If you love science you should consider studying it at university; there are some truly great reasons to choose a science degree. Even if you don’t want to be a scientist, a science degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market. Plus, a degree in science or engineering will offer you everything you want from your time at university, and much more.
Because you love it!
It’s a no-brainer that students do best in subjects they enjoy. If you already love science, sticking with something you like could seriously improve your chances of graduating with a first class degree. And then you can use your degree in science to go into a huge range of different jobs.
If you love to travel
Scientists often find themselves in some of the most exotic places in the world. Love astronomy? Well, telescopes need dark skies – Australia, the Canaries and Chile are best. And ecologists can’t research lemurs without going to Madagascar. Why work in an office or settle for the 9-5 rat race, when you could travel the globe? Plus, you get to stimulate your brain, meet other like-minded people and maybe even change the world.
Even if you don’t want to be a scientist
Science graduates are highly employable in a wide range of non-science careers, especially where high levels of numeracy are needed. People who have studied science subjects are employed in:
- sales, marketing and advertising
- management in commerce, industry or the public sector
- business and finance
- the health service
- the army
- the media
… amongst many others.
If you want to study a new subject
Science at university isn’t just biology, chemistry and physics: there are hundreds of different science and engineering-based degrees in the UK. Everything from genetics, materials science, oceanography, biomedical engineering, astronomy, psychology, biotechnology, microbiology, forensic science, zoology and everything else in-between
Much more than just a degree
On top of all of this, you’ll also meet like-minded people on your course and you’ll make best friends for life by living in halls of residence with other students. You’ll get to try new and exciting experiences, like travelling to different countries, meet people from all sorts of different backgrounds and be given loads of opportunities to try things you’ve never done before!