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Chemistry Degrees

Along with biological sciences and physics, chemistry is one of the three main arms of science. It can be defined as the study of matter – what it’s composed of and its structure, its properties, and how it reacts and changes when exposed to different situations. Read on for more information.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a chemistry degree include:

  • General laboratory skills
  • The ability to analyze complex data sets, and general analytical skills
  • Team working and communication skills
  • An understanding of scientific literature and how to use it
  • Attention to detail
  • Interdisciplinary skills and a framework for the further incorporation of other subjects
  • Initiative and independence
  • Numeracy and technology literacy
  • Presenting findings in written and spoken form, to an acceptable academic standard
  • Framework for lifelong learning