Key skills are integrated into all our undergraduate programmes to ensure students gain not just subject knowledge, but the transferable skills valued by employers such as analytical problem solving, teamwork and organising and communicating information. Group learning, peer level assessment and key vocational skills, such as advanced laboratory training within molecular biology, also enhance the employability of our students. Students receive dedicated biosciences career management based on our strong tutorial system and a series of seminars and visits by scientists working in diverse industries including major scientific employers, biotechnology companies and science recruitment agencies.
The Employability Service works very closely with our Employability Officer to ensure that students are aware of a wide variety of careers available to them. In the second year of study, career management skills for Biosciences students are addressed as part of a core module. These skill workshops can count towards the Exeter Award, which is designed to enhance the employability of University of Exeter graduates by providing official recognition and evidence of activities and achievements including attendance at skill workshops, training courses and extra-curricular activities.
Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of related roles in the UK and overseas including laboratory-based positions, conservation management, ecology, medicine and veterinary medicine and nursing. Others use the skills gained on their programme to enter a vast array of different career paths in law, business or management. Many of our students continue their interest in the subject by following a postgraduate degree or research in their chosen area.
Find out more about the Destinations of Biosciences Graduates on our Employability site.