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About Science

When you study a science degree, you’ll have plenty of options when you graduate. Your specialist knowledge can be applied in lots of different areas, so that when you’re deciding what you want to do, you can be as ambitious and imaginative as you like.

You could end up helping to make better smartphones, developing new treatments for disease, or working to keep complex databases secure.

Where do science graduates work?

Science graduates are logical, creative thinkers, great problem solvers and project managers, confident communicators and enthusiastic team players whose skills allow them to work in a wide range of professions.

Find out more about career opportunities with a science degree:

Before you apply

There’s a lot to think about when you’re applying to university – here’s some tips on what you should be doing and when.

What next?

  • June

    • Choose your A-level subjects - most chemistry, maths and physics degrees require an A-level in that subject, and sometimes a second science too, while engineering degrees usually require A-level maths and a science subject.
    • January - April

      • Start thinking about which university and what degree course you're interested in.

      • Book on a science and engineering experience event – check out our University Options day or maybe enrol on a Headstart Summer School, which are run at universities across the UK.

      • Book on university open days

    • June - July

      • Summer is the time to investigate options - Think about the courses and universities you're interested in and check online prospectuses for course info and entry requirements.

      • Find out what jobs you can get with different degrees - check out what our science and engineering graduates are doing now for some ideas.

      • Go to university open days. Most unis hold these in July.

    • August

      • AS Results.

      • Decide which subjects to take through to A2. Many courses asked for maths to A2 and mechanics modules are useful for engineering.

    • October - December

      • Write your personal statement. See the UCAS website for tips.

      • Don't forget to check the UCAS website for deadlines.

      • Send UCAS application.
    • January - April

      • Universities that make you an offer may also invite you to visit. Even if you've been to an open day already it's a good idea to go along and find out more about each department you've applied to before picking a firm choice university.