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what are the job prospects for a natural sciences course e.g. camrbidge exeter bath.

Looking to apply but worried about after uni compared to engineering jobs
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Which subjects would you take within the natural sciences course?
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`First year i would be quite broad and then probably specialise towards more physics and maybe biophsysics or chemical physics

at cambridge it is really flexible but not sure about others
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`First year i would be quite broad and then probably specialise towards more physics and maybe biophsysics or chemical physics

at cambridge it is really flexible but not sure about others
Cool - not as applicable to as many specific jobs as a lot of engineering courses but very much applied maths options which should give you valuable skills to help with job hunting.
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What are you studying? thing is engineering jobs arent even that well paid
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What are you studying? thing is engineering jobs arent even that well paid
I work - I'm a Chartered Accountant. I'd disagree about engineering salaries - on any survey they are pretty good. The average graduate salary (say at 5 years, 10 years, 20 years experience) is way lower than many people think.
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what did you study? what do you think engineering, med or natural sciences is best then
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what did you study? what do you think engineering, med or natural sciences is best then
I did an unrelated humanities type degree. For future employability I think any stats show that medicine graduates have the highest average pay for the subject (some economics, computer science and law courses at the very top few universities will average a higher figure). From recollection engineering and maths courses also see great outcomes for their graduates.

In general (outside of medicine) my guess is that graduates of notably numerate degrees do better than others on average - its a hard skill to pick up outside of formal education and has lots of applications.

This might be worth reading: https://www.economist.com/britain/20...duate-salaries

Some caution required as it focuses on salaries 5 year after graduation - which is still very early in a career. In particular students on good science courses who go on to do phds will tend to have pretty low salaries at that point so sciences may seem less well paid than real life experience.
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Hi,

what are the job prospects for a natural sciences course e.g. camrbidge exeter bath.

Looking to apply but worried about after uni compared to engineering jobs
Hi there,

The job prospects for a NatSci student are huge. Being that it is an interdisciplinary degree (and, at universities like Bath, is essentially a joint honours of 2 sciences) you will have a lot of doors open to you. A lot of students pursue either a postgraduate degree or a job related to their sciences. Other graduates go into business, finance, marketing etc. as the skills required for these careers are gained from a NatSci degree. You can find more detailed info about our graduate prospects here.

With regards to engineering jobs, it really depends on what you specifically want to do and what modules you chose within NatSci. NatSci degrees vary a fair amount at different universities. At Bath, there wouldn't be any traditional engineering (i.e. mechanical or electrical engineering) within the modules. However, there are modules related to other forms of engineering (chemical, genetic etc.) within the other modules, such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics and biology. You can find more detailed info on our NatSci modules here. If you are wanting to pursue a career in traditional engineering, then a degree like MechEng may be more suitable for you. If you are looking at other forms of engineering, then NatSci would be a brilliant degree as you gain a wide range of knowledge and skills to an amazing depth.

I hope this has helped, and please let me know if you have more questions,
Jessica, a third year Natural Sciences student
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