Study options

There are many different qualifications and routes you can take to become a professional chemical scientist and have a successful career in chemistry


Options at 16

Your options at 16

Includes studying part-time and variations across the UK


Choosing your options at 14

What to think about when choosing your subjects at 14, summary of the courses available and ideas on where to get help


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Options for higher education

Study chemistry and build valuable skills for your career – find out more about choosing a higher education qualification


Earn while you learn

Understand the benefits of work-based qualifications, what you could be doing as an apprentice and how to apply.


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    Routes into university

    Explanation of the general entry requirements to study chemistry at university and what you can do if you do not have the necessary qualifications.

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    What chemistry course?

    Outline of the different types of university chemistry courses available with help on how to choose a degree that will suit you.

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    Choosing a university

    Ideas on what to consider when you are choosing a university to study chemistry.

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    Should I take a gap year?

    Ideas on what you can do, what you can gain and what to consider when thinking about taking a gap year.

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    How to pay for university

    Find out how much university is likely to cost, where to apply for student finance and ideas on additional sources of income.

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    Accredited chemistry degrees

    More than 360 degree programmes at over 60 universities are currently accredited by our well-established and respected accreditation system.