BSc Developmental Biology with a Modern Language / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

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 healthcare and teaching or communicating science, as well as careers unrelated to biological sciences including management, finance, marketing and the civil service.

As Developmental Biology is not a vocational degree leading straight to a fixed career path, those graduates who decide against further study often spend their first year after graduation in entry-level jobs, building up relevant work experience to enter professional and managerial roles in a range of sectors. Many subsequently move on to exciting and high-level jobs in the UK and all over the world.

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.