Working in a lab, in the field or in a computational setting
Our graduates have embarked on diverse scientific careers in academic research, environmental consultancy, analytical chemistry, software engineering, pharmaceutical statistics, livestock nutrition and even space operations.
If you think that your future lies in science, a great place to start would be to take the Science Council's quiz to find out which of the 10 types of scientist you are:
Which type of scientist are you?
Spotlight On: Science into Business
Kiri Granger, PhD alumna and Director of Neuroscience at Cambridge Cognition, talks about her job role and working in a commercial setting.
Science beyond the lab
While you might have enjoyed your subject while studying, you might not want to work in a lab. Many of our graduates chose a career in a sector outside of science, but where the transferable skills they have gained from their degree – problem solving, researching and analysis – are in demand.
Explore our seven alternative careers for scientists to give you a flavour of what else is out there.
Science careers beyond the lab
Going even further afield
Understanding how you can use your degree across a range of different occupations and sectors associated with STEM such as life sciences, food and drink, engineering, the games industry or the environment can help generate career ideas.
Outside of science and technology, take a look how the skills and experiences you have gained while at University can help you secure your dream job working in international development, or even the sports industry.
Other occupational areas
Perhaps you are considering embarked on a masters degree or PhD after your undergraduate degree? Use our further study pages to decide if postgraduate study is right for you.
Choosing further study as an option