Queen Mary University of London’s Life Sciences Initiative aligns with the Government’s focus on the life sciences as a key growth area in the UK’s economy. This growth brings with it demands for skilled graduates to work in a variety of different jobs within the sector, ranging from bench scientists, to clinicians, to IT experts, to engineers, to professional services and consultancies.
QMUL’s location in the UK’s capital city, which has a significant concentration of life sciences research and development and which is part of the ‘Golden triangle’ of London, Oxford and Cambridge, and its involvement in the Mayor of London’s MedCity initiative, makes QMUL an ideal place for students to study, gain work experience and move on into interesting and fulfilling careers.
The breadth of the Life Sciences Initiative, spanning all three faculties at QMUL (Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry, and Science and Engineering), enables students to take full advantage of the multidisciplinary opportunities available at undergraduate and postgraduate level, thereby helping to improve their attractiveness to potential employers.
Examples of jobs that QMUL life sciences students have moved into include: clinical science, biomedical science, chemical pathology, clinical biochemistry, medical information, journalism, biotech sales and development, marketing, finance, nursing and health care work.
QProjects is an award-winning work experience programme based in the Careers and Enterprise Centre at QMUL. It links our work with the local community with our wider remit to help our students gain valuable work experience during their studies.
Find out more about QProjects.