School of Biosciences

Careers success

Unlock your potential in the School of Biosciences

A biosciences degree from Nottingham provides a strong foundation for those who want to pursue a scientific career, but equally equips students with transferable skills and knowledge, allowing them to compete for positions across a broad range of professional fields.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • research institutes
  • agriculture and the food supply chain
  • National Health Service
  • government bodies, finance and the legal sector
  • publishing and the media
  • retail and hospitality

Official careers statistics

Every year figures are collected from graduates which contribute to the University’s official return to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), recording a snapshot of graduates’ activity six months after graduation.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,000 with the highest being £30,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Careers and Employability Service

The University Careers and Employability Service will help you explore your options for your future. 

  • Access a year-round programme of workshops, talks, employer presentations and short courses. 
  • The team will support you as you build your CV, search for jobs, prepare applications, practise your interview technique and much more.

From our students

"I am the site specialist for food safety and my role is to ensure that the bread we're making is safe to eat and of the highest quality. My day job ranges from conducting audits or updating site procedures to being in the factory playing with the dough to figure out why our bread hasn't risen!"

Nattakan Pinyopat
Food Safety Manager, Warburtons Limited


School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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