The British Neuroscience Association indicates that neuroscientists are working in: research, clinical sciences, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry, medical devices industry, contract research organisations, regulatory affairs,policy and research administration, publishing and the media.
Neuroscientists work in diverse roles ranging from mental health,dementia, traumatic brain injury, brain tumours, spinal cord injury,stroke, marketing, law, retail and the media.
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From our destinations surveys, here are some examples of roles and companies our neuroscience graduates have moved on to.
A wide range of postgraduate degree programmes (masters and PhDs) have been undertaken by recent students such as:
Most of the above opportunities were undertaken at:
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 planning, networkingand taking the important next step on graduation.
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In addition to your subject knowledge, your neuroscience degree and extracurricular activity equips you with key skills sought byemployers in all sectors and industries.
Here are just a few of the skills developed on your course:
There are many places to look for information and listed below are some that we think you will find useful. It is not exhaustive and no doubt your own research will lead you to other websites.
Alzheimer’s Research UKAssociation of British Pharmaceutical Industry - lists major companies in the UKBritish Neuroscience Association - for all things neuroscienceBritish Pharmacological Society -for careers advice and networking opportunitiesCareers in medical technologyCareers beyond the lab including science communicationsCareers in the pharmaceutical industry
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