Neuroscience graduate destinations
As well as subject knowledge, practical and technical research skills, graduates in Neuroscience will have developed a range of skills that are valued by employers. These include an ability to understand and work with complex scientific data, as well as written and oral communication skills, numeracy, analytical, problem solving and IT skills.
Data obtained from
- Neuroscience (BSc)
- Neuroscience with Study in Industry (MSci)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 49 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 79%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||2%|
Neuroscience graduates are well qualified for employment in the health, hospital, pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields, as well as in the food industry in scientific, managerial and commercial roles. Around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline, so alternative opportunities exist in areas such as law, IT and finance where the analytical skills and scientific training developed on this course are of interest to employers.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Health and social work||4|
|Other sectors (8 sectors)||10|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
- Clark Health Communications
- University of Cambridge
Examples of occupations
- Research Intern
- Medical Secretary
- Junior Account Executive
- Research Assistant
- Graduate Analyst
In preparation for their careers, many of our graduates proceed to study for the higher degrees necessary for senior research and management jobs, e.g. Molecular Neuroscience (MSc) and Neuroscience (PhD), or pursue affiliated courses in areas such as sports rehabilitation and biotechnology. Graduate entry Medicine programmes (MBBS and MBChB) are also popular, with 2 graduates from 2016/17 choosing this further study pathway.
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||4|
|Postgraduate taught degree||12|
|No qualification aim||0|
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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