We understand the importance of preparing our graduates to shape the world in which they live, not simply fit into pre-defined roles using pre-defined skills. Our graduates leave us prepared to take on the challenges of the modern world. Here are some examples of some of our graduate destinations:
The graduate destinations of our undergraduate students are diverse ranging from careers in medical writing, teaching, the pharmaceutical industry and science communication. Many students undertake further study in subjects such as medicine, science communication and forensic science as well as PhDs in life sciences at prestigious institutions in the UK and beyond. Here are a few examples:
Graduated 2015. Honours Project: Science Communication.
Senga completed a PhD in the Division of Plant Sciences and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher there. During her PhD, Senga has been recognised nationally for her public engagement work. She was awarded the Microbiology Society Outreach Prize 2018 and was the first postgraduate student to be awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Innovator’s Prize for Public Engagement in 2020.
“Being able to present your work is crucial in academia. At every career stage you need to be able to clearly articulate ideas and translate what you are doing in a way that works for a new student, a lab visitor or a professor. I even got a paper out of my undergrad public engagement project, describing an activity that shows how gut bacteria influence health. Publishing a paper definitely gave me the competitive edge when I applied for my PhD.”
Graduated 2018 (MSci). Honours Project: Laboratory.
After completing her integrated Masters course, Margarita started a PhD in microbiology at the University of Dundee.
"The best thing about my course is that the teaching staff will go over and beyond to help their students in any way. I have been given so many opportunities since I started the course, from funded summer internships in research labs of the University to an honours project that was organised for me based on my own interests."
Graduated 2018. Honours Project: Laboratory.
Daniel came to Dundee through Access to Science course and an Applied Sciences HNC at Perth College. After achieving a first class degree, he is now undertaking a PhD at the University of Dundee. Read his story here.
“Now, I have a First Class Honours degree, and I am about to embark on a PhD with the Medical Research Council. My journey was not straightforward – I took the scenic route and enjoyed the trip!”
Graduated 2019. Honours Project: Science Communication.
Caitlin was awarded Royal Society of Scotland Outreach Champion 2019, and is now a science communicator at Glasgow Science Centre.
"I’ve learned valuable skills that helped me to succeed in my degree and that I’ll be able to take forward in my career. I hope in future to continue sharing science with the public and advocating the importance in doing so within the field."
Stories about our undergraduates
- Life Sciences Graduate has COVID-19 research published in microbiology journal
- Life Sciences graduate’s search for COVID-19 treatments
- Interview with Life Sciences graduate Nicola Goodman who has been contributing to the flight against COVID-19 as a research technican
- Life Sciences students named amongst World's best at 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards
- Medical Research Scotland Funding success for 2019 summer students
- Graduate named Royal Society for Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion 2017
- Triple success at Global Undergraduate Awards 2017 for Life Sciences Students
- Student to develop new sign language for science
- Honours Project students help in the battle against heart disease
- Undergraduate student publishes review on eczema
- Alumni Paralympian Hannah Dines thanks teaching staff in Rio postcard
Stories about our integrated masters students
Our suite of taught postgraduate courses were launched in autumn 2019. Students who have already completed their MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with the optional add ons of Business, Entrepreneurship, Management or Marketing have secured positions across the globe. Jobs include laboratory research, marketing and management positions in academia and industry, medical writing and futher study.
Stories about our taught postgraduate students
Masters by Research
Our masters by research courses have attracted applicants wanting to expand their lab experience by immersing themselves in a research environment for a whole year. This has included individuals with science and medical backgrounds.