The course emphasises the key skills required in this specialised area of science including computing and statistical skills, data collection, communication skills, time management, organisational and team-working skills. Kingston University's links with industry provide a practical base for our courses (and complements the practical elements of the curriculum) which is also relevant to professional placement. They also help us to ensure the programme is kept up-to-date and relevant to the workplace. Students choosing the 'with management studies' pathway will gain an insight into how the business world operates and introduces marketing concepts and people management skills. This will give students specialised knowledge of the techniques and applications relating to medicinal chemistry while building awareness of management in different business/organisational contexts and developing the analytical skills for management decision making.