Life Sciences employability

Practitioner and transferable skills

Scientific writing, problem-based learning, case studies

You will learn to apply scientific ideas and methods to solve complex problems from the real world. These skills are transferable to a range of graduate careers and so will enhance your employability.

Data presentation and referencing

Communicating complex concepts, data and conclusions is key to effective team working. You will learn effective and innovate ways of presenting your data throughout the course.

Research ethics training

As a professional scientist you will always need to consider the ethical implications of your research methods and the potential impact of the outcomes. Throughout the course you will consider the necessary approvals required before undertaking research work.

Mindmaps, collaboration and communication skills

As a professional you will need to work in groups with other scientists and non-scientists as you work together towards a common goal. We will help you develop your skills so that you can become an effective member of any team.

Personal and professional development

CVs development, applications and interviews

We will work with you to ensure that your CV is good reflection of your knowledge and skills. This support then continues so that you are ready to make effective job applications and perform well in interviews and at assessment centres.

Project diary and reflective practice assessed

As you develop through the course we will encourage you to reflect on your progress and think about your strengths and areas for development. Doing this will improve your employability.

Subject-specific practitioner lectures

All our courses are related to areas of professional practice and so we will help you develop your professionalism. We will do this by introducing you to current practitioners so that you can understand the ways they work and the routes to employment that will be available to you.

Portfolio experience

Extended lab work comprises professional experience

You will undertake extended lab-based projects that mirror professional practice.

Final year lab-based individual projects

You will undertake a research project in your third year possibly within clinical, pharmaceutical, medical research laboratories at collaborating, or nearby, institutions.

On-site scene of crime room

Forensic Science students develop direct experience of crime scene work through our dedicated scene of crime room.

Professional recognition and endorsement

Industry advisory board updates on employment

We liaise regularly with the appropriate industries and public services to ensure our life sciences courses are relevant and up-to-date.

Course accreditation

The Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) accredits our Biomedical Science degree while the physiology laboratories you will use have full accreditation by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES).

Professional conduct taught

We will explain the role of a professional code of conduct and ensure that you are familiar with expectations upon you. This will help you develop your professionalism.


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