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Study options

Learn more about your options for studying chemistry.

Whether choosing which subjects and courses to study, deciding on a university course, or vocational training, we can help you to make your decisions. The Royal Society of Chemistry has a wealth of information for students, teachers and parents about the qualifications available in chemistry and related subjects.

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

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Whatever stage of your studies you are currently at we have information which can help you take the next step

How do you choose your options at 14?

What choices do you have at 16?

At 18 you can choose between going to University or continuing to earn money while you learn through further vocational training.

Whichever route is right for you there is support available from the Royal Society of Chemistry.