University of Leeds

=153 rd
World University Rankings 2019
81-90 th
World Reputation Rankings 2012
171-173 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Medicinal Chemistry with a Year in Industry

Without medicinal chemists, life as we know it would be impossible. Modern medicines give us pain relief, cure bacterial infections and fight viruses and cancer. Without the arsenal of drugs at their disposal doctors would be unable to cure many common diseases.It is the ability of medicinal chemists to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of millions of people worldwide that motivates many of our students on this course. The course structure shares much with our Chemistry course but you will focus your study more on the organic elements of chemistry with an enhanced level of teaching on drug synthesis, pharmacology and how drugs work in biological systems. This course provides you with the opportunity to spend your 3rd year working in industry, which provides valuable experience and help your personal development. Our industrial placement scheme gives you the opportunity to gain work experience in an industry relevant to your degree and interests. Our students often describe this industrial experience as an invaluable part of their degree and one which stands them in good stead for their future careers.

  • Qualification
    Master of Chemistry (Hons)/MChem (H)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Leeds
  • Qualification
    Master of Chemistry (Hons)/MChem (H)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Leeds