Medicinal chemistry has had a monumental impact on the landscape of society today. It’s the hundreds of years of research and development undergone by medicinal chemists all over the world which have revolutionised modern medicines, creating innovations in everything from pain relief to cancer treatments. Without these ongoing discoveries, our world would be a very different place — and it’s no surprise why the field of medicinal chemistry is highly sought after across a variety of industries worldwide. Studying medicinal chemistry at Leeds will enable you to delve into the fundamental concepts and new practices used by modern chemists, taught by academics who are leaders in their fields. This will give you the key knowledge and experience you need to begin your career in this highly valued profession and make a real impact across the globe. As part of this programme, you’ll spend your third year working in a paid industrial placement within a chemistry-based setting. Here, you’ll gain a unique insight into working in this sector whilst building industry contacts and developing the experience you’ll need to stand out to employers when you graduate. Here at Leeds, this accredited course will provide you with widely transferable skills in areas like teamwork and data analysis and the unique opportunity to get involved in real-world research happening in the University. Practical work features heavily in this course. As such, you’ll have access to a range of facilities right here on campus including specialist teaching laboratories and research facilities with the latest equipment for synthetic, physical and analytical chemistry to ensure you have the best grounding to head out into your professional career. Why study at Leeds:
- This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
- Our School’s globally-renowned research feeds directly into your course, shaping what you learn with the latest thinking in areas like sustainable and digital chemistry, materials chemistry and atmospheric chemistry to drug design.
- Experience expert teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers who specialise in a variety of chemistry disciplines.
- Access specialist facilities throughout your degree, including computer clusters and teaching laboratories that give you an industry-standard environment to perform experiments and conduct project work.
- Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate with a paid industrial work placement in third year. Our close industry links have given previous students the chance to work at — and build professional relationships with — organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever and AkzoNobel.
- Contribute to the community by undertaking community projects or a teaching placement in a local school.
- Our highly flexible chemistry programmes enable you to transfer to other chemistry courses at the end of your first year.
- Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our student society ChemSoc where you can meet more of your peers, enjoy social events, join the football or netball team and attend careers events.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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GCSE: English Language grade C/4 and Mathematics grade B/6.
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IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any one component.
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