Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology or Equivalent Scientific Qualification

APS133 Skills for Biologists 1

Aims/Description: The Career Development for Biologists module will explore career paths open to biology graduates including employment as a professional biologist, postgraduate study, teaching, enterprise activities and the development of transferable skills. Students will identify and research career options and the skills that they have, or need to acquire, to pursue these options. They will develop and implement an action plan during the course of the module, and participate in the APS careers fair. Teaching methods will include seminars, group work and portfolio development.

Staff Contact: Dr Jonathan Graves
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Animal and Plant Sciences):

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