QGGA Graduate Destinations
QGGA graduates have a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills which provides an ideal foundation for doctoral studies. The MSc research project gives students an authentic research experience and is a very popular element of the course. Over the past three years, 70% of QGGA graduates of known destination have gone straight on to PhD degrees.
Many students are attracted to the excellent opportunities for quantitative biology research in Edinburgh. Over three quarters of those who proceed to a PhD are pursuing projects at the QGGA-associated Institutes, including the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and the Roslin Institute. Other recent destinations include top UK Universities such as Oxford, York and Manchester.
Other postgraduate courses
Of recent QGGA graduates, 10% have enrolled for further postgraduate training courses such as other Masters courses (in Edinburgh or elsewhere) and teacher training.
The QGGA course equips students with transferable skills that make them attractive to a wide variety of employers. 20% of recent graduates are pursuing careers with a range of different organisations including banks and the BBC.