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Hi, I am thinking about doing a natural sciences degree, and wondered if anyone had any experience of doing this degree, and particularly the job prospects afterwards? I am currently predicted 4A* in maths, biology, chemistry, and physics, and so am going to try for Cambridge NatSci. My favourite subjects are probably biology and then physics, and I'd like to combine the two especially since the job oppurtunities for a biology graduate do not seem too promising. Thanks for any help!
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Hi, I am thinking about doing a natural sciences degree, and wondered if anyone had any experience of doing this degree, and particularly the job prospects afterwards? I am currently predicted 4A* in maths, biology, chemistry, and physics, and so am going to try for Cambridge NatSci. My favourite subjects are probably biology and then physics, and I'd like to combine the two especially since the job oppurtunities for a biology graduate do not seem too promising. Thanks for any help!
Hi there,

I am a final year Natural Sciences student, so hopefully I can help.

I definitely wouldn't say that the job opportunities for biology graduates aren't promising, as they certainly are! It just depends on what fields you specialise in, to be honest. Just because some people who study biology go into less "prestigious" roles (so to speak) like teaching, doesn't mean that others don't go into well-paying, more "prestigious" roles such as working in labs or in research. With a Natural Sciences degree, focused on biology and physics, you could go into literally any career that relates to what you've studied. Natural Sciences graduates also often go into business and finance, as the skills from their degree are transferrable to those fields. Biology and physics is a more niche combination, so you'd be more employable in that regard as it is a less common combination.

If you want an idea of graduate roles for NatSci students, please look at the documents on this webpage that show what roles Bath NatSci graduates have gone into. As you can see, graduates go into a massive array of roles from lab-work and research, to business and office based roles. If you have any other questions, about NatSci, industrial placements, Bath or anything really, please let me know

I hope this has helped and given you some insight,
Jessica, a final year NatSci student
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Hi there,

I am a final year Natural Sciences student, so hopefully I can help.

I definitely wouldn't say that the job opportunities for biology graduates aren't promising, as they certainly are! It just depends on what fields you specialise in, to be honest. Just because some people who study biology go into less "prestigious" roles (so to speak) like teaching, doesn't mean that others don't go into well-paying, more "prestigious" roles such as working in labs or in research. With a Natural Sciences degree, focused on biology and physics, you could go into literally any career that relates to what you've studied. Natural Sciences graduates also often go into business and finance, as the skills from their degree are transferrable to those fields. Biology and physics is a more niche combination, so you'd be more employable in that regard as it is a less common combination.

If you want an idea of graduate roles for NatSci students, please look at the documents on this webpage that show what roles Bath NatSci graduates have gone into. As you can see, graduates go into a massive array of roles from lab-work and research, to business and office based roles. If you have any other questions, about NatSci, industrial placements, Bath or anything really, please let me know

I hope this has helped and given you some insight,
Jessica, a final year NatSci student
That's been very helpful thank you, especially looking at that document!
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That's been very helpful thank you, especially looking at that document!
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No problem, I'm glad I could help and please let me know if you have any more questions

Jessica, a final year NatSci student
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