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Environmental Science and Medicinal Chemistry

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Keele
English
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Program description

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 proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. 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 Environmental Science and Medicinal Chemistry. For the Environmental Science element of the course, you will develop the scientific understanding and practical skills needed to tackle many of the world’s major environmental (and societal) problems such as climate change, food security, water resources, pollution and conservation. Our Environmental Science course at Keele draws on the expertise of scientists within the disciplines of life sciences, chemical sciences and geosciences to emphasise the role and importance of scientific understanding and practical skills in the analysis and management of environmental problems. Alongside studying topical global environmental issues, you will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of practical, laboratory and field-based skills to take into future employment. You’ll also have the opportunity to do fieldwork overseas, gain valuable work experience or study abroad at one of our partner institutions.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), meaning students can gain free membership of the IES to support their personal and professional development in the environmental sector. All organisations, from private business to local government, increasingly need to engage with environmental issues; hence this is one of the fastest growing areas of employment opportunities. Through completion of a reflective portfolio, you will also have the opportunity to gain accreditation from the Institute of Leadership and Management alongside your Keele degree.

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.

Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. 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.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...


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