Science, also known as the Natural Sciences to differentiate it from Medical Sciences and Social Sciences, mainly focuses on Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, but also includes subjects such as Astronomy.
Your course will help you gain a deeper understanding of the natural world, and sometimes human body, by looking at the chemical, mathematical, geological, physical, and environmental aspects of the world.
The career prospects for Science graduates are many and varied, so you won’t find yourself stuck in a lab, unless that’s what you want to do!
Subjects that fall into the Science group include:
If you have an interest in the natural world and you want to understand how it works on a deeper level, then a degree in one of the Science subjects could be right for you.
Many universities will also offer joint degree options so that you can combine your Science degree with another subject. For example, you might want to study two of the Science subjects or combine it with something else entirely to keep your options open after graduation.
Of course your exact career options depend entirely on the specific degree that you take, but Science graduates can look forward to various career paths that will use the skills, knowledge, and experience you’ve gained to your full potential.
Common career options for Science graduates include:
The truth is, you could work in any industry from agriculture to biotechnology, aerospace and defence. There are as many specialisms as there are career paths available, so the world is your oyster with a Science degree.
Your degree will give you plenty of lab experience and you’ll be well used to conducting experiments and analysing large amounts of data.
However, you’ll also have many transferrable skills which will make you valuable to potential employers in any industry.
These transferrable skills include:
There are multiple industries where your skills can be of use, not just in the science sector, so you never need to worry that your career options are limited.
Universities all over the UK offer some or all of the Science subjects as undergraduate degree options.
These universities include: