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Published: 08 February 2021

Top jobs with a biosciences degree

Did you know that 97% of our biosciences and medicine graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020)? Find out what roles our students have gone on to, who they’re working for and what alternative careers are available.

Job roles

Our biosciences and medicine graduates take on roles as:

  • Animal health officers
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Clinical data managers
  • Clinical research associates
  • Clinical trial associates
  • Customer service analysts
  • Data scientists
  • Drug safety specialists
  • Government and public health scientists
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Laboratory analysts and technicians
  • Pharmacy assistants
  • Quality engineers
  • Quality officers
  • Research analysts
  • Research laboratory assistants
  • Scientific data analysis specialists.

Employers

Our alumni can be found in academic, hospital and industrial research laboratories around the world, with recent graduates working for:

  • Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Eli Lilly
  • Food Standards Agency
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Heathrow Animal Reception Centre
  • Institute of Cancer Research
  • inVentiv Health
  • J Sainsbury plc
  • Leatherhead Food Research
  • Novartis
  • Pirbright Institute
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Public Health England
  • Sanofi
  • Syngenta
  • The Body Shop International plc
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Alternative careers

With the critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, decision-making and communication skills learnt throughout the course, several graduates have sought alternative careers in business, consultancy, healthcare, finance, leisure, management, marketing, publishing, retail, teaching and tourism sectors.

Many students also use this course to apply for further study, including postgraduate research and graduate dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine programmes.

Find out more about our undergraduate biosciences and medicine courses

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