Date of entry

September 2022

A degree in biochemistry opens the door to many career options. Graduates are in great demand in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare agricultural and food industries, with openings for laboratory work or in the marketing, sales and management areas. Comparable openings can be found in the various agricultural, medical and veterinary research institutes, hospitals and the scientific Civil Service, in teaching in further or higher education, and in publishing and scientific patenting.

Dundee is a rapidly expanding centre for biotechnology with new firms opening and forming links with our biochemists.

We encourage you to do a work placement to get a taste of the new industries.

Micha Thompson
“I now work as a Medical Writer for a global healthcare communications agency, which is a dream job for me. The university allowed me to realise what I was good at and what aspects of the scientific community I was most interested in. I was able to focus my honours year project on science communication as opposed to a lab-based project, which was fantastic for me as I never saw myself working in a lab or going on to do research-based further education. The variety of coursework that I did during my time at the university definitely helped me prepare for the job I do today.”

Micha Thompson, BSc Biochemistry graduate 2018, from Scotland

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