The wider life sciences sector employs 250,000 people in roles such as drug discovery, trials and development, medical devices manufacturing and more.
From biomedical engineers and scientists to geneticists, chemists to pharmacologists, neuroscientists to psychologists, these roles are contributing to major challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate emergency.
Our programmes allow you to pursue your interest in science and develop a career with applications to healthcare and medicine. Whether you aspire to solve medical challenges as a laboratory-based researcher, change lives by developing new medical devices or enter into healthcare management, we offer an exciting range of entry routes.
When you finish your degree, you might also wish to follow in the footsteps of many of our graduates and continue into medicine either here or elsewhere.
I recommend exploring other healthcare related careers that might also appeal to you. I am so glad that I studied biochemistry first, it gave me an appreciation for research, as well as a pathway into my medical degree. It also gave me a very different university experience.— Dr Samerah Saeed, Surgical Trainee, Biochemistry BSc, then Medicine MBBS
If you're not sure which subject area might be the right one for you, our short online course will help you research your options and find the best match.
Our graduates have gone on to amazing careers in the health sector and beyond.
Tasqeen Ahmed studied Biochemistry and is now a Vaccines and Immunisation Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Health. Watch her video below or explore more alumni stories.
If you're not sure which alternative option is right for you, we're here to help:
You can chat to our students online anytime to discover what it's like to study at Queen Mary.
Our Alternatives to Medicine and Dentistry hub has lots of information and resources for you to find out more about the different options available.