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Advanced laboratory training.

BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

Careers and employability

This programme is designed to prepare you for employment in a wide variety of professional careers and helps to develop the key transferable skills valued by employers. These skills range from identifying and solving problems, to efficient communication, leadership and management. Key vocational skills, such as advanced laboratory training within molecular biology, also enhance your employability. Additionally, those students undertaking a Professional Training Year have an additional and invaluable insight into the professional workplace, having also potentially gained an employer reference for their CV.

Science graduates compete well in the wider graduate employment market, as they offer strong analytical and problem-solving skills valued highly across all sectors.

Future career pathways include:

  • Postgraduate study, either at a university or with the NHS
  • Employment in knowledge industries, such as pharmaceuticals or medical technology. Roles might include research and development, clinical trials, or sales and marketing
  • Training and employment to become a Scientific Officer in the Civil Service
  • NHS management
  • Postgraduate training for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP)
  • Graduate entry to professional degrees such as radiotherapy
  • Graduate entry to medicine*, dentistry or other accredited healthcare programmes
  • Study medicine at Exeter Medical School**

*Final year students on track to get a 2:1 or 1st may apply to join the medical programme at Exeter and will be guaranteed an interview; we will waive the normal requirement for applicants not coming directly from school to take the GAMSAT.

**For those with a strong ambition to study medicine in the long term there will be a competitive-entry route for 10% of the year 1 cohort to join the year 1 of BMBS course at the medical school in Exeter. You are required to fulfil the following conditions:

  1. Must have obtained AAB (or equivalent) at A-level.
  2. A high standard of academic performance as defined by
    1. Overall performance at the end of Year 1 BSc Medical Sciences at a first or 2:1 level, using the University’s established classification.
    2. Performance in the final Integrated Clinical Science Module exam will be a decisive factor. Students will be ranked according to their score in this examination.
    3. No unsatisfactory element of the professionalism module in the BSC in Medical Sciences Year 1.
  3. Personal references – satisfactory references from the small group facilitator and personal tutor, according to a structured reference.
  4. Satisfactory performance at interviews to be held at the end of the third term. The usual UKCAT requirements will be waived.
  5. Entry to BMBS programme is subject to satisfactory occupational health check and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) report. Please contact UEMS admissions for further information