Science student working at a mircosopePhotograph courtesy of Imperial College London. Photographer: Thomas Angus.

Careers in Neuroscience

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With a degree in neuroscience or a related discipline there are many exciting careers from which to choose, both within research and in fields far beyond.

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People who study neuroscience can go on to have careers in:

  • Academia – research and teaching
  • Clinical sciences
  • Biotechnology and contract research
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Neuropsychology and psychiatry
  • Regulatory affairs, policy and research administration
  • Academic organisation and administration
  • Science communication, museum work and public engagement
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Publishing
  • The media

In addition to these careers, neuroscience is being applied to many other specialist fields, for example: neuroethics - the social, legal and ethical consequences of advances in brain research; neuroeconomics - risk-taking and decision making that influence business and the economy; and neurotechnology - combining engineering and IT with neuroscience.


The BNA has written this highly informative leaflet for A-Level / Scottish Advanced Highers / IB students upwards.  It covers basic neuroanatomy, undergraduate and postgraduate entry into neuroscience, and possible career paths involving neuroscience, as well as a selection of recent case studies from a range of neuroscientists. 

You are welcome to download your free copy here.  


How to achieve Fellowship success: The Person, The proposal, The Place, The Interview

This booklet has been put together by the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) to support early career researchers and to aid fellowship application success.The BNA have asked fellowship funders how they select their fellows and this guide takes you through what each is looking for, summarising the most important points first at the beginning and again at the end as a personal tick list for fellowship success

BNA members can access the guide here.