Undergraduate career destinations

What our graduates do next

A degree in biochemistry prepares our graduates for a diverse range of careers in the biosciences and beyond.

As a biochemistry graduate, you will possess a good understanding of the molecular basis of the processes that take place in cells and organisms. You will also be able to plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and research and interpret scientific literature. However, throughout your course, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills alongside your biochemistry-specific skills that would help you in a range of careers:

  • analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • computing and statistical skills 
  • data interpretation skills;
  • numeracy skills;
  • organisational skills - acquired, for example, through your practical project;
  • ability to identify, select, organise and communicate information concisely;
  • team working skills - learned through your laboratory work.

For more information on where Bristol Biochemistry Graduates move on to after graduation, please see the University's Careers Service pages

The Biochemistry course has been instrumental in my understanding of how yeast and bacteria behave in our mixed culture fermentations. I certainly would not have felt comfortable controlling this type of fermentation without some of the underpinning knowledge of metabolism, cell structures and replication. Some of my favourite memories are the people, both course mates and staff. The concentration of interesting, interested people really inspires. The city too. I’m proud of just completing the degree, it is certainly one of my biggest achievements.

Jonny Mills (BSc Biochemistry, 2010), Brewery founder and owner

For more information on careers after your biochemistry degree, see our careers service.

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