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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Human Biology

Slides from our 2019 Graduate Entry Medicine presentation can be found on our Learn module.

Your careers team

Gill Clarke, Careers Consultant

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Gill can support you with:

Finding and applying for jobs, placements and a range of graduate opportunities. She offers 20 minute Quick Advice appointments and is available at the Careers Help Point on selected days in the Bridgeman Building. 

Exploring your career options within a 30 minute Careers Consultation.

Mock interviews to practise interview questions and receive feedback.

She also delivers presentations and workshops tailored to individual programmes and year groups within SSEHS, including Personal Best lectures and CV workshops.

Sophie Flight, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Sophie can support you with:

  • Applying for jobs – CVs, cover letters and other applications.
  • Helping you find opportunities, including internships and placements.
  • Interview support. 

She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments at The Place that you can book on Careers Online.

Clare Wright, Placements and Work Based Learning Officer

Based in The Place in Stewart Mason, Clare can help you with:
• Finding, applying and setting up placements within your department. You can email Clare on

Key skills developed during your degree

  • A good understanding of information technology
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Presentation and oral communication
  • Research and data analysis
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Time-management and planning skills
  • Written communication; including report writing, time-management and planning

Career options

Careers directly related to Human Biology:

  • Clinical Scientist
  • Laboratory Analyst/Scientist
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Research Scientist
  • Science Writer
  • Teaching

 Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Management

Further study

NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP): Postgraduate training involving three years of work-based training, leading to an accredited master's degree and certification of achievement in one of nine themed pathways: 

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate taught programmes across the areas of health science, sport performance and social sciences of sport, education and society: 

SSEHS also offer Research degree opportunities within Biomedical Sciences:

Further study elsewhere:

Find a Masters in Life & Chemical Sciences and Medical & Health Sciences

Find a Phd across the world

Popular areas of Further Study:

This is according to Loughborough University’s DLHE Statistics between 2011/12 – 2013/14:

  • MPhil - Biological Anthropology
  • MPhil - Public Health
  • MRes - Human Biology
  • MSc - Exercise Physiology
  • MSc - Medical Science
  • MSc – Physiotherapy
  • MSc - Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • MSc in Clinical Science
  • PhD - Healthcare Engineering
  • PGCE
  • Teach First

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Human Biology graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Human Biology

  • Main activity: 94.6% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £23,061 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Sectors: 22% were working in human health and social work activities, 22% were in manufacturing, 17% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 13% were in administrative and support service activities and 13% were in education.
  • Location: 26% were working in London, 26% in the South East, 22% in the East Midlands, 13% in the East of England, 4% in the North West, 4% in the South West and 4% in the West Midlands.

Employers included:

Ashfield Healthcare, Bio Products Laboratory Ltd, Birmingham Women's Hospital, British Triathlon, Cotts Beverages, FRP Advisory, Frimley Health, GSK, Gleeds, Kantar Worldpanel, NHS, PwC, Team Triumph, Wiser.

Roles included:

Bowel Cancer Screening Administrator, Business Development Executive, Finance Associate, Graduate Intern to Wet Labs, Healthcare Science Assistant, Key Accounts Specialist & Talent Acquisition Partner, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Medical Sales Representative, Pharmaceutical Technician, Research Management and Governance Administrator, Respiratory Therapy Representative.

Further Study included:

MSc in Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics, MSc Oncology, MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Translational Neuroscience, Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health, PhD Metabiological Diabetes

Further information:

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department.

Resources to research career areas




Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

You will receive regular “SSEHS: Your Careers Update” emails from Claire. These will include graduate jobs, internships, placements, work experience and upcoming events tailored to your school. These emails are designed for your needs so if you have any suggestions or feedback please let us know.

Websites to search for opportunities:

  • Careers Online - Our website for vacancies and opportunities and internally through your department.
  • Year In Industry – This organisation can help match you to industrial placements. It's free to use for our students.           
  • Gradcracker - Search for internships, placements and graduate opportunities.
  • TargetJobs - Browse opportunities, career sectors, internships and careers advice.
  • Prospects - Search for graduate jobs. 
  • STEM Graduates - Search for STEM specific graduate jobs.
  • Ask in your department.

 Biology specific websites:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):