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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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What careers and companies have graduates gone into?

From our destinations surveys, here are some examples of roles and companies our neuroscience graduates have moved on to.

Roles entered:

  • Account manager
  • Clinical trial assistant
  • Document specialist
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Marketing assistant
  • Pharmacovigilance scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Retail banking graduate
  • Scientific translator
  • Trainee accountant

Companies joined

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Clinimed
  • Deloitte
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Lonza Biologics
  • MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
  • Police
  • Public Health England
  • Roche
  • Takeda
  • Thomson Reuters

What further study options have graduates gone on to?

A wide range of postgraduate degree programmes (masters and PhDs) have been undertaken by recent students such as:

  • appetite
  • biomedical sciences
  • clinical imaging
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • energy balance and metabolism
  • hearing research
  • medicine
  • molecular pharmacology and drug discovery
  • neuroscience
  • neurotechnology
  • physiotherapy
  • psychology conversion
  • tissue life

Most of the above opportunities were undertaken at:

  • University of Nottingham
  • Kings College London
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London
  • University of Newcastle
  • The University of Bristol.
 

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 planning, networking
and taking the important next step on graduation.

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What skills will I gain during my degree?

In addition to your subject knowledge, your neuroscience 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 developed on your course:

  • written and verbal skills
  • research
  • data analysis and interpretation skills,
  • problem-solving
  • time and personal management
  • presentation
  • data handling
  • statistical
  • project management.
 

Explore more...

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.

 

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