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Department of Chemistry

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Careers and employability

A chemistry degree gives you a broad range of career options, from research and development at the forefront of science to working in the media.

Manchester has one of, if not, the best careers service, so you can get plenty of help and support when applying for internships and (graduate) jobs

Nisshanth Raj Dharmaraj / 2019 graduate MChem (Hons) Chemistry with International Study

You will gain a skill set that includes interpreting complex information, communicating ideas to a variety of audiences, analysing problems and creating novel solutions; ideal whether you have a firm career plan or not.

With a dedicated careers team in the Department and a University Careers Service among the best in the world, you'll have plenty of help developing skills and exploring your options.

You can also get involved with our outreach activities - inspiring younger generations and adding new expertise to your CV.