NB: This section is updated periodically. While we can’t ensure every career sector is represented, a good general guide can be found here on the National Careers Service website, with further links.
The Royal Society of Biology has a wide range of resources for careers in biological sciences, including further advice on careers and courses in biology.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has resources on careers relating to chemistry, including this one on career decisions.
Tomorrow’s Engineers have a whole section on engineering careers, including how to gain experience, advice on becoming an engineer, and much more.
English, History, Philosophy
There are many web pages which describe options with Humanities degrees. Here is one for an English degree; you can also look at History and Philosophy.
Remember that most graduate employers are interested in the attributes, behaviours and skills of the graduate as a whole, without specifying what degree has been studied. If you choose to study a subject that you will enjoy, you will find it far easier to do the hard work necessary to get a good degree. All universities have careers services with excellent resources and personal guidance available to help every student maximise their chances of the job or career they want after graduating.
The Royal Geographical Society has a page of careers resources for those interested in geography.
The NHS has an informative website about all aspects of health-related careers. These include Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and many more, as well as wider healthcare careers. See also Medicine, below.
A good place to start is with LawCareers.net. The website includes detailed sections on all aspects of law, but the Beginners’ Guide to a Career in Law is an excellent overview.
These resources from www.stem.org.uk are designed for teachers’ use in classrooms but are freely available and include videos to understand careers in which maths can be useful.
This website from the Medical Schools' Council has up to date information on entry requirements and much more.
Prospects.ac.uk has a useful ‘What Can I Do with My Degree?’ page and specifically for Modern Languages.
The Institute of Physics has some excellent career pages. This resource is good if you have decided you want to study physics at university or if the decision is whether or not take physics at school.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths):
General links to careers in STEM.
Get into Teaching is the government’s gateway for explaining all the different routes for those who are considering teaching as a career.