Careers

Around 70% of our graduates go on to study for a higher degree or pursue a scientific career.

Employment opportunities are diverse, ranging from biological and biomedical research and development, to careers in science communication, the health service, forensic science, environmental health and wildlife conservation. Our graduates are not confined to science-related careers, and a significant number enter jobs within finance, public and private sector management, social and health service work, the media and law.

Distribution of graduate careers

Career destinations pie-chart

Skills development

Our programmes equip you with knowledge and practical skills within the biological sciences, and develop a number of other widely applicable scientific abilities and skills sought after by prospective employers. Additional skills and personal qualities are also developed through active participation in other aspects of departmental and campus life.

 

Useful links

More detailed information at the Biology careers pages

The University Careers Service

The Careers Service provides support and advice throughout your time at University and after you graduate. In your final year they help you to polish up your CV and interview skills, and introduce you to prospective employers.