BSc Plant Science with a Modern Language / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

Plant science is an area with a recognised skills shortage. Well-qualified plant scientists are in high demand to undertake research related to areas such as food security and biofuel development. 

Graduates from modern language courses are extremely desirable to employers who require significant relevant work experience. In the growing field of international bioscience research collaborations, graduates with a good command of a foreign language are at a distinct advantage.

Around one-third of graduates work in scientific research and development, which may require significant postgraduate study, usually a PhD. 

The rest of our graduates go into a diverse range of careers, including teaching or communicating science, as well as careers unrelated to biological sciences including management, finance, marketing and the civil service.

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.