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What can I do with my degree?

Advice on what you can do with your Biological Sciences degree including graduate case studies, options related to your degree subject and more

Biological sciences students go on to work in a wide range of different fields, both within and outside of science. Which career path you choose is up to you and will depend on your experiences, skills and interests - here are some links to give you some ideas of where you can go with your degree.

Career options with a Biology degree

Graduate Prospects has information on job options directly related to your degree subject and other options where your degree would be useful and is a good starting point:

Prospects: What can I do with my degree? Biology

Next steps: Options after a biosciences degree

Produced by the Royal Society of Biology in collaboration with a number of other professional bodies, this leaflet offers a comprehensive guide to your options with a Biology degree, including possible job options, application advice and information on further study

Next steps: Options after a biosciences degree

Further study

Many Biological sciences studies opt for further study after their degree. If this is something you're thinking about then you'll find information on finding courses, funding and advice on applications in the further study section of our website:

Information and advice on further study

Using your science outside of the lab

Some Biological Sciences students are keen to continue using their science background but not in a lab or research environment. Here are some of the options open to you outside of the lab:

Options for using science outside of the lab

Careers in scientific research, analysis and support

For advice and information on careers within industry, including the life sciences sector, pharmaceuticals and research, visit our occupational pages:

Information on careers in scientific research, analysis and support

Other career options

Many jobs are open to graduates of any degree. You can find out more by reading our webpages on options with a degree:

Options with a degree