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Chemistry - Graduate skills and career opportunities

A chemistry degree combines specialist practical training with analytical, problem-solving and presentation skills and is excellent preparation for graduates considering a diverse range of career paths. Trinity’s chemistry graduates are highly sought after by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and graduates have worked in companies such as Henkel, Pfizer, Glaxo-Smith-Kline and Bristol Meyers Squib. Patent offices, government advisory and information services, libraries, public analytical laboratories, schools and third-level institutes also employ our chemists. Our graduates can also pursue postgraduate degrees either in the School of Chemistry or in other world-class research institutes.

Chemistry with Molecular Modelling - Graduate skills and career opportunities

A chemistry degree combines specialist practical training with analytical, problem-solving and presentation skills and is excellent preparation for graduates considering a diverse range of career paths. Our graduates can pursue postgraduate degrees either in the School of Chemistry or in other world-class research institutions. Trinity’s chemistry graduates are highly sought after by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which contribute some 20% to Ireland’s exports.

Former graduates of Trinity Chemistry are working in companies such as Henkel, Pfizer, Glaxo-Smith-Kline and Bristol Meyers Squib. Patent offices, government advisory and information services, libraries, public analytical laboratories, schools and third-level institutions also employ our chemists.

Other successful routes our graduates have taken in the past include careers in business and the financial services sectors and in management. In addition, the specially developed computational skills make graduates an attractive prospect for employers both within computing environments and in other professions. Examples of industries where people are employed directly in scientific computing/modelling include: pharmaceutical (computational drug design), chemical (developing catalysts), materials chemistry (semi-conductors/magnetic materials), financial services and meteorology.

Medicinal Chemistry - Graduate skills and career opportunities

As with graduates in other branches of chemistry, the skills acquired during this degree programme will make you highly attractive to employers in a wide variety of areas. In addition to the pharmaceutical industry itself, business, finance, administration and teaching are all possibilities that are open to you as a Medicinal Chemistry graduate. Former graduates of this course are working in companies such as Pfizer, Abbot, GlaxoSmithKline, Servier, and Deloitte and Touche.

Medicinal Chemistry would serve as an excellent primary degree for a graduate course in medicine. Our graduates can also pursue postgraduate degrees either in the School of Chemistry or in other world-class research institutions.

Nanoscience - Graduate skills and career opportunities

The Nanoscience degree is recognised by the Institute of Physics, which is the professional body for physicists in Ireland and the UK. This degree will provide graduates with a flexible qualification for employment in cutting-edge high technology industries such as the semiconductor, polymer and optical industries. Our graduates will be strongly sought after in the knowledge economy, where their interdisciplinary training in physics and chemistry will give them a clear edge in solving practical problems in high-tech industry. There are also opportunities to carry out postgraduate study in nanoscience, a key research area in Trinity itself with world-class facilities in CRANN (www.crann.tcd.ie). Graduates of the course are now working in a range of fields, including multinationals such as Intel, indigenous start-ups and in further academic research.