Career Options and Employability
A degree in bioscience from Durham will give you an excellent start to your working life. Not only will you receive an outstanding education in bioscience, you will also gain valuable transferrable skills to prepare you for future challenges, enhance your personal development, and improve your employment prospects. Durham bioscience graduates readily find employment in a range of careers, including further higher education such as university postgraduate research, medicine, teaching; industrial research and development and biotechnology within the private sector; management; accountancy; conservation; ecological and environmental services; broadcast and print science journalism; environmental and biological patent law; the civil service; and the armed services. Graduates of the Biomedical sciences degree also satisfy the academic requirements for Health Professions Council registration, which following additional training (which can often be completed by placement on the course) will allow entry into the NHS as professional Biomedical Scientists.
Employment development opportunities
The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre collaborates closely with the Biological Sciences Department. The link Careers Adviser delivers presentations to each year group on a range of areas including options with the subject, career decision making, successful applications and interviews, and advice for those considering further study. Additional CV drop in clinics are offered in the department where students can have 1 to 1 help and advice from the link Careers Adviser.
A top world 100 University
Durham ranked top 20 in the world by employers for the quality and demand of its graduates (2012 QS World University League Rankings). Click here for further information.