There are many, many chemistry-related courses you could take, so ensure you research courses thoroughly, and understand the length and content of each option available to you. You can find information on UCAS course search, or on course provider websites, through speaking to admissions tutors, or someone already studying a course.

Whichever chemistry-related course you choose, you’ll have in-depth training on the subject matter, be required to conduct individual study and, of course, you’ll be spending time in the lab.

A degree is not the only route into a career in chemistry. There are also many options for work-based learning, and many providers offer chemistry-related apprenticeships. If you’re not sure university is right for you, but you love chemistry, an apprenticeship or a degree apprenticeship may suit you perfectly. There are opportunities for lab technicians and laboratory scientists – you’ll be applying straight to the company offering the apprenticeship, and competition can be high, so make sure you do your research and get your application in early.

Studying chemistry is likely to involve:

  • laboratory and experimentation work
  • placements and industry experience
  • project, presentation, and group work
  • independent research projects

Studying chemistry will equip you with valuable life skills including reason and logic, communication, presentation, analysis, observation, and many, many more skills which are valued by all job sectors.

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