The British Neuroscience Association indicates that neuroscientists are working in:
- clinical sciences
- the pharmaceutical industry
- medical devices industry
- contract research organisations
- regulatory affairs
- policy and research administration,
- publishing and the media
What skills will I gain during my degree?
As well as the skills developed on your course, participation in extracurricular and work experience, organisations large and small are also looking for students to have developed a range of attributes such as the following while at university. What employers seek from candidates is evolving all the time and it is important that you keep up to date with recruitment trends in the career areas that interest you.
- Relationship building
- Influencing online and in person
- Business appropriate communication
- Career management
What are my career options?
From our destinations surveys, here are some examples of roles and companies our neuroscience graduates have moved on to.
- Account manager
- Clinical trial assistant
- Document specialist
- Healthcare scientist
- Laboratory technician
- Marketing assistant
- Pharmacovigilance scientist
- Research scientist
- Retail banking graduate
- Scientific translator
- Trainee accountant
- Cancer Research UK
- Eversheds Sutherland
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Lonza Biologics
- MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
- Public Health England
- Thomson Reuters
Neuroscientist job profile on Prospects
What are my further study options?
A wide range of postgraduate degree programmes (masters and PhDs) have been undertaken by recent students such as:
- biomedical sciences
- clinical imaging
- cognitive neuroscience
- computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics
- electrical and electronic engineering
- energy balance and metabolism
- hearing research
- molecular pharmacology and drug discovery
- psychology conversion
- science communication
- 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.
If you’re new to LinkedIn, watch our videos and get started.
Learn more about online networking
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.