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Biochemistry BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Biochemistry graduates work in a variety of roles in universities, industry, hospitals, agriculture, research institutes and education. Good career opportunities exist in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food, brewing, biotechnology and agrochemicals, where biochemical knowledge is needed to develop new products and monitor the production of existing ones. Graduates also use their degree to work in areas such as marketing, patents, technical sales, regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, the legal and financial professions, commerce and teaching.

Suitably qualified graduates can use their degree for graduate entry to medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. This degree also provides a firm base for a higher degree such as a PhD, MSc or PGCE.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Research technician
  • Scientific trainee
  • Tissue culture technician
  • Quality control scientist
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Scientific officer
  • Production chemist


  • Sainsburys
  • Imperial College
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Isolagen Europe
  • Genyme Diagnostics
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Institute of Cancer Research

Careers and recruitment advice

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.

Students practising interview skills at a 'speed interviewing' eventThe team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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