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