Careers in Biosciences

Career planning for undergraduates in the biological sciences and related biosciences.

Careers after Biological Sciences

The Careers after Biological Sciences (CABS) blog provides information about a number of career options for graduates with degrees in the biological sciences and related biosciences.

Entry routes

The links to the left provide information about how to prepare for and manage the transition from undergraduate study to employment or further study. The material is organised under the following headings.

  • Entry routes
  • Entry requirements
  • Application process
  • Undergraduate preparation
  • Our support
  • Useful links

Career Development Service (CDS)

The University of Leicester Career Development Service (CDS) is there to support you in making the next step to employment or further study. First, activate your 'My Careers' account on the CDS website. This is where you'll find detailed advice and development opportunities.

The CDS also offers tailored 1-2-1 support. Each appointment is 15 minutes long and you can drop in or pre-book an appointment up to a week in advance.  All face-to-face appointments take place in the CDS in the Percy Gee.

Useful links

Prospects. The UK's official graduate careers website.

Prospects - Career Planner. Online questionnaire that identifies suitable jobs based on skills, motivations and desires (and lets you access the latest vacancies).

New Scientist jobs.

LinkedIn. A social media site that allows you to promote yourself, join professional groups and search for jobs.

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Contact details:

School of Biological Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
T: +44 (0)116 252 2907

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Information about careers can be found in the Biological Sciences


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