Graduate careers in Biology
Our Biology graduates progress to successful careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural industries. Many find employment in:
- environmental agencies
- civil service
- forensic science
- food industry
- hospital analytical laboratories
- government and industrial research laboratories
In addition, there is a wide range of more general graduate employment for Biology graduates, which includes:
- health and clinical sciences
- medical sales and marketing
- science journalism
About one third of our recent Biology graduates have continued their studies to obtain a further qualification, such as a Masters degree or PhD.
We’re world leaders in Biological and Environmental research. We seek to understand the fundamental processes driving the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity – from how environments and ecosystems have changed over time, to predicting and mitigating the future impacts of anthropogenic change and natural hazards.
We’re involved with many international projects around the world, including in Malaysia, Botswana, Nigeria, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Ukraine, Hungary and China.
We consistently attract major research grant support from the Natural Environment Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, charitable trusts and industrial sponsors.
Our key areas of research:
- plant ecology and biogeography
- evolutionary ecology
- environmental protection
- environmental change
- landscape history
- biogeochemical cycling
- terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
- environment, heritage and policy
Postgraduate research opportunities
Study for a Biology, Ecology or Environmental Science PhD or MPhil at the University of Stirling and you’ll be supervised by experienced and expert staff. See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in: