“I started my degree certain that post-graduate medicine would remain the only option that would interest me by the end of my three years; a year into the course was enough to make me now realise that less obvious careers, such as clinical neuropsychology and medical writing, are equally worth looking into as potential directions, being relevant to both the skills which I have developed and the areas where my passions lie. A degree in Life Sciences seems to open doors for you which you didn't even realise existed!”
Zahra Khatib - Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
A degree in a Life Sciences subject will prepare you for a career in scientific research and development where you could contribute to breakthroughs in biomedical science, biotechnology or biofuels.
If your interests lie outside the lab there are a range of interesting careers communicating and teaching science.
Many graduates use their skills to enter a range of careers outside the life sciences including medicine, veterinary science, management, finance, marketing, media and the civil service.
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From the start of your first year we focus on building the transferable skills that will make you attractive to future employers.