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%

Destinations

Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Full-time work 36%
Part-time work 7%
Due to start work 2%
Full-time study 44%
Part-time study 0%
Travel 2%
Something else 0%
Unemployed 9%

Sector information

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 sectorNumber of graduates
Education 5
Health and social work 4
Other sectors (8 sectors) 10

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
  • NHS
  • Clark Health Communications
  • University of Cambridge
  • Techmodal

Examples of occupations

  • Research Intern
  • Medical Secretary
  • Junior Account Executive
  • Research Assistant
  • Graduate Analyst

Further study

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 typeNumber of graduates
Postgraduate research degree 4
Postgraduate taught degree 12
Postgraduate certificate 0
First degree 3
Other certificate 1
Professional qualification 0
Other qualification 0
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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