RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences



Chemistry Courses and Careers

The Royal Society of Chemistry has a wealth of information for students, teachers and parents about the study and career options available in the chemical sciences. From choosing which subjects to study or deciding on university courses, to work experience and careers beyond, the RSC can help inform your decision.

Information on Chemistry Courses

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Which course should I choose?

Our tips and FAQs on how to choose the right chemical science course


Student Finance

All you need to know about the cost of going to university and where to get financial help


Accredited Degree Programmes

The Royal Society of Chemistry accredits degrees as satisfying the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist (CChem)


Part-time & Distance Learning Courses

Institutions offering part-time or distance learning courses


Parents' Guide

A guide for parents whose children are thinking about studying chemistry at university

Careers and Work Experience

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Chemical Science Careers

Publications and profiles to help you make informed decisions about careers available for chemical scientists

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Taking a Gap Year

It's increasingly common for students to take a year out between school and university, but what are the implications?

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Industrial Experience

Work experience, industrial placements and more

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FAQs - Careers

Your careers questions answered.


Resources for learning and teaching chemistry

Learn Chemistry

Your single route to access hundreds of high quality chemistry resources

Engage with the RSC


The Royal Society of Chemistry network for 14-18 year olds studying chemistry

Contact and Further Information

Education Department
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: 01223 432221