MSc Chemistry / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Why a career in Chemistry? 

Chemistry underpins every aspect of our modern lives, from the medicines, materials and fuels we use daily, all the way through to the agrochemicals that provide us with the food that sustains our society. 

This MSc course provides graduates with a strong grounding in the knowledge of these key chemical processes, as well as both the transferrable and specific skills needed for careers that span many fields. 

Our graduates therefore have excellent employment prospects, and have gone on to become: 

  • Directors; 

  • Researchers;

  • Research Scientists
  • Chemists.

And our graduates have secured roles in organisations such as: 

  • Unilever Research; 

  • GlaxoSmithKline; 

  • Astro Zeneca; 

  • University of Oxford; 

  • ICI Pharmaceuticals. 

Many of our master’s students also progress to PhD study. Several of our PhD graduates have taken up postdoctoral research positions in the UK or overseas, others have chosen careers in academia or moved into industry.