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Biological Sciences

After You Graduate

There are many choices available after gaining your degree. You will leave Southampton with a wealth of skills and a competitive edge, whatever career path you choose. In the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education statistics 94 per cent of University of Southampton graduates entered into employment and/or further study. We are in the top 20 UK universities for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide, 2017.

 

Graduates leave with a competitive edge
Opening up career options

You may be looking for relevant paid employment straight away, or planning to undertake further study – in which case you could become part of Southampton's 5,000-strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art learning resources.

You might be considering a switch into a completely different field, or you may be unsure of where to go next. Whatever your situation, the Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their University life. 

Biological Sciences graduates

Our volunteering opportunities

A popular option for graduates in the Biological Sciences is career-related voluntary work, including internships and work experience in the UK or overseas. The School is strengthening its links with partner organisations in order to provide more opportunities for graduates to gain practical experience in a work environment.

Further study

We have a busy and high-profile Graduate School supporting research to PhD level. Some of our BSc students stay within Biological Science's for postgraduate work alongside specialists in their chosen field. Others move to related areas of research, for example Medicine or Ocean and Earth Science. If you wish to pursue this option you will need at least a 2:1 honours degree, plus a good range of relevant laboratory fieldwork and/or research experience.

An accelerated BM Medicine degree is another popular route for bioscience graduates, especially those who have studied Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Pharmacology.

We have a new opportunity for our graduates to study Medicine with American University of Antigua (AUA).

 

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Biological Sciences Graduation 2014

Graduation 2014 marks years of hard work for Biological Sciences students

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C100 MRes Wildlife Conservation

The MRes Wildlife Conservation research masters degree is an exciting addition to our portfolio of programmes, designed for graduates of biology, zoology, ecology and other relevant biological or ecological disciplines. It offers you the chance to build on the background of your undergraduate degree, while allowing you to develop within the field of wildlife conservation.

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Following my second year at Southampton I worked at the institute of developmental science during the summer. It was interesting, fun and gave me great experience of working in a lab. I will be entering into a research career, and I am currently looking for the right PhD opportunity.

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