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Biological Sciences

Careers & Employability

At the University of Southampton, we believe in providing our students with skills, experience and opportunities to help in acquiring a future career.

Through our Careers and Employability service, you are given guidance and support throughout your studies and including post-studies for up to three years after graduation.

Each faculty provides ample opportunities to get involved in a wide range of programs that can help towards gainful employment. Find out more below.

Laboratory skills
Laboratory skills

You will graduate from Biological Sciences with both scientific knowledge and a wealth of other transferable skills.

A competitive edge

Our professional development volunteering projects and industry placements will give you hands-on experience, giving you the edge in a competitive jobs market. You will also pick up skills that are valuable in all sorts of career settings, including problem solving, information retrieval, reporting and presentations, project and group work.

A wealth of options

A degree in the biological sciences will prepare you for a wide choice of careers such as healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, agricultural and environmental research, the food and drink sector or wildlife research.

Some of our students progress to a specialist Master's degree or PhD (doctorate) in their chosen area. Others gain graduate entry into medicine, go into teacher training or start in the civil service.

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It’s a fantastic job, I’m getting paid for doing something I really enjoy in a wonderful location in the sun, so I really can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be!
Richard CottrellBSc Biology, 2007

Where are they now?

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