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    Your microbiology career starts with your degree

Careers for microbiology

Microbiologists are in demand throughout the academic, industrial and public health sectors. You can also become a member of the Society of Biology and apply for Chartered Biologist status following graduation.

Working across diverse sectors

biomedical image3There is enormous vocational opportunity for microbiologists across numerous fields including biomedicine, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. All of these employers need experts with advanced laboratory knowledge. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as the Medical Research Council, Royal Berkshire Hospital, South East Water, ThermoFisher and Nexus Support. Government and government-funded agencies are also in need of the skills you can bring.

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The field of microbiology is changing as we learn more and more. You can be part of the discovery process. Many of our graduates have gone on to postgraduate level and positions of research in academic laboratories.

Whatever your career interests, the University of Reading is dedicated to helping with expert careers advice and placement programmes to give you the best skills and experience possible.


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