Careers and connections in Sciences


Choose Staffordshire University and we’ll help you become part of the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and ground-breaking researchers.

Our Science courses prepare you for the world of work, combining academic study with lots of practical learning. You'll be a problem solver; able to use your training, laboratory and fieldwork experience to make a real difference.

You’ll learn the essentials skills and develop the knowledge required to build a successful and rewarding career upon graduation.

And our links with industry mean you’ll have access to a community of researchers and professionals that extends beyond our university.

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Your career

Our Bioscience graduates move into careers such as research and development across both public and private sectors. Typically, graduates find work in the NHS or private medical laboratories or go on to study further at a doctorate level.

Our Psychology graduates find themselves in the perfect place to take their study further into health psychology, applied research, counselling and clinical psychology. Plus, all our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which is necessary if you wish to pursue a career in psychology or in the wider psychological workforce.

Career opportunities include:

  • Social work
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • NHS biomedical scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Psychology support worker
  • Clinical researcher
  • Microbiologist

Megan Smith

Graduated 2012

After her BSc degree Megan worked with children with learning disabilities and mental health conditions, she went on to study for her MA in Social Work.

Megan's story

Work experience

Whatever science course you choose to study at Staffordshire University, you will have the opportunity of a work placement, where you’ll gain practical experience and build connections to give you an edge in your future career.

On our Biology courses, opportunities for placement could include laboratory research, teaching experience, running school science clubs and volunteering on nature research projects.

On our Psychology courses, undergraduates can choose to take a placement year (a structured work experience opportunity which enables you to develop and implement psychology specific and transferable skills whilst getting experience in a professional working environment) or participate in the psychology summer research internship scheme (the opportunity to work on real-life research projects).

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Our students

The best part of the course has definitely been having the opportunity to make a contribution to psychology research by creating and conducting my own study on a topic that I am interested in. I feel like having the freedom to choose my own research area and collect my own data has been a great experience, and one that will definitely become useful in the future.

I also really enjoyed having the chance to study so many different areas of psychology, including comparative psychology, social psychology, child psychology or neuropsychology. Some of which I have never been aware of before, making the course so much more interesting and unique.

Dominika Rabinska

BSc (Hons) Psychology

During my placement with Midlands Psychology CIC I had the opportunity to gain experiences that an undergraduate student could only dream of. I shadowed and worked closely with some incredible clinicians, who have taught me more than I ever thought possible. Furthermore, I gained experience within the Looked After Children Service and Supported Living Service. Working with these services has given me many fond memories and broadened my interests beyond the fields that I already knew.

Meredith Danks

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Staffordshire University. I loved studying Biology and getting that crucial practical experience in the lab which proved essential for my career.

As a mature student I was anxious about returning to full time education, but the lecturers were incredibly supportive and made me believe in myself.

After graduating I was able to pursue a career in science and I love my job working in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory. I can't recommend this university enough, so if you are thinking about higher education then go for it!

Emma Stanfield

Biological Science graduate

I had a great three years studying Biomedical Science, completing my IBMS Registration Portfolio and being awarded the IBMS President Prize, which opened the doors to my current position.

I am now employed at the Royal Stoke Hospital as a Haematology and Transfusion Biomedical Scientist where my roles range from providing blood products in emergency situations and escalating abnormal findings such as new leukaemias to the clinical team. 

George Machin

BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science

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