Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate destinations

Cellular and Molecular Medicine refers to a range of course subjects with significant overlap. Graduates of these subjects develop a broad range of skills throughout their degree studies, from technical skills that are directly relevant to lab work and practical research, to skills that transfer well into a wide variety of roles.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours (BSc) courses, including those with industrial experience, in mulitple programmes including Cancer Biology and Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Pathology and Microbiology and Virology and Immunology
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 33 UK graduates from 2017/18; this is a response rate of 64.7%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 58%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 0%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 30%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 0%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 3%
Doing something else 9%

Sector information

Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduates have the ability to communicate findings and complex information verbally and in writing, as well as developing problem solving, individual and team working, and IT skills through study alone. They also develop excellent practical lab skills, and the ability to manipulate statistics as well as conduct literature searches, making them well suited to working in the health sector.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates

Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations


Research and experimental development on biotechnology

Other sectors (9 sectors) 10

Employers and occupations

Other graduates choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline. Previous Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduates have entered areas of work including health, science and pharmaceuticals, as well as finance, banking, IT, accounting and the media.

Examples of employers

  • University of Bristol
  • UK Government
  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Adecco Group

Examples of occupations

  • Scientific Officer
  • Higher Healthcare Technical Officer
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Junior Project Manager
  • Production Technician

Further study

Qualification typePercentage of graduates

Higher degree, mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil, MPhil, MRes)


Higher degree, mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA)


Postgraduate diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)


Professional qualification


Undergraduate degree (including integrated master’s degrees) (e.g. BA, BSc, MBChB, MEng)

Other undergraduate diploma or certificate not specified above 8%
Other qualification 0%
Not aiming for a formal qualification 0%

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