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Your future career

Your future career

A degree in Biological Sciences from Royal Holloway can lead onto many different career paths and we take the employability of our graduates very seriously.

We are ranked 3rd for graduate career after 15 months (Guardian University Guide, 2022)

There are a wealth of career opportunities available to you once you graduate with a Biological Sciences degree from Royal Holloway.

A combination of lab, field and desk-based learning culminating in independent research will equip you with invaluable transferable skills to take into the workplace. We also offer optional year in industry placements to gain real experience and help you to develop your career path.

We’ll support your skills development through workshops, industry contact and careers fairs to help get your career off to the best possible start.

Our graduates work in diverse areas including in forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical trials coordination, research, teaching, environmental monitoring and conservation. Graduate employers include: Abbott Laboratories, GSK, Born Free Foundation, IACR Rothamsted, and ZSL London Zoo, among many others.

Supporting your future career:

• Our students are well supported by our Careers Liaison tutor and the university’s Careers Service, offering plenty of opportunities to develop transferable skills and prepare yourself effectively for graduate jobs.
• We maintain a strong graduate network which means you’ll benefit from the knowledge and connections of our alumni who regularly visit to share their experience with current students.
• The optional year in industry helps you to gain real experience, and your Royal Society of Biology accredited degree enhances graduate earning potential.
• Many of our graduates go on to higher degree courses such as MSc or PhD courses, reflecting the quality of our learning experience.


An accredited degree 

Our degrees at Royal Holloway are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Accreditation is one way of showing employers you have the knowledge and skills that they are looking for. The Accreditation Programme has established a profile of skills that employers can recognise in graduates. Studying a degree that has been awarded Accreditation by the RSB has the potential benefits of greater employability prospects and enhanced competitiveness in a crowded global jobs market.

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