A degree in Biosciences will help you to develop a wide range of essential skills such as analytical problem solving, team work and organising and communicating information. A number of our students continue their studies in the subject by following a further degree and research in their chosen area, or by training as a teacher. Many of our graduates are employed in discipline relevant roles in the UK and overseas including laboratory-based positions, conservation management, ecology, teaching and nursing. Others use the skills gained on their course to enter widely different career paths in law, business or management. Whatever you choose to do after graduation, your Biosciences degree will stand you in good stead, with excellent employment prospects and transferable skills.
Developing your skills and career prospects
Biosciences provide a range of support and opportunities to help you develop skills that are attractive to employers. Visit our Careers and employability web page for more information.
Below are a few examples* of initial jobs undertaken by graduates of University of Exeter Biosciences undergraduate programmes in Exeter. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.
Clinical Research Scientist
Healthcare Technical Officer
Portfolio Account Manager
Case Handling Assistant
|National Health Service (NHS)
London Bio Packaging
Johnson & Johnson Medical
Quotient Bio Research
Bristol Natural History Consortium
UCL Institute of Child Health
All the expertise and opportunities that are on offer at Exeter University are invaluable to any student. Studying Biosciences has given me an awareness and lifelong appreciation of my subject. The University has provided the solid foundations to launch my career into wildlife media. Wildlife documentaries have always inspired me and I would love to be a part of the process. During my work experience, I gained a real insight into the industry. I assisted in researching natural history programmes and experienced many other aspects of production. This really increased my desire for such a career and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me.
Laura Madden, BSc Biological Sciences graduate
Further study is a popular choice for a number of students following graduation from a Biosciences undergraduate degree in Exeter. Below are a few examples* of further study undertaken by recent graduates of undergraduate programmes. Please note that, due to data protection, the subjects of study and institutions are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.
Evolutionary and behavioural ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Biotechnology and business
|University of Exeter
University of Warwick
University of Manchester
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
St George’s, University of London
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
King’s College London
Harper Adams University College
After completing a BSc in Biological Sciences, I aspired to pursue a career in conservation and ecology. I felt that in order to follow my chosen career path, I needed further qualifications and experience. I looked into a number of Masters courses, but this one caught my eye; there was a strong balance between teaching, individual research and practical fieldwork. During the MSc, I also volunteered with Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT). I don’t feel I could have applied for my current job without having done this MSc.
Jodene Williams, Data officer, Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS)
Find out more
Further information about the opportunities the University of Exeter offers to maximise our graduates’ employment prospects can be found on the CareerZone website.
* This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2011/12.