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Career Opportunities

Our MSc programmes open up a wide range of career opportunities.

They provide you with:

  • specialist in–depth knowledge in areas of current relevance
  • interdisciplinary knowledge, so broadening career choices and options
  • vital transferable skills including team working, communicating with peers and sector specialists, logical reasoning, innovation, organisation and planning, and report writing and oral presentation.
  • a foundation for a specific career or a career change
  • a boost to your current career
  • skills to prepare you for a PhD

Our dedicated placement officer helps MSc students explore opportunities to secure work and project placements.

MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management

This MSc is suitable for those looking for a career in biotechnology and related industrial sectors where employees need multidisciplinary knowledge. Graduates work in a wide range of jobs including project management, business development and general managerial positions.

Career destinations of our alumni include: the Binding Site Group Ltd, Tata Technologies, AkzoNobel, Frost & Sullivan, Pfizer, Novartis, the European Medicines Agency as well as numerous small to medium sized businesses and PhD programmes. Their job titles include Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Writer, Business Development Manager, Research Associate and Clinical Project Manager.

Read The Careers Blog to find out how Nalini Pinto (a Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management graduate) found a career in Scientific Writing. Check out her blog on the importance of networking.

Look at further alumni career destinations (PDF Document) and view our student profiles.

MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate

This MSc is for those looking for a research career in environmental bioscience or to improve their employment prospects in governmental or non-governmental organisations concerned with environmental policy development. Graduates could expect to work in areas related to sustainability in farming systems, rural development, environmental management, science communication, policy and consultancy.

Alumni job titles include: Policy Outreach Officer at Climate Change Consortium of Wales; Science Editor and Marketing Manager; Environmental Marketing Officer; Global Sustainability Manager at Molson Coors Brewing; and Integrated Farm Management promotion for LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming).

Look at further alumni career destinations (PDF Document) and view our student profiles.

MSc Food Security

Demand for well qualified people to contribute to food production and the supply chain will increase. Governments require experts who are able to contribute to policy creation and legislation and non-governmental organisations need people who work at the interface of natural and social science.

This MSc prepares you for career paths in academic research and a wide range of public and commercial enterprises, government agencies, policy development and consultancy.

Career destinations include: Analyst Consultant for Air Quality at Ricardo-AEA, Assistant Manager at Gouria Agricultural Ventures Ltd, Abu Dhabi Farmers Service Centre and NGO work on sustainable agro-nutrition.

Look at further alumni career destinations (PDF Document) and view our student profiles.

MSc Medical Biotechnology and Business Management

This MSc is suitable for those looking for a career in medical biotechnology and related industrial sectors where employees need multidisciplinary knowledge. Graduates are expected to work in a wide range of jobs including project management, business development and general managerial positions.

Career destinations include: Analyst for Datamonitor Healthcare, Regulatory Affairs Consultant at The Binding Site, Clinical Trials Data Clerk for Oxford University Hospital, Associate Data Analyst for Abcam, Technology Graduate Associate at Parexel and MSD Woman's Health Account Executive at Ashfield Healthcare.

Look at further alumni career destinations (PDF Document) and view our student profiles.

MSc Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

You will acquire the skills necessary for career paths in the agriculture of crops, agronomy, crop trial management, and as policy development officers, technical commodity specialists and professional advisors. You will also be able to join sales teams for fertiliser, agrochemical and other specialist supply companies.

We expect graduates to become the industry’s future managers and leaders. Alumni have gone on to study for a PhD or, for example, into agronomy and agricultural consulting.

Career destinations include: Regional Technical Agronomist at Bayer CropScience, Trainee Agronomist at Valley Produce Ltd, Trainee Product Technologist at Berry World, Trainee Agronomist at Agrovista, Crop Trialist at Eurofins, Agronomist and Agricultural Consultant at Agrinig, Nigeria and Senior Field Technician at University of Warwick.

Look at further alumni career destinations (PDF Document) and view our student profiles.

The best thing about the MSc was the presentation and report writing for every module. Giving presentations boosted my confidence and improved my delivery skills which are very important in a corporate environment.

Shilpa Tejpal,
MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management

The course opened my eyes to areas of science I had not previously considered and emerging global problems that urgently need addressing. Undertaking the masters course forced me to reconsider my priorities and influenced my future career decisions.

Sam Reynolds,
MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate

My course absolutely prepared me for employment, and more so than I imagine any other course would due to the variety of things learnt and focus on how industry actually works with regards to biotechnology.

Ryan Macbeth
MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management