As a zoologist, your research and work will most likely fall under one or more of five thematic areas, as identified by the Institute of Zoology:
Alternatively, you could find yourself working in related industries such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals and the environmental sector or in unrelated areas such as marketing, human resources and the armed services.
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A wide range of postgraduate degree programmes have been undertaken by recent students such as:
The universities attended range from The University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge, University of Reading, University of Warwick, Imperial College London, The University of Edinburgh andBrunel University London.
In addition to your subject knowledge, your zoology 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:
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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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.
BBC Wildlife Magazine on TwitterBBSRC - Funds research into plants, microbes, animals and humansThe BBSRC covers the following research centres
British Ecological Society - career development sectionBritish & Irish Association of Zoos and AquariumsCharity choices - list of charitiesEnvironmental Jobs - jobs and internships worldwide
The Institute of Zoology - career options
Marine Biological Association of the UK - marine and fisheries research.
MSD Animal Health - company websiteNational Biodiversity NetworkNERC - leading funder of research in environmental research in the UKThe NERC covers the following research centres:
The Society of Biology - careers using biologyThe Zoological Society of London - masters and PhD-level research and job vacanciesZoetis - animal health companyFurther study
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