Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate destinations

Cellular and Molecular Medicine refers to a range of course subjects with significant overlap. Graduates of these subjects develop a broad range of skills throughout their degree studies, from technical skills that are directly relevant to lab work and practical research, to skills that transfer well into a wide variety of roles.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours (BSc) courses, including those with industrial experience, in mulitple programmes including Cancer Biology and Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Pathology and Microbiology and Virology and Immunology
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 46 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 83.6%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Full-time work 28%
Part-time work 3%
Due to start work 3%
Full-time study 60%
Part-time study 0%
Travel 3%
Something else 3%
Unemployed 3%

Sector information

Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduates have the ability to communicate findings and complex information verbally and in writing, as well as developing problem solving, individual and team working, and IT skills through study alone. They also develop excellent practical lab skills, and the ability to manipulate statistics as well as conduct literature searches, making them well suited to working in the health sector.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates
Wholesale and retail 2
Manufacturing 2
Travel and transport 1
Other sectors (7 sectors) 7

Employers and occupations

Other graduates choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline. Previous Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduates have entered areas of work including health, science and pharmaceuticals, as well as finance, banking, IT, accounting and the media.

Examples of employers

  • MSD
  • Diagenics
  • Bath ASU
  • Bishop Fleming
  • Cancer Research UK

Examples of occupations

  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Area Manager
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Research Associate

Further study

A very high proportion of graduates enter further study, either into PhD specialisms, e.g. Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology (PhD), or into vocational courses, e.g. Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB).

Qualification typeNumber of graduates
Postgraduate research degree 16
Postgraduate taught degree 3
Postgraduate certificate 0
First degree 5
Other certificate 0
Professional qualification 0
Other qualification 0
No qualification aim 0

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