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What can I do with my degree?

Find out about the career options available to you and what other graduates have gone on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Architecture and what Architecture graduates go on to do.

Further study

The BSc/MArch at Cardiff University is a unique degree course as, after successful completion of the three-year BSc (or equivalent qualification from another university), students will spend most of the first year of the MArch in architectural practice. This is followed by a single, final year based in the School. Part 1 and Part 2 of the UK professional qualification for architects are fulfilled by the BSc and MArch degrees, respectively. Both degrees are approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Some students will undertake alternative postgraduate qualifications following their BSc.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in BiologyBiochemistry and Biomedical Science and what Bioscience graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in BusinessAccounting and Finance and Economics and what Business graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Chemistry and what Chemistry graduates go on to do.

Further study

More than 40% of chemists nationally undertake postgraduate study, so if you're considering entering large blue chip companies in research and development, you'll need to consider carefully whether your career progression will be limited without a PhD.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Computer Science and Software Engineering and what Computer Science graduates go on to do.

You could also use your degree towards a career in a teachingBCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, offer teacher training bursaries.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects have published a detailed guide on careers in Dentistry and what Dentistry graduates go on to do.

Further study

After obtaining a degree in dentistry, most dental students will remain in practice and some may choose to gain further qualifications recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects have published detailed guides on careers in Environmental ScienceGeography, Geology and what Earth and Ocean Science graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in CivilElectrical and Electronic and Mechanical engineering, and what Engineering graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in English and Philosophy and what English, Communication and Philosophy graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Geography and Planning and what Geography and Planning graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects have published a detailed guide on careers in Healthcare and what Healthcare graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in HistoryArchaeology and Religion and what History, Archaeology and Religion graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects have published detailed guides on careers in Journalism and Media and what Journalism and Media graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Law and Politics and what Law and Politics graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Maths and what Maths graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Medicine and what Medicine graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Modern Languages and what Modern Languages graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Music and what Music graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects have published a detailed Optometrist job profile.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects have published a detailed guide on careers in Pharmacy and what Pharmacy graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Physics and what Physics graduates go on to do.

Further study

Many Physics graduates want to continue in related careers and for them the choice post-graduation is whether to enter employment on completion of their first degree or to continue onto a master's degree or PhD.

What do graduates do? states that, in 2016, 34.5% of physics graduates were in further study, training or research after six months of graduation. So if you're considering entering large blue chip companies in research and development, you'll need to consider carefully whether your career progression will be limited without a PhD.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Psychology and what Psychology graduates go on to do.

Further study

What do graduates do? also states that, in 2016, 16.2% of psychology graduates were in further study, training or research within six months of graduation.

Postgraduate study and training is a requirement to become a chartered psychologist and to register as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Entry onto postgraduate study in psychology is competitive, so advanced preparation is vital.

The Higher Education Academy Psychology Student Employability Guide states many postgraduate training programmes will have specific entry requirements on the amount of relevant work experience they require. The British Psychology Society also has a careers section that can help with career planning.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Sociology and what Social Science graduates go on to do.

Career options

Complete the Opportunity Indicator exercise in the Explore section on Your Career Journey to discover more about a wide range of career areas you may be interested in.

Prospects and Target Jobs have published detailed guides on careers in Modern Languages and what Welsh graduates go on to do.

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