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While a good number of students commit to scientific careers, in areas as diverse as agriculture, animal health consumer goods, conservation, epidemiology, food, informatics and many more.

Many decide to look at jobs outside of science and enter a diverse range of roles ranging from law, finance, public relations, teaching and charity work. Biologists are found to be working in a variety of industries and sectors. In order to pursue some careers you may have to undertake further study and develop specialist skills and knowledge.

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What job roles and companies have graduates gone into?

Job roles

  • Area Retail Manager
  • Data Engineer
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant

Companies

  • Abcam
  • Aldi
  • Eurofins
  • Kubrick Group
  • Local Government
  • MediVet
  • Quality Care Commission
  • Reef Doctor

What further study options have graduates gone on to?

A wide range of postgraduate degree programmes have been undertaken by recent students such as

  • Gradaute Entry to Nursing
  • Graduate Entry to Medicine
  • Global Development
  • Ecological Applications
  • Parasitology
  • Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • PGCE

PhDs undertaken included:

  • Microbiology
  • BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
 

How can I use LinkedIn?

Graduate destinations such as those noted above do not necessarily provide a complete picture of what students go on to do with their lives and careers.

LinkedIn can be very useful to track how careers have developed over time. You can also find out where former students work, what they do and how they got there. This information can be useful to
you when making decisions about your career, networking and taking the important next step after graduation.

Getting started with LinkedIn

What skills will I gain during my degree?

In addition to your subject knowledge, your biology degree and extracurricular activity equips you with key skills sought by employers in all sectors and industries.

Here are just a few of the skills you will develop on your course:

  • written and verbal
  • research
  • data analysis and interpretation
  • problem-solving
  • time and personal management
  • presentation
  • data handling
  • statistics and project management
 

Explore more...

There are many places to look for information and listed below are some that we think you might find useful. It is not exhaustive and no doubt your own research will lead you to other websites.

 

 

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