Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex Biology grads do?

Find out about what Sussex Biology Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2017 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2017

  • Main activity: 92% of respondents from Life Sciences were in work or further study. 73% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 25% were in professional, scientific & technical services, 16% were in wholesale and retail, 12% were in human health & social work, 9% were in education.

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Here are some examples of where they are working or studying and what job roles or courses they are doing:


Samples from our survey:

Job Roles

Samples from our survey:

  • Assistant Environmental Consultant
  • Technician
  • Practical Conservation Volunteer Intern
  • Lab Support Officer
  • Field Assistant
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MSc Genetic Manipulation & Molecular Biology - University of Sussex
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience - University of Sussex
  • MRes Animal Behaviour - University of Sussex
  • MSc Cancer Cell Biology - University of Sussex
  • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation - University of Leeds
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - BPP Law School
  • PGCE Secondary Science - University of Sussex

More Options

  • What can I do with a Biology degree? - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • Next Steps - Options After a Bioscience Degree- Downloadable booklet from the Society of Biology/Biochemical Society/British Ecological Society and more
  • Biology Careers - lots of information and resources from the Society of Biology
  • Physician Associate - two-year postgrad diploma covers many of the elements found on 4/5 year medical degrees, but focuses on general rather than speciality care. BSMS will run this course from 2016/17
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Life Sciences graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Your Interests and Motivations - thinking about what interests and motivates you can be a good way to start your career exploration
  • Further Study - postgraduate study in biology or another subject. Sussex graduates have studied MSc courses in Tropical Health and Hygiene, Immunology, Human Reproductive Biology, Molecular Medicine, Medical Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Protein Engineering, Bioinformatics, Science Policy and Plant Biotechnology
  • Work & Study Abroad
  • Getting advice - book appointments on CareerHub (login required)
  • Search for jobs - use our jobs database
  • Applying for jobs - use your degree, personal skills and work experience to create winning applications