Graduates can expect to move into a range of scientific careers, particularly with global pharmaceutical companies and pharmaceutical SMEs. Strong industrial links to the course will further enhance students’ employability.
The MSc also provides a strong grounding for students subsequently wishing to study for a PhD in a related subject area.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 100% of postgraduates from the School of Pharmacy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,562 with the highest being £39,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia. Once you have graduated, you will have access to our careers service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.