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    I am applying for:

    Bangor University - Biomedical Sciences
    University of Kent - Biomedical Sciences
    Lancaster University - Biomedical Science
    University of Liverpool - Biological Sciences
    University of Liverpool - Biological and Medical Sciences

    I have completed A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geography and the Welsh BAC and sent the UCAS to my school the other day I am so keen to start getting offers because I'm on a gap year and waiting another year to go to university is so difficult so fingers crossed!! :P The places I really want to go to are Liverpool and Lancaster!
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    Finally got college to predict me an A in biology! (after weeks of nagging) Just hoping UCL or Imperial will give me a chance now.
    So, applying with AAAa + EPQ now (chem, bio, geology, classics). Not got great GCSE's AAAABBBBBC and an illness related resit year + bad grades.
    Applying to: UCL, Imperial, Royal Holloway, Leeds and possibly Queen Mary's (rethinking that one)
    What do you think my chances are? I think the resit year is going to be a massive pain even with surgery notes etc. :s
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    (Original post by christaphwoar)
    I am applying for:

    Bangor University - Biomedical Sciences
    University of Kent - Biomedical Sciences
    Lancaster University - Biomedical Science
    University of Liverpool - Biological Sciences
    University of Liverpool - Biological and Medical Sciences

    I have completed A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geography and the Welsh BAC and sent the UCAS to my school the other day I am so keen to start getting offers because I'm on a gap year and waiting another year to go to university is so difficult so fingers crossed!! :P The places I really want to go to are Liverpool and Lancaster!
    I hope you get an offer! What grades did you get? Liverpool looks really good
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    (Original post by louthelion)
    hey i'm applying to do zoology at Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool John Moores, Hull and Aberystwyth! I am finding my statement near impossible I just do not know what to write!!
    Theres some great examples on here. Mainly in natural science but still useful
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    (Original post by abbie4884)
    Finally got college to predict me an A in biology! (after weeks of nagging) Just hoping UCL or Imperial will give me a chance now.
    So, applying with AAAa + EPQ now (chem, bio, geology, classics). Not got great GCSE's AAAABBBBBC and an illness related resit year + bad grades.
    Applying to: UCL, Imperial, Royal Holloway, Leeds and possibly Queen Mary's (rethinking that one)
    What do you think my chances are? I think the resit year is going to be a massive pain even with surgery notes etc. :s
    I think you should have a pretty good chance. I'm not an expert about resit years, but since you have extenuating circumstances I'm sure they'd understand!
    And it probably will be annoying having to prove your circumstances, but it'll be worth it if you get in!
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    What do you think?

    Should I take General Biology or Ecology and Biodiversity?

    I am mostly interested in studying about Animals and Plants.
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    (Original post by Pochi_X)
    What do you think?

    Should I take General Biology or Ecology and Biodiversity?

    I am mostly interested in studying about Animals and Plants.
    If you know you would prefer to focus on animals and plants then I'd say do ecology and biodiversity! Most courses have a common first year in biology, so you could probably swap from one to the other anyway.
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    (Original post by Pochi_X)
    What do you think?

    Should I take General Biology or Ecology and Biodiversity?

    I am mostly interested in studying about Animals and Plants.
    Straight biology may give you more opportunity to study exactly which modules you like
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    (Original post by EmilieTheGreat)
    If you know you would prefer to focus on animals and plants then I'd say do ecology and biodiversity! Most courses have a common first year in biology, so you could probably swap from one to the other anyway.
    I still have a year before deciding, leaning on ecology right now though.

    (Original post by abbie4884)
    Straight biology may give you more opportunity to study exactly which modules you like
    Give examples!
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    (Original post by Pochi_X)
    I still have a year before deciding, leaning on ecology right now though.



    Give examples!
    http://www.dur.ac.uk/biosciences/und...egree_planner/

    Biological sciences at Durham has a standard first year for everyone then you can pick and choose what you want, like what's shown on the link.

    There'll probably be similar layouts at other universities too if you have any ideas of where you wanna go.
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    (Original post by Pochi_X)
    What do you think?

    Should I take General Biology or Ecology and Biodiversity?

    I am mostly interested in studying about Animals and Plants.
    straight biology.

    I've met many professional biologists (ie they work in a biology research lab) who did specialised courses such as ecology and marine biology who've said that with hindsight they wish that they'd done straight biology then specialised later.
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    Anyone else applying to York? I kinda fell in love after the open day
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    (Original post by Neopolitan Girl)
    Anyone else applying to York? I kinda fell in love after the open day
    No, but I live in York and its a lovely city. I did work experience in Structural Biology at the uni as well
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    (Original post by Stir fried Giblets)
    http://www.dur.ac.uk/biosciences/und...egree_planner/

    Biological sciences at Durham has a standard first year for everyone then you can pick and choose what you want, like what's shown on the link.

    There'll probably be similar layouts at other universities too if you have any ideas of where you wanna go.
    That's one sweet program, but I'll be studying at New Zealand between Auckland U and VUW.


    (Original post by tgarrud)
    straight biology.

    I've met many professional biologists (ie they work in a biology research lab) who did specialised courses such as ecology and marine biology who've said that with hindsight they wish that they'd done straight biology then specialised later.

    Some people around told me in general doing an Undergraduate degree would be better in a general course, then specialize later post-graduate, doesn't only go for Biology, probably so that my choices of career are wider in a general course than a specialized course?
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    (Original post by Neopolitan Girl)
    Anyone else applying to York? I kinda fell in love after the open day
    I have! Just sent my application. It is the only university that I've applied to that I haven't been able to visit. Can you tell me a bit more about its location and the general campus please?

    Thanks
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    I have a horrible feeling tutor isn't going to do my reference untill after half term... D:
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    (Original post by abbie4884)
    I hope you get an offer! What grades did you get? Liverpool looks really good
    Me too haha I got ABC. A in Geography which was 1 away from an A* , B in Biology and a C in Chemistry which was 3 away from a B :'(. And I passed the Welsh BAC which is the equivalent to an A.
    I was going for pharmacy last year and got the offers but my grades were disappointing so I didn't get in so I've rethought everything
    I don't meet the entry requirements for Lancaster because they are not accepting the Welsh BAC for biomed this year but they've said that they'll still consider me.
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    (Original post by christaphwoar)
    Me too haha I got ABC. A in Geography which was 1 away from an A* , B in Biology and a C in Chemistry which was 3 away from a B :'(. And I passed the Welsh BAC which is the equivalent to an A.
    I was going for pharmacy last year and got the offers but my grades were disappointing so I didn't get in so I've rethought everything
    I don't meet the entry requirements for Lancaster because they are not accepting the Welsh BAC for biomed this year but they've said that they'll still consider me.
    So close in 2 subjects!
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    (Original post by abbie4884)
    Theres some great examples on here. Mainly in natural science but still useful
    thanks! I will have to have a look around. :-)
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    (Original post by emma363)
    I have a horrible feeling tutor isn't going to do my reference untill after half term... D:
    Me too. My school really only pays attention to prospective medics, dentists and vets. It is so frustrating - feels like the rest of us don't stand a chance right now!

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