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Your future in Bioscience

Careers in Bioscience

We are proud of our reputation for creating highly qualified, employable graduates. 97% of Lancaster alumni are in work or further study within six months of graduating, 82% at graduate level. Your degree will provide you with knowledge that can be applied in the biosciences sector or in scientific research.

Specialist techniques courses are an integral part of our degrees. Some are taught by staff from local hospitals, providing you with the skills to pursue a career in bioscience.‌

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You will also develop confidence in essential skills valued by graduate employers, including:

  • Literacy - convey complex concepts and arguments clearly
  • Numeracy - analyse and interpret data and statistical information
  • Interpersonal skills - manage interactions without conflict
  • Independent working - use your own initiative
  • Problem solving - investigate different strategies for approaching situations
  • Critical evaluation - consider information and possibilities realistically

All bioscience students take our 'Employability Skills' module. This will help you:

  • Enhance career awareness
  • Develop oral communication skills
  • Manage your professional development
  • Write targeted CVs and covering letters

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We prepare you for the career you want. A degree in a Bioscience provides a range of transferable skills which can be applied to many career pathways.

Examples of employers of Lancaster University Bioscience graduates

Adelphi Group Ltd Boots BT
Cancer Research UK Centrica Coca-Cola/Schweppes Ltd
Dell Computers Ltd Deloitte LLP Environment Agency
Ernst & Young Foreign Office GSK
Health Protection Agency IBM Jaguar Land Rover
JP Morgan MacMillan Cancer Relief Marks and Spencer
Mars Merck and Co. Metropolitan Police
Ministry of Defence National Blood Service Natural History Museum
Nature Publishing Group Nestle NHS
North West Water Novartis Pharmaceutical Pfizer
QIAGEN RSPB Science Pictures Ltd
Sun Valley Foods Ltd Syngenta Teachfirst
Thorntons Plc UNICEF Unilever

Examples of careers achieved by Lancaster University Bioscience graduates

Acquisition Surveyor Air Traffic Controller Analytical Scientist
Biology Teacher Biomedical Scientist, NHS British Army Officer
CEO, Biotech SME Clinical Trials Assistant Cost Reporting Analyst
Crime Scene Investigator Data Analyst Dentist
Doctor Environmental Scientist Food Technologist
Global Business Manager Insurance Broker Laboratory Technician
Lecturer Marketing Manager Microbiologist
Midwife Nurse Optometrist
Patent Lawyer Prison Intelligence Analyst Project Engineer
Quality Assurance Officer Radiographer Research Scientist
Scientific Copy Editor Senior Quality Control Tax Officer

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