University of Leicester eBulletin

New Chemistry Courses at University of Leicester

October 2002
No 232

The University of Leicester is to launch courses in two popular fields of modern Chemistry, both increasingly relevant to the modern world.

The two undergraduate degree courses to be run by the Chemistry Department at Leicester are in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemistry with Forensic Science. Both will start in 2003.

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Degree course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and covers not only fundamental chemistry, but also relevant aspects of biochemistry, disease action and drug behaviour. Modules have been designed to cover all aspects of pharmaceutical drug development from target selection through drug discovery and optimisation to clinical trials and marketing.

The Chemistry with Forensic Science degree programme will provide an excellent grounding in Chemistry, an overview of Forensic Science and specialist knowledge in analytical chemistry. Students will learn about the procedures of forensic investigation from collection of evidence through to trial with emphasis on what constitutes valid evidence and the importance of experimental techniques.

Admissions Tutor, Dr Paul Jenkins said I am sure that these will be very popular degree courses given their importance in modern society. The role that the University of Leicester has played in the development of both of these subjects will make us a natural choice with prospective students.  

NOTE TO EDITORS:   For more information please contact Dr Paul Jenkins, Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, Tel: 0116 252 2124, Fax: 0116 252 3789, email:

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