Accessibility statement


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. To find out more about the careers our graduates have gone on to, take a look at our alumni profiles

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.

Careers and Placements

The central Careers Service provides support and advice throughout your time at University and after you graduate. They can help you to polish up your CV and interview skills and introduce you to prospective employers.


Generation research

The Department of Biology and its collaborators offer students exciting opportunities to work with technical staff and researchers. Are you thinking about a career in science and want to gain some experience over the Summer vacation or pursue a postgraduate research degree?

See more information on our GenerationResearch webpage.