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Our graduates go on to enjoy a wide range of successful and rewarding careers.

We support students to develop the scientific knowledge, hands-on experience, and transferable skills required by employers in today’s global job market.

From cancer researchers to carnivore keepers, environmentalists to science bloggers, our graduates go on to enjoy a wide range of successful and rewarding careers.

Our students have an excellent reputation for finding employment after they graduate. Our most recent data shows that 93% of our graduates were in employment or further studies within six months of graduation.

A significant proportion of our graduates go on to study a PhD or master’s degree, while many others enjoy successful careers in science-related fields such as research and development, conservation, environmental management, medical research, scientific publishing, public health and wildlife management, amongst many others.

A bioscience degree can act as a stepping-stone to further training in professional areas including teaching, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and veterinary science. Our graduates also have many transferable skills that are attractive to a wide range of employers in other industries.

Graduate stories

I applied for a place on Cardiff’s Zoology course in order to pursue my dreams of becoming an environmentalist. The skills I developed through my degree and extra-curricular activities whilst at Cardiff University have been integral to building my career to date.

Clare Baranowski Marine Biologist

Through my Cardiff undergraduate Zoology degree and subsequent PhD, I was essentially trained to be a well-rounded scientist – to critically evaluate the work of others and find gaps within the literature to develop interesting research hypotheses. The skills developed here enabled quick progression into my current role as a Senior Epidemiologist at Public Health England’s TB Unit.

Mike Reynolds Senior Epidemiologist

I’d always wanted to do Medicine, but unfortunately didn’t get in the first time. I heard about the Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM), so decided to give it a go, applying again after getting a degree in Neuroscience.I really enjoyed the course modules which had been tailored to the GEM course and we had supportive lecturers to help us prepare for the interview process.I have now qualified as a doctor and got my first job in a hospital.

Sophie Banerjee Doctor

Careers advice

The University offers a Careers and Employability Service that is open to students, postgraduate students and graduates up to two years after graduation. It offers a range of services to help you get the most out of your degree (and your future), including:

  • employability masterclasses - CVs, covering letters and applications
  • one-to-one advice sessions with qualified careers advisers
  • the Cardiff Award employability scheme
  • work experience schemes and advice
  • careers fairs and employer-led events to enable networking with top graduate employers.