Our PhD students are highly employable and find many opportunities both within academic research and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Training in transferrable skills means that graduates are not limited to pure science careers and some students go to find opportunities in education, commerce, scientific writing and patent law.
Many of our MRes graduates will go on to further study as PhD students, using their year with us to equip them with the research skills to demonstrate their readiness for advanced level PhD study.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2017, 94.9% of postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,400 with the highest being £40,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.