What job will I get?
Lots of 21st century workplaces are built around biological science graduates. In-depth knowledge of organisms and ecosystems is central to environmental policy, healthcare and conservation. Our students are also in a great position to work at the forefront of emerging disciplines such as data science and green technology.
Our students go on to inspire others, as teachers and museum curators, science journalists and wildlife filmmakers. Some enter academia, the charitable sector or government. Others join one of the many industry-based graduate schemes that are open to people with a good degree from a top university.
If you're interested in continuing to study in Animal and Plant Sciences, we run three masters courses and have a range of PhD opportunities each year.
Support while you study
As an Animal and Plant Sciences student, you'll get lots of support to help you work out what you want to do after graduation, and the steps you need to take to get there. All of our students have a personal tutor who can provide careers advice throughout your course, and our Careers for Biologists modules is designed to help you plan your career and find a great job after you've finished your degree.
The University's Careers Service runs workshops on CV and application writing, job hunting and preparing for interviews. They offer tips tailored to molecular bioscience students, events where you can meet employers, and opportunities to get work experience while you study. Schemes such as the Sheffield Graduate Award and the Skills for Work Certificate will help you show employers that you're ready for the world of work. The Careers Service will continue to support you for three years after you graduate.
Ben Cherry completed our BSc Zoology course, which led to an award-winning career as an environmental photojournalist.
Degree with Employment Experience
Joel, pictured, spent his year working as a UK Native Seed Hub Assistant at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He was a key part of the team responsible for running Kew's seed bank, which is central to national and international seed conservation efforts.