Careers and professional development


Careers advice and support

You’re entitled to use the wide range of services offered by the University’s Careers Centre who provide a range of help and advice to assist you in planning your career and making well-informed decisions along the way.

Our employability team also organises an annual STEM careers fair, which will give you the opportunity to meet over 50 graduate recruiters to gain an insight into graduate jobs. 

Graduate destinations

The range of careers open to you upon completion of your PhD is broad and not limited to academia. Our chemistry doctoral graduates have gone onto to pursue a variety of careers - some of these destinations and job titles are listed here:

  • GlaxoSmithKline - Process Chemist
  • Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems Ltd - Chemist
  • HGF Ltd - Patent Attorney
  • Glaxo Smith Kline - Research Chemist
  • LG Display - Chief Research Engineer
  • DSTL - Senior Scientist
  • Robinson Brothers Ltd - Research Chemist
  • Ministry of Higher Education (Oman) - Assistant Professor
  • Yale University - Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Asahi Photoproducts - Director
  • British Sugar - Laboratory Services Manager
  • F2 Chemicals Ltd - Research Chemist
  • Dotmatics - Senior Application Scientist
  • Lhasa Limited - Senior Scientist
  • University of Manchester - Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • The National Museum in Warsaw - Art Conservation Assistant
  • Settle Middle School - Head of Science