Applied Sciences

Our graduates find work in public and private sector organisations in a range of jobs.


of our Applied Sciences graduates are in work or further study after 6 months*

*The structure and coverage of this survey are determined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) employment indicator 2016/17, published in July 2018.

Biological Science

Biological Science graduates find work in:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screener/Grader
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Money Laundering Officer
  • Cell Process Technician
  • Software Tester and Deployment
  • Recruitment Consultant.

Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science graduates find roles like:

  • Scientific Officer
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Research Technician
  • Microbiology Analyst
  • Independent Consultant and Medical Writer
  • Drug Safety Associate
  • Graduate Research Scientist.

Environmental Science, Wildlife and Ecology

Environmental Science, Wildlife and Ecology graduates find roles like:

  • Higher Statistical Office
  • Media and Events co-ordinator
  • Permitting Officer
  • Environmental Tutor
  • Organised Survey Explosive Device Technician
  • Fundraiser
  • Property Manager.

Top graduate employers

Thanks to the transferable skills they develop, some graduates go into business-focused careers such as consultancy, financial sector, business and management.

The South West has a wide range of potential employers including a large research sector. Our graduates find jobs with these, farther afield or overseas. Examples of recent graduate employers include:

  • Police forces - for example, Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • Forensic science companies - for example, Key Forensic Services and LGC Forensics
  • NHS trusts - for example, North Bristol NHS Trust and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Environment Agency
  • Office for National Statistics
  • The Institute of Cancer Research
  • Nuffield Health
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies - for example, Catalent Pharma Solutions and Glaxosmithcline
  • County Councils - for example, Cornwall County Council
  • Business sector - for example, Lloyds Bank, Lush Cosmetics, Dyson.

Further study

Approximately one third of graduates go on to further study or research for a PhD. Courses and research areas pursued by recent graduates include:

Find out more about our Applied Sciences courses

See more information about UWE Bristol's excellent university rankings and reputation.

Career support throughout your degree

From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice -; from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

Strong employer partnerships

We have employer partners who shape our courses; give careers presentations and advice; and provide placements and work experience. They also attend our annual Science Futures Fair along with employers like the Woodlands Trust, Thermofisher, the Civil Service, and Avon and Somerset Police. This gives students the opportunity to learn about diverse careers across a range of sectors.

Industry-ready graduates

Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. And while our students are here, we provide one-to-one support to help them find experience that fits their career plans.

Placement students are more likely to go into high-level graduate jobs and have a higher average starting salary. As well as helping our students find a placement, we will prepare them through employability workshops. Find out more about placements.

Specialist careers support

Sector-specific careers advice is available for each department and one-to-ones are available with our dedicated team. There's a ‘wall of work’ advertising the latest internships and graduate opportunities. And students can come to weekly careers panels, seminars and workshops to find out more about opportunities.

And it doesn't end when students graduate. Alumni can access our careers services up until three years after graduation.

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