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After your degree

88% of our 2014 graduates were in work or further study six months after graduation

What job will I get?

Our students go on to do all sorts of things after they have completed their courses. Our alumni include a bird keeper for an international wildlife charity, the head of a secondary school biology department, a university professor and a wildlife centre manager.

Others work for museums, hospitals, government agencies and companies in the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, in areas including ecology, conservation, recycling and research.

Also, because our degrees give you skills that are useful in lots of different jobs, many students also pursue careers in journalism, law, accountancy and as professional technicians.

Graduate case studies database

Supporting you all the way

Careers support is available throughout your course, with general advice on CV writing, applications, interviews, psychometric tests and careers skills available. There are also workshops, leaflets, tips and talks tailored to APS students to help you get a job, events where you can meet prospective employers and opportunities for you to get work experience or a part-time job while you study.

Careers advice for APS students

Continuing your studies

Cutting-edge research is at the heart of everything we do in APS, and many of our students choose to stay with us to become full-time research students.

Find out more about postgraduate study in APS

Sarah JaggardSarah Jaggard

Primary School Class Teacher, Oughtibridge Primary School

"The biggest challenge was learning how to live independently away from home and make new friends as I was very homesick at first. I have learnt that I can do it, if I persevere."

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Laura PollittLaura Pollitt

Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

"Doing an MBiolSci Zoology in Sheffield was excellent preparation for a PhD in Evolutionary biology. It provided more research skills and I also gained confidence and experience by working in the lab."

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