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    Hi, I was wondering what careers pathways you could go into with a chemistry degree?
    I am looking into doing a chemistry degree as the career prospects well paid or would a chemical engineering degree or biochemistry be a better option?

    The a-levels I am defiantly doing are maths, chemistry & biology so have a fourth to play with


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    (Original post by Peace&Love)
    Hi, I was wondering what careers pathways you could go into with a chemistry degree?
    I am looking into doing a chemistry degree as the career prospects well paid or would a chemical engineering degree or biochemistry be a better option?

    The a-levels I am defiantly doing are maths, chemistry & biology so have a fourth to play with


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    The transferable skills you learn by doing a chemistry degree will be useful for many careers. Most graduate schemes simply ask for a 2.1 or higher in any degree so there will be many options open to you with a chemistry degree

    That said, you should still choose the subject you prefer and think you would do best in. People who choose a subject they enjoy as opposed to one they think will get them a good job will perform much better and will be more likely to get a better grade

    So, in short choose the subject you think you would prefer, not the one you think would have better career prospects
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    (Original post by Peace&Love)
    Hi, I was wondering what careers pathways you could go into with a chemistry degree?
    I am looking into doing a chemistry degree as the career prospects well paid or would a chemical engineering degree or biochemistry be a better option?

    The a-levels I am defiantly doing are maths, chemistry & biology so have a fourth to play with


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    Hello :-)
    My chemistry buddies and I are all graduating in July.
    Some are going onto an MSc, teaching, industrial internships/placements, and lots are going into various non-science graduate schemes.
    The transferable skills part is completely true. STEM subjects create analytical thinkers with great communication and problem solving skills :cool:

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    Hello :-)
    My chemistry buddies and I are all graduating in July.
    Some are going onto an MSc, teaching, industrial internships/placements, and lots are going into various non-science graduate schemes.
    The transferable skills part is completely true. STEM subjects create analytical thinkers with great communication and problem solving skills :cool:

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    Just out of interest, are you or any of your friends looking to do a masters in Intellectual Property Law?

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    (Original post by Chohan)
    Just out of interest, are you or any of your friends looking to do a masters in Intellectual Property Law?

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    No :-)

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    There are lots of different routes, in the science industry such as working for Defence Science and Technology labs, Unilever etc; graduate schemes for general jobs look highly at science graduates; teaching; further education such as medicine or law conversions - again science graduates are always looked at highly.


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    Ah

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you looking to do in terms of jobs?
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    (Original post by edchem)
    There are lots of different routes, in the science industry such as working for Defence Science and Technology labs, Unilever etc; graduate schemes for general jobs look highly at science graduates; teaching; further education such as medicine or law conversions - again science graduates are always looked at highly.


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    Agreed,

    I'm assuming you are studying or have studied Chemistry at university? How was it and what was included? Where did you study it?

    I am interested in possibly pursuing one and would just like some background knowledge from people who have had first hand experience

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    Currently studying a chemistry degree at University of Birmingham - Absolutely love it, and find it very interesting. Planning on doing teaching afterwards. My course is 1/4-1/3 labs and the rest clearly pure elements of chemistry alongside some optionally modules. I hope that answered all your questions. I can understand thinking about whether to do chem or chemeng, and I think it depends entirely on your own thoughts, I'd say for my uni the courses are very separate but other unis (such as aston) the courses overlap.

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    (Original post by Chohan)
    Ah

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you looking to do in terms of jobs?
    I have a conditional offer for secondary science (chemistry) :-) I have a few other teacher friends, lots are doing masters in various subjects, 2 are going to Dubai to work in forensics, a few are going into property development, one is going in the army as an officer... And a few don't know what they want to do still :-)

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    Where do you have an offer? Hoe much experience did you get in a school prior to applying and was it difficult to get a place?

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    (Original post by Billton)
    I have a conditional offer for secondary science (chemistry) :-) I have a few other teacher friends, lots are doing masters in various subjects, 2 are going to Dubai to work in forensics, a few are going into property development, one is going in the army as an officer... And a few don't know what they want to do still :-)

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    Ah sounds good!

    If I was to do Chemistry, I would probably go onto doing a MSc in Petroleum Engineering or a Masters in Intellectual Property Law

    Good luck with whatever you do.
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    (Original post by edchem)
    Where do you have an offer? Hoe much experience did you get in a school prior to applying and was it difficult to get a place?

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    My offer is for hull, I got a placement in a secondary school covering 6 weeks and the application process, interviews and preparation was very competitive.

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