What can I do with my Chemistry degree?

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This is a question we are frequently asked by applicants and the best way to answer it is to provide some examples of what our previous students have gone on to do.

In the last three years our graduates have used their degrees to find employment in a wide range of chemical and related industries; their roles have included:

  • Industrial Chemist
  • Medical Chemist
  • Product Development Technician
  • Experimental Chemist
  • Process Development Technician
  • Analytical Development Scientist
  • Green Chemistry Research Technician
  • Clinical Trials Scientist
  • Chemist and Environmental Engineer
  • Research Associate
  • Technical Co-ordinator
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Operations and Technical Assistant Analyst
  • Developmental Technologist
  • Analytical Scientist
  • Carbon Nanotube Technician
  • Chemistry Teacher

A significant number of our graduates have also used their degree to enter careers in different areas including:

  • Finance
  • Sales and Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Arts
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Social/Welfare Professions

The links below show you what just a few of our graduates are doing now. We have deliberately chosen people at different stages of their careers and in a variety of different roles to illustrate what a Chemistry degree from Newcastle can do for you, both now and in the future.

How we help our Graduates

The University has very good links with employers. Many companies visit the University to give presentations, attend job fairs and carry out interviews, and some of them are specifically targeting chemists. To find out more about how the University's award-winning Careers Service can help you make the most of your time in Newcastle and prepare you for life after graduation, go to: www.ncl.ac.uk/careers