You will have excellent career prospects with a BSc from Queen Mary. The latest data shows that 92 per cent* of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary for our graduates within six months of graduation is £25,000.
Our graduates go into a range of sectors, including clinical and laboratory work, as well as postgraduate research and study and science communication. Others transfer their skills into sectors such as marketing and finance.
*Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17
Preparing you for the future
Queen Mary graduates are highly employable, and our graduates are consistently in the top ten nationally for starting salaries (source: The Times and Sunday Times University League tables).
Our biological, biochemical and biomedical programmes will give you practical lab experience, as well as advanced scientific understanding. Our biological programmes offer practical experience of fieldwork, a great advantage for those interested in conservation or research.
All our programmes, including Psychology BSc, will give you experience of experimental and sampling design, hypothesis generation and testing.
You will develop a range of skills during your degree that will help you in whichever pathway you choose, including communication, IT skills, presenting, reporting, team-work, research and analysis.
“Besides good teaching and research, [QMUL] is one of the best universities for student employability and graduate starting salaries.”
Guardian University Guide 2015
Organisations employing our recent graduates include:
|GlaxoSmithKline||Barts Cancer Institute||PwC|
|Forestry Commission||Guy's Hospital||National Blood Service|
|Barts Health NHS Trust||UBS||Proctor and Gamble|
|Queen Elizabeth Hospital||The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health||Charing Cross Hospital|
|EY||Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||The Wolfson Institute|
|Northwest London Healthcare Trust||London Wildlife Trust||KPMG|
|St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||Genomics England||Deloitte|
|All Hallows Hospital||National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery||Great Ormond Street Hospital|
|London Imaging Centre||Princess Alexandra Hospital||Hammersmith Medicines Research|
|Public Health England||Institute of Cancer Research||Burgess Autistic Institute|
Below is a representative sample of professional roles our recent graduates have gone on to:
|Lecturer in Conservation and Ecology||Assistant Psychologist||Assistant Healthcare Specialist|
|Head of Translational Research||Plant Biochemist||Student Health Psychologist|
|Clinical Trials Associate||Clinical Trials Practitioner||Data Scientist|
|Graduate Financial Management||Financial Planning Analyst||Medical Laboratory Assistant|
|Mental Health Support Worker||Pharmacy Technician||Psychological Counsellor|
|Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner||Research Assistant||Research Technician|
|Senior Auditor||Shadowing Clinical Psychologist||Science Technician|
|Assistant Ranger||Technology Consultant||Embryology Associate|
|Trainee Cardiac Clinical Scientist||Genetic Technologist||Medical Devices Analyst|
*Data in both tables obtained from last five years SBBS alumni database
In addition to going into employment after graduation, many of our students also go on to postgraduate study, doing a Masters or PhD or gaining entry to a graduate medical school programme.