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What good careers can you go into after studying natural sciences at degree level? Is it a worthwhile degree?
Original post by asanizz
What good careers can you go into after studying natural sciences at degree level? Is it a worthwhile degree?


Hi!

I am currently studying a natural sciences degree at Lancaster University. So far I've found my degree to be extremely worthwhile as it's allowed me to pursue my interests at the intersection of different subjects whilst learning a variety of skills. For example, I've been able to apply the numerical problem solving skills I've gained in physics to issues in environmental science such as climate change and pollutant dispersion.

In terms of employment after university, employers are increasingly looking for people who can help to tackle interdisciplinary global challenges. Across a natural sciences degree you'll gain numerical, practical and analytical skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers, whether that's in scientific research, data science, consulting, engineering, science communication or any other careers. I've added a link to the Lancaster University natural sciences page so that you can see some examples of possible careers after a natural sciences degree: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/natural-sciences-bsc-hons-gfc0/2024/#careers

It's worth checking that any natural sciences degrees you're looking at are accredited by the society for natural sciences (https://www.socnatsci.org/accredited-courses/), as this will ensure that you learn sufficient numerical and practical skills during your degree to prepare you to enter the workplace or to complete further studies.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you have any other questions,
Becky
(Lancaster University Student Ambassador)
(edited 10 months ago)

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