 26-SEP-20
  • Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 26-SEP-20
  • Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 26-SEP-20

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    BFC1

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    52nd

    2
  • Subject Ranking

    30th

    3 (Chemistry)
  • Entry Standards

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    115

  • Graduate Prospects

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    81

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.28

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    26-SEP-20

Course Summary

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience.For the Medicinal Chemistry element of the course, you'll develop 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. The goal of medicinal chemistry is to support the search for new drugs to treat conditions such as heart disease and cancer. 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. By studying Neuroscience at Keele you will explore the mystery of the human brain: the central nervous system, the impact of drugs upon it, and the molecular biology of diseases and disorders of the brain. You’ll discover how we learn and remember, how our brains control the body, and how the brain regenerates and repairs itself. You could study interesting disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology and neuropathology. Single Honours Neuroscience enables you to focus your studies on an in-depth coverage of a wide range of Neuroscience topics. Working in diverse ways, including in our modern labs, you’ll develop your independent research skills as you learn to acquire, interpret and analyse data from multiple sources. You’ll also understand how neuroscience can help us understand medical problems and improve the quality of life.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. Studying Neuroscience opens up exciting careers in sectors as varied as healthcare, scientific research, pharmacology, IT, publishing and more. You might choose to work as a research scientist in academia or the drug industry, or work as a clinical neuroscientist in the hospital sector. With further study, you might go on to become a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, pharmacologist or systems analyst. If you choose our four year course, with a year’s industrial placement, you’ll have the added benefit of significant work experience to offer employers.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

BBB–ABC

Details

To include A level Chemistry at grade B or above. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Chemistry (England).

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

52nd

About this University

Keele University is located on a 600-acre campus in the heart of England, just one hour away from Manchester. It's an innovative university, led by cutting-edge research. The campus is big, but with a small and cosmopolitan community the university rates highly for student satisfaction, offering gold-standard teaching (TEF 2017). Everything is on your doorstep at Keele  the campus is self-contained with student accommodation, teaching buildings, restaurants and cafés, a sports centre and a medical centre all within a few minutes’ walk.

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