University of Dundee

Graduate Destinations

We understand the importance of preparing our graduates to shape the world in which they live, not simply fit into pre-defined roles using pre-defined skills. Our graduates leave us prepared to take on the challenges of the modern world. Here are some examples of some of our graduate destinations:

Undergraduate

The graduate destinations of our undergraduate students are diverse ranging from careers in medical writing, teaching, the pharmaceutical industry and science communication. Many students undertake further study in subjects such as medicine, science communication and forensic science as well as PhDs in life sciences at prestigious institutions in the UK and beyond. Here are a few examples:

  • Senga Robertson-Albertyn

Graduated 2015. Honours Project: Science Communication. 

Senga completed a PhD in the Division of Plant Sciences and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher there. During her PhD, Senga has been recognised nationally for her public engagement work. She was awarded the Microbiology Society Outreach Prize 2018 and was the first postgraduate student to be awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Innovator’s Prize for Public Engagement in 2020.

“Being able to present your work is crucial in academia. At every career stage you need to be able to clearly articulate ideas and translate what you are doing in a way that works for a new student, a lab visitor or a professor. I even got a paper out of my undergrad public engagement project, describing an activity that shows how gut bacteria influence health. Publishing a paper definitely gave me the competitive edge when I applied for my PhD.” 

 

  • Margarita Kalamara

Graduated 2018 (MSci). Honours Project: Laboratory.

After completing her integrated Masters course, Margarita started a PhD in microbiology at the University of Dundee.

"The best thing about my course is that the teaching staff will go over and beyond to help their students in any way. I have been given so many opportunities since I started the course, from funded summer internships in research labs of the University to an honours project that was organised for me based on my own interests."

 

  • Daniel Squair

Graduated 2018. Honours Project: Laboratory.

Daniel came to Dundee through Access to Science course and an Applied Sciences HNC at Perth College. After achieving a first class degree, he is now undertaking a PhD at the University of Dundee. Read his story here.

“Now, I have a First Class Honours degree, and I am about to embark on a PhD with the Medical Research Council. My journey was not straightforward – I took the scenic route and enjoyed the trip!”

 

  • Caitlin MacInnes

Graduated 2019. Honours Project: Science Communication.

Caitlin was awarded Royal Society of Scotland Outreach Champion 2019, and is now a science communicator at Glasgow Science Centre.

"I’ve learned valuable skills that helped me to succeed in my degree and that I’ll be able to take forward in my career. I hope in future to continue sharing science with the public and advocating the importance in doing so within the field."

 

Stories about our undergraduates

Stories about our integrated masters students

 

Taught Postgraduate

Our suite of taught postgraduate courses were launched in autumn 2019. Students who have already completed their MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with the optional add ons of Business, Entrepreneurship, Management or Marketing have secured positions across the globe. Jobs include laboratory research, marketing and management positions in academia and industry, medical writing and futher study.

Stories about our taught postgraduate students

 

Masters by Research

Our masters by research courses have attracted applicants wanting to expand their lab experience by immersing themselves in a research environment for a whole year. This has included individuals with science and medical backgrounds.

Stories about our Masters by Research students