The health focus of the course is a growth area of interest to academic, private and public sectors.
Experience in the area of integrated and translational physiology is required by an increasing number of research groups in both academia and private sector, indicating good employment prospects for graduates in those sectors.
The health and exercise sector may also provide opportunities for employment for graduates. Furthermore, it should be pointed out that integrated physiology is a priority area for postgraduate training support by UK Research Councils and charities.
Given the demand for high quality candidates to enter PhD training schemes in Nottingham (and elsewhere in UK), it is anticipated that a high proportion of the students will progress to study for a PhD degree, with the intention to build a network of potential leaders in translational physiology for the future.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 90% of postgraduates from the School of Life Sciences taught courses and research courses who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £23,717 with the highest being £40,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.