Chemistry Careers

Chemicals make up everything so studying chemistry can lead to a career a wide range of industries. From discovering new medicines to improving water quality to working on renewable energy. 

Where Could Chemistry Take You? 

Use our interactive resource to explore the university courses and careers that studying Chemistry at A Level or equivalent could lead to. Click here to download the full resource or explore the text version below. 

Biomedical Sciences explores the human body’s function in health and disease. Biomedical Sciences includes several specialisms which all share a first year: Physiological Sciences, Biomedical Genetics, Biochemistry and Pharmacology.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

Careers

98% of Biomed graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Analytical Chemist
– Clinical Research Assistant
– Finacial Co-ordinator
– Medical Auditor
– Research Assistant
– Science Education Officer

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Chemical Engineering draws upon areas chemistry, physics, maths, biology and economics to efficiently design and create products, materials and transform energy.


– Chemical Engineering requires Maths and Chemistry at A Level (or equivalent)
– In their fourth year students can chose add a specialism: Bioprocess Engineering, Process Control or Sustainable Engineering
– There is an opportunity to do a year in industry or a semester abroad.
– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institute of Measurement Control.

Careers

92% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Chemical Engineer
– Process Engineer
– Control and Instrumentation Engineer
– Manufacturing Graduate
– Research and Development Assistant
– Safety Consultant
– Technology Risk Associate

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Our chemistry degree covers a range of topics including organic, physical, biological and inorganic chemistry. The degree provides students with the professional lab skills needed to work in the sector.

– Chemistry shares a first year with Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry.
– The degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

97% of Chemistry graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Analyst
– Clinical Coder
– Development Technologist
– Laboratory Technician
– Engineer
– Financial Analyst
– Supply Chain Assistant
– Quality Control Manager

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Earth science uncovers the processes that have shaped the structure and development of the Earth. Topics include geology, geochemistry and geomicrobiology.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

96% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their industries Earth Science graduates work in are:

– Oil and Gas
– Mining
– Engineering
– Water Supplies
– Environmental Sector

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This degree provides students with the in-depth knowledge needed to work in the pharmaceutical industry.

– Chemistry shares a first year with Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry.
– The degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

97% of Chemistry graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Product Testing Analyst
– Analytical Chemist
– Site Chemist
– Cosmetic Scientist
– Accountant
– Quality Control Analyst

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Newcastle University’s Medicine programme prepares students for a career as a compassionate, skilled doctor. The course uses modern, innovative integrated case-led teaching with visits to hospitals from year 1 and longer clinical placements from year 3 onwards.

– Opportunity to do a semester abroad & an 8-week elective
– Clinical placements included
– Accredited by the General Medical Council

Careers

100% of Medicine graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Foundation Doctor
– Pediatrician
– Surgeon
– GP
– A&E Doctor
– Consultant 

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Pharmacy focuses on developing your scientific, technical and communication skills to prepare students for a career at the forefront of healthcare and medicine.

– A clinical placement is included in this 4 year degree
– The degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council

Careers

96% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Community Pharmacist
– Hospital Pharmacist
– Industrial Pharmacist
– Process Development Scientist
– Research Scientist
– Toxicologist

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