Completing this qualification will equip you with key transferable skills which will be relevant to your career and the workplace, including critical evaluation, problem solving and making sound judgements and decisions in complex situations. You will also learn to communicate information and conclusions to specialist scientific audiences, work effectively as part of a team, demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level. You will develop your independent learning skills, and enhance your skills in locating information and communicating with others in both professional and academic contexts.
Coupled with practical experience, this qualification could open up career opportunities in various scientific and medical research fields in the public and private sectors – for example, in pharmaceutical companies, the NHS, medical research, universities, commercial laboratories, and independent healthcare providers.
There is more information about how OU study can improve your employability in the OU’s Employability Statement from our Careers Advisory Service. You can also read or download our publication OU study and your career and look at our subject pages to find out about career opportunities.