9th March 2017
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.
Photograph courtesy of Imperial College London. Photographer: Thomas Angus.
Careers in Neuroscience
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
- 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.
NEUROSCIENCE - UNRAVELLING THE MYSTERIES OF THE BRAIN: A Career Guide for Students
The BNA has written this highly informative career guide 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.