Careers

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.

Careers

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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
  • 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.


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.  If you have a UK address, you can also request to be sent a free printed copy by emailing office@bna.org.uk.