Careers

A degree in the biological sciences will prepare you for a wide choice of careers such as healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, agricultural and environmental research, the food and drink sector or wildlife research.

Some of our students progress to a specialist Master’s degree or PhD (doctorate) in their chosen area. Others gain graduate entry into medicine, go into teacher training or start in the civil service.

The skills taught in biological sciences give a good scientific background, a mass of knowledge in varying fields, and great writing skills. This means that whether you want to pursue a career in biological sciences or not, you have the option to pursue a variety of careers and apply your skills in a range of contexts.

Work Experience

Here you can explore some options to get work experience in neuroscience or other science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) subjects.

The University of Southampton Science and Engineering Festival is an annual event that features an opportunity for the general public to engage with STEM subjects, including neuroscience.

Nuffield Research Placements are available for students in their first year of a post-16 STEM-based educational programme.

Outreach/engagement activities organised by University departments with a neuroscience component:

Included are work shadowing or practical experiences for 6th form students as well as interactive lectures and hands-on activities for younger age groups.

School visits or other custom outreach/engagement activities can be arranged with University of Southampton neuroscientists. These are accommodated on an ad hoc basis based on availability. Requests may be submitted via departmental outreach contacts (found above) or through the Southampton Neuroscience Group.