Degree Subject Information
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In addition to the in-depth subject knowledge you gain from studying biology, you develop a range of practical and technical skills from laboratory sessions. You also learn how to use specialist techniques and technical equipment and to confidently handle masses of diverse data and draw conclusions.
You also develop general skills from studying at undergraduate level. Your ability to learn, together with other skills you gain as a consequence of organising your own study, will be attractive to employers in all sectors.
If your course includes group project work and seminars, these develop team skills and communication skills, such as report writing and making presentations. If a placement is included in your course, it may help you to develop problem-solving and project and time management skills; self-reliance and initiative; business awareness; and strong interpersonal skills.
Your biology course may include an extended research project, possibly based in an existing research group. This enables you to develop project management, teamworking and organisational skills, and to stretch and demonstrate your ability to understand complex scientific data and information.
Consider the skills developed on your course as well as through your other activities, such as paid work, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies, leadership roles, etc. Think about how these can be used as evidence of your skills and personal attributes. Then you can start to market and sell who you really are, identify what you may be lacking and consider how to improve your profile. Take a look at job application advice for some useful tips.
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