Extraordinary science and technology careers

Advances in science and technology can achieve incredible things, moving our understanding of the universe forward whilst finding new ways for us to thrive in it. Many of those discoveries are made right here in the UK, and many more careers in science or technology are launched here too. We have three of the world’s top ten universities for science, and the expertise and learning environments on offer throughout the UK will help get your imagination firing on all cylinders.

If you’re excited by the extraordinary things you could achieve with a science and technology career, you’ll find the best possible starting point in the UK.

Home of great discoveries

The UK has a special place in the history of science. From Isaac Newton to Charles Darwin, Rosalind Franklin and Stephen Hawking, we’ve been globally recognised for our discoveries since the very earliest days of science. We’ve also been one of the most innovative countries in the world in applying discoveries to every aspect of our lives, pioneering new ideas and technologies from the factory to the home.

It is no surprise then that our research is world-leading. We produce the third highest amount of scientific research in the world, in fact 91 Nobel Prize-winners have been British over the years, and many others have chosen to study here. Our universities are currently home to plenty of future candidates. Who knows, maybe you could be one of them.

What to expect

Our universities’ science and technology facilities offer students a state-of-the-art setting to expand their understanding and apply new skills. Studying under our friendly, expert teachers also means learning how to think differently – applying historical knowledge whilst also thinking creatively to solve problems in entirely new ways. There are so many discoveries waiting to be made, and you’ll have the best possible chance of making them – and turning them into useful technologies – in the UK. 


A Biology degree from the UK is the perfect preparation for entering a range of fields, from medicine and pharmacology to zoology, ecology or biotechnology. From supporting the natural world, to fighting crime, you’ll learn the core scientific principles that you will rely on every day, as well as how to apply them in a versatile way.  

Search over 2,000 biology undergraduate courses on UCAS

Search over 700 postgraduate biology courses on Prospects


Chemists are in demand in settings all over the world, especially those with a degree from the UK. Your knowledge of substances and reactions can be used in everything from nanotechnology and forensic science to food technology or science-based journalism. Wherever your passion leads you, you can be sure you have the tools you need to succeed. 

Search over 1,000 undergraduate chemistry courses on UCAS

Search almost 300 postgraduate chemistry courses on Prospects


Studying Physics means getting to grips with the universe, unravelling what makes it work from the largest subject matter to the very smallest. Whether you’re interested in the theoretical and mathematical applications, the use of physics beyond our planet through geophysics or astrophysics, or practical methods of generating power such as solar or nuclear energy, you’ll find teachers and students driven by the very same passions here in the UK. 

Search over 1,000 undergraduate physics courses on UCAS

Search over 400 postgraduate physics courses on Prospects


If your talents lie in the application of discoveries in new technologies, then you’ll find a wide array of career choices opening up when you study here. Our graduates go on to all kinds of specialisms, from IT and robotics to aeronautics and engineering, within universities that have close working relationships between scientific and technology specialists. So if you want to study at the cutting edge, and help define it throughout your career, you’ll find the best possible inspiration in the UK. 

Search over 5,000 undergraduate engineering courses on UCAS

Search over 1,800 postgraduate engineering courses on Prospects

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