Lancaster will help you to begin your career

Careers and Personal Development

You will benefit from a wider range of career opportunities than other degrees, as your lateral knowledge of a number of different sciences will open many doors to you in regards to graduate employment. You will receive opportunities within the science and technology industries, but the skills that you gain in your degree are transferable and applicable to a wide variety of career paths.

Many of our graduates progress directly to higher degrees or careers in research. However, many also go into graduate employment in scientific consultancy, marketing, IT and education. 97% of graduates from Lancaster University go on to find employment or higher education within 6 months of graduating and 78% go on to get graduate jobs!

Develop your skills and open up opportunities


You will be highly versatile and adaptable, with a well-rounded university education, opening up a wide range of career opportunities; many employers prefer a varied, multidisciplinary degree to a specialisation in one field.

You will also be able to take advantage of the growing demand in research organisations, industry and businesses for graduates who are able to utilise multidisciplinary scientific knowledge in their work.

Develop wide-ranging skills

  • lateral thinking
  • evaluation and interpretation
  • numeracy
  • project management
  • communication
  • independent reasoning
  • problem-solving in an analytical and logical way
  • information and communications technology
  • time management

How we can help

Our dedicated Careers and Employability Service is also available to give you support in achieving your chosen career for as long as you need it. They are on hand to offer advice and information during your time with us.

Our staff at The Base will be happy to give you any help and advice you may need regarding your career; this might include researching potential opportunities, developing skills for employment, meeting employers and more. Staff are available for one-to-one appointments in The Base or you can email ‘Ask Careers’ for answers to specific questions. The Careers service holds a number of Careers Fairs throughout the year, which students often find invaluable.

Careers Services

Lancaster University wants you to get the best possible start to your career. We offer a range of services to help you.