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This Biomedical Sciences course provides a strong foundation to pursue academic research, work in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, or apply for an accelerated graduate entry course in medicine.

An Oxford education provides a fantastic platform for the future. To ensure that you stand out in an ever more competitive graduate job market, the University’s Careers Service, provides you with the opportunity to boost your CV, gain practical experience, meet employers and find out about vacancies on offer.                                                                    

For Biomedical Sciences students, in addition to the opportunities advertised by the Careers Service, summer research placements/studentships and opportunities for postgraduate study are frequently advertised to current students. The Course Director also arranges for a Careers Adviser from the University Careers Service to give a presentation to all students on the course during their second year. We asked the 35 students graduating from the course in 2015 what their immediate plans were, and here are their answers:

Progressing to Masters Degrees

9 students

Progressing to Graduate-entry Medicine courses

6 students

Progressing to PhD’s/DPhil’s

3 students

Research internships (overseas)

3 students

Getting further lab experience before applying for a PhD

3 students

Entering employment (including consulting, technology risk assurance, faststream civil service, NHS Scientist Training Programme)

4 students

Planning to seek employment (including politics/policy)

3 students

Travel / Work

3 students

No plans

1 student

Though some students may wish to pursue other Master's degree specialisations after acquiring the MBiomedSci degree, in most cases it will be possible to progress directly to doctoral study.