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Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem

Keele University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Chemistry - MChem

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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.The research skills you will develop throughout the four years of your degree are highly sought after by research establishments in both academia and industry. Many will choose to continue their studies with a PhD in an area of medicinal chemistry often funded by the UK research councils and industry. Alternatively opportunities exist for those students wanting to go directly into the pharmaceutical industry, the UK’s largest Research and Development manufacturing sector.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

To include A level Chemistry at grade B or above plus a Pass in the Science Practical (England).


University information

Keele University

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  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 59 1

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  • Entry standards

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    115 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%


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    / Max 222
    133 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%


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