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Sean Llanelly, BSc Biology and Animal Behaviour (2012)

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What can I do with a degree in Biosciences?

The below offers a selection of the destinations University of Exeter graduates from Biosciences have gone on to. The information below is not exhaustive, however it does highlight the range of job and further study options available to you after your studies.

If you would like to learn more about any of the jobs listed below you may wish to browse the job profiles on the Prospects website.

Careers with a degree in Biosciences

Recent Exeter Biosciences graduates have entered a wide range of careers. Some recent examples include:


  • Laboratory technicians
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Biochemists and biomedical scientists
  • Teaching professionals
  • Primary education teaching professionals
  • Project support officers
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Biological scientists
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Archivists and curators
  • Chemical scientists
  • Taxation experts


  • Conservation professionals
  • Web design professionals
  • Biological scientists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Public relations professionals
  • Environment professionals
  • Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
  • Archivists and curators


Many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above.

Other resources:

* Data taken from aggregating the responses from full-time, first degree, UK domiciled students who completed 2017/18 and 2018/19 Graduate Outcomes surveys (ordered from most popular to least).


An Exeter Biosciences degree will arm you with some great employability skills including:

  • Communicate effectively in an appropriate style and apply sustained written and oral arguments coherently and persuasively
  • Analyse and critically examine diverse forms of verbal and text-based communication
  • Gather, sift, interpret and organise substantial quantities of diverse information in structured ways
  • Exercise independent thought and judgement in handling information and arguments in a critical and self-reflective manner
  • Comprehend and develop intricate concepts in an open-ended way that involves an understanding of aims and consequences
  • Work with others through the presentation of ideas and information and the collective negotiation of solutions

Further Study

Around 46% of Exeter graduates in History go on to pursue further study within 15 months of completing their undergraduate degree. Some recent progression routes include: 

  • MPh/MRes/PhD Biological Sciences
  • MPH Medical Studies
  • MRes Ecosystem and Environmental Change
  • MSc Animal Behaviour
  • MSc Applied Data Science and Statistics
  • MSc Applied Marine Science
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Zooarchaeology)
  • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation
  • MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • MSc Conservation and Biodiversity
  • MSc Environment and Human Health
  • MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology
  • MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • MSc Forensic Science
  • MSc Genomic Medicine
  • MSc Global Sustainability Solutions
  • MSc Health Data Science
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology
  • MSc Marine Environmental Management
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Science Communication
  • MSc Surveying and Land/Environmental Management
  • MSc Toxicology
  • PGCE Secondary Science 

Some went on to study other degrees including*:

  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MSc Management

Useful resources:

* Data taken from aggregating the responses from full-time, first degree, UK domiciled students who completed 2017/18 and 2018/19 Graduate Outcomes surveys.

**Individual course names were taken from the University of Exeter's Career Destination survey (2018/19 & 2019/20) as this information is not collected within the Graduate Outcomes survey.