School of Chemistry

Career prospects

Chemistry contributes to almost every object that we encounter in our daily lives. Many of our graduates find employment in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which are the largest employers of scientists in the UK.

  • Our graduates' median earnings are higher than UK average
  • Over 94% of our graduates go on to employment or further study within 6 months of graduating

As well as gaining knowledge about different aspects of chemistry, you will also pick up a number of valuable skills, for example:

  • Problem-solving
  • Data analysis
  • Numeracy skills
  • Computing
  • Time management

Studying chemistry offers an array of employment opportunities:

  • Patent Attorney
  • Science Writer
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • University Lecturer
  • University Researcher
  • Vet
  • Journalist
  • Biochemist
  • Accountant
  • Food Scientist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Teacher
  • Nuclear Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Consultant
  • Forensic Image Specialist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Crystallographers
  • Crime Scene Examiner
  • Scenes of Crime Officer
  • Formulation Chemist
  • Colour Chemist
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Process Chemist
  • Drug Designer
  • Marine Chemist
  • Petroleum Chemist

Find out more about some of our recent graduates.

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