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Medicinal Chemistry and Geology

Keele University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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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 Medicinal Chemistry and Geology. 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.

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. For the Geology element of the course, you will look at rocks,
minerals and fossils, how they were formed, how they might
have been deformed or altered over geological time and what
they can tell us about the history of the Earth and its past
environments. It also covers geological processes such as
earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics, and how these
processes produce different geological materials.

Geology is a practical subject with applied problem-solving
laboratory classes and field courses where you will learn how
to interpret and map geological features, and explore for future
geological resources. Field course transport and accommodation
costs are covered by the University.

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. Career opportunities in geology are excellent because industry and
modern society depends on geologists to find natural resources
such as oil, gas, coal, minerals, metals, aggregates and water.
Geologists are also needed for designing foundations, tunnels
and other engineering projects. You could go on to work in mining,
the oil and gas industry, hydrogeology or geotechnical engineering.
Geologists are also required for environmental projects such as
radioactive waste disposal or carbon dioxide capture and storage.
Degrees studying Geology combined with another science subject
are accredited by the Geological Society of London.

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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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