BSc Zoology with Industrial/Professional Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2019

Career opportunities

The significant and relevant work experience gained during the year of industrial/professional experience makes graduates of this course especially attractive to employers.

Many of our graduates secure jobs as researchers working in universities, pharmaceutical and bioscience companies, and institutes.

The transferable skills you will develop will also leave you well equipped for a wide range of careers outside the lab.

Many zoology students go on to work in conservation projects around the world. A number of graduates are now involved in such programmes in the UK and South Africa.

Other popular career choices include working in zoos and museums.

Read profiles of two of our graduates,  Edward Wright  and  Lindsay Taylor , to discover more about some of these potential career paths.

Find out more about  how we help our students prepare for the workplace  and the careers our graduates go into  within  and  outside  the lab.

Accrediting organisations

This course has  Advanced Accreditation  from the Royal Society of Biology.

Advanced Accreditation recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, highlighting degrees that contain a significant research element and educate the future leaders of research and development.

The criteria require evidence that graduates meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining substantial research experience.

In recognition of this, a graduate of an advanced accredited course can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Biology at  Member (MRSB)  level after just two years of practice, rather than the usual three.

These graduates can attain the qualifications of Chartered Biologist or Chartered Scientist one year sooner than graduates from other courses.