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    Diverse and rewarding destinations when you graduate

Find your career in biological sciences

Biological Science is the science of the 21st century, and as such it is a field of significant opportunity. Your degree will prepare you for a variety of careers.

Find your career

BrainThroughout your degree, you will develop transferable skills such as computer literacy, information retrieval, data handling and communication skills, which will be essential in any career.

As a biological scientist, you could find employment in a wide range of roles across sectors including healthcare, agriculture, commercial manufacturing, environmental management, science sales and management and science communication. You may also decide to take up a research career or move into further study.

Other career options

Crops in fieldKeeping options for a diverse career is important. Your degree will help you to start any of the careers in the biological sciences mentioned above, but it opens other doors too. The transferable skills and advanced numeracy learned during your time here will give you the opportunity to enter the commercial and business world if you choose to.

How we can help your career


Bio imageryThe University of Reading is committed to helping you in your career. You can gain professional experience during your degree with our placements programme, and the University regularly holds careers fayres and events.


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