So I'm nearing the end of my BSc Medical Neuroscience degree. After my Master's I'm hoping to work in industry with a focus on neuroscience, for instance in research developing drugs/treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy etc.
I'm wondering though if it might be better for me to pursue an MSc in something like Pharmacology rather than Neuroscience, since I get the impression that MSc Neuroscience is generally a route into a PhD for people who didn't study neuroscience at undergraduate level. Neuroscience graduates typically apply straight to a PhD without a Master's. This route however is for those pursuing a career in academia. While I may be interested in working in academia in later life, with the low pay and massive debt after another 4 years studying for a PhD, unfortunately there isn't much inscentive. Of course I would love to work in academic research but at the same time I need some money to live.
So for working in industry, would an MSc in Pharmacology be more useful for employability in this area? Alternatively if I was to study a Neuroscience Master's I'd probably try to get on an MRes, where there's more focus on practical research rather than taught modules. But I think a neuroscience Master's on top of a neuroscience BSc isn't going to help me much for getting a job in industry.
Advice on Master's for working in neuroscience research industry?
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