Biological Sciences graduate destinations
A Biological Science degree provides graduates with skills applicable to a broad range of careers, especially where their analytical, problem solving, research and IT skills are highly valued.
Data obtained from
- Biology (BSc and MSci)
- Geology and Biology (BSc)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 125 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 81.7%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||2%|
Biological Scientists enter a wide range of careers, not always directly related to the content of their studies. Large numbers of graduate vacancies (currently around 70%) are open to graduates of any degree discipline, and areas where Biological Scientists have found work include education, recruitment, IT and careers within the public sector.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Finance and insurance||7|
|Wholesale and retail||7|
|Health and social work||5|
|Other sectors (20 sectors)||35|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Cancer Research UK
- Medical Research Council
- UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Examples of occupations
- Campaign Officer
- Information Analyst
- Associate Programme Officer
- Insurance Underwriter
Graduates undertaking further study entered a wide range of programmes, including biological sciences research, e.g. Biological Sciences (PhD), Environmental Science (PhD); taught Master's programmes, e.g. Biology (MSc), Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences (MSc), Computer Science (MSc); and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||14|
|Postgraduate taught degree||20|
|No qualification aim||0|
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