School of Biological Sciences

Careers for graduates

Surveys carried out by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit show that as a graduate from the School of Biological Sciences, a whole range of careers can open up to you.

Figure 1: Chart showing the range of student careers followed by SBS Graduates

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  • a. Marketing, sales, PR & advertising 2.6%
  • b. Commercial, industrial & public sector managers 9.0%
  • c. Scientific research, analysis & development occupations 15.0%
  • d. Engineering professionals 0.9%
  • e. Health professionals 0.5%
  • f. Teaching professionals 1.5%
  • g. Business & finance professionals 2.9%
  • h. Information technology professionals 1.3%
  • i. Nursing & health associate professionals 1.9%
  • j. Business & financial associate professionals 2.4%
  • k. Media, literary, design & sports professionals 1.5%
  • l. Other professional, associate professional & technical occupations 14.4%
  • m. Numerical clerks & cashiers 3.9%
  • n. Other clerical & secretarial occupations 18.3%
  • o. Retail assistants, catering, waiting & bar staff 10.7%
  • p. Health & childcare related occupations 1.9%
  • q. Armed forces & public protection service occupations 1.2%
  • r. Other occupations 8.7%
  • s. Unknown occupations 1.3%

Who employs graduates from the Biological Sciences?

  • Central Government and its agencies
  • local government
  • the NHS
  • the water industry
  • universities and research institutes
  • schools and further education colleges
  • pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies
  • food and drink manufacturers
  • the agricultural and horticultural industries
  • conservation bodies

 

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