After the Degree
Destinations of Biochemistry Graduates
A degree in biochemistry, as with any degree, can lead to a very wide variety of jobs. Typically 50% of graduates go straight into a job, 40% continue studying and 10% combine work and study. Six months after finishing the degree there is, on average, one graduate per year still seeking employment.
Of those who continue studying, 60% carry on to do a doctorate in biochemistry or a related area, such as pharmacology, immunology or physiology. The remaining 40% are spread evenly between taught advanced courses (such as a MSc), teacher training, medicine, law and accountancy.
Of those who go into employment, about 25% take a job in scientific research, development or on the technical side. About 20% go into finance, 20% into management or administration, and the remaining into a wide variety of jobs ranging through the media, sales and marketing, local and national government, the voluntary sector, the police and the clergy. Just a few of the jobs that our graduates have taken over the past couple of years are: