Chemistry is a vibrant and exciting subject. It is involved in everything around us - from the making of new materials to understanding biological systems, from the food we eat to the medicines which keep us healthy, and from the quality of the water we drink to keeping the air we breathe pure.
The chemical and allied industries – fuels, pharmaceuticals, fragrances – are the most important manufacturing industries to the UK economy, recording trade surpluses of more than £4 billion each year. The industries employ large numbers of chemists in research, development, sales, marketing and management. The intellectual training obtained in studying for a degree in Chemistry is also ideal for a career in areas not directly related to chemical sciences.