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Hello everyone,

I am currently in a state of confusion about what science related degree to choose. I almost certainly thought I would stick with medicine but I can't bear the fact that I will be studying for 10+ years after graduation from highschool. I am taking biology, chemistry and mathematics. I am not a fan of chemistry but do understand it. I feel happy with all three A levels. Expecting great grades. Anyways I would like a degree that can be completed at a rather quick pace and when I work it doesn't get boring or repetitive. I am interested in neuroscience but still not sure. Maybe a degree where I get to understand the brain language and then translate and process it into computational terms and computerize it. Don't hesitate to lay down your thoughts. Even if that certain career requires doing master's just say so and how long it might take in total.

Thank you and I hope this forum will be helpful for others.
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From your A level choices you could apply for biomedical science? Which I'm applying for lol. It's a bit like medicine in that you're learning mainly about the human body, but in the context of developing treatments rather then treating actual patients. It's three years (4-5 years if you take the masters) so relatively quick compared to medicine. It's also very general, which means for example if you discover you would like to specialise in neuroscience you can transfer into a neuroscience course, after the first year in some unis. You might also find a whole other area you are interested in while doing the course. You can even do medicine after if you change your mind, or go into a job not even related to science. All in all its worth doing some research on. Hope I helped
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From your A level choices you could apply for biomedical science? Which I'm applying for lol. It's a bit like medicine in that you're learning mainly about the human body, but in the context of developing treatments rather then treating actual patients. It's three years (4-5 years if you take the masters) so relatively quick compared to medicine. It's also very general, which means for example if you discover you would like to specialise in neuroscience you can transfer into a neuroscience course, after the first year in some unis. You might also find a whole other area you are interested in while doing the course. You can even do medicine after if you change your mind, or go into a job not even related to science. All in all its worth doing some research on. Hope I helped
Thank you for the reply I was looking into bio medicine in the past but till now I'm not sure what employees apply to do with their degrees. What do they do in the real world? Do they become scientists? I believe I will have to research this one in more detail. Well, if you have any other suggestions in mind or anyone else does do not hesitate to put them in the forum. 😁
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I do your subjects. Was going to apply for one of: biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics.

Now decided I'm going to do maths, but those are some options for you.
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Hello everyone,

I am currently in a state of confusion about what science related degree to choose. I almost certainly thought I would stick with medicine but I can't bear the fact that I will be studying for 10+ years after graduation from highschool. I am taking biology, chemistry and mathematics. I am not a fan of chemistry but do understand it. I feel happy with all three A levels. Expecting great grades. Anyways I would like a degree that can be completed at a rather quick pace and when I work it doesn't get boring or repetitive. I am interested in neuroscience but still not sure. Maybe a degree where I get to understand the brain language and then translate and process it into computational terms and computerize it. Don't hesitate to lay down your thoughts. Even if that certain career requires doing master's just say so and how long it might take in total.

Thank you and I hope this forum will be helpful for others.
look into medical neuroscience
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Thank you for the reply I was looking into bio medicine in the past but till now I'm not sure what employees apply to do with their degrees. What do they do in the real world? Do they become scientists? I believe I will have to research this one in more detail. Well, if you have any other suggestions in mind or anyone else does do not hesitate to put them in the forum. 😁
Generally those who do Biomedical science become biomedical scientists, so like working in labs and stuff. But you can study further in basically any area you want after.
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I do your subjects. Was going to apply for one of: biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics.

Now decided I'm going to do maths, but those are some options for you.
Genetics is a nice option too I didn't think about it. I don't believe I'd like chemistry or biochemistry. Not a fan of chemistry in general. But thank you for the reply. I'll have to research more on each of those degrees. 😄
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Genetics is a nice option too I didn't think about it. I don't believe I'd like chemistry or biochemistry. Not a fan of chemistry in general. But thank you for the reply. I'll have to research more on each of those degrees. 😄
Nah you def wrong
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look into medical neuroscience
I took a look at it. I really liked the integrated master's system they have but the career path is not what I am looking at. I am looking for a degree where you can understand the brain and how it sends data and understand this data using a computer. I did find a company called Neuralink made by Elon musk which does a similar thing so how do you get a job similar to that sort of path?
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Nah you def wrong
Is there something wrong with genetics? Are you studying it? So how is it? Can you also tell me what you generally take about genetics as well?

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Neuroscience/Psychology : https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...nd-psychology/

Cellular and Molecular Medicine (several different options) : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/...undergraduate/

Or .... because there are no specific subject requirements, you could do something entirely different, like Law : https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/law/undergraduate/law/
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Hello everyone,

I am currently in a state of confusion about what science related degree to choose. I almost certainly thought I would stick with medicine but I can't bear the fact that I will be studying for 10+ years after graduation from highschool. I am taking biology, chemistry and mathematics. I am not a fan of chemistry but do understand it. I feel happy with all three A levels. Expecting great grades. Anyways I would like a degree that can be completed at a rather quick pace and when I work it doesn't get boring or repetitive. I am interested in neuroscience but still not sure. Maybe a degree where I get to understand the brain language and then translate and process it into computational terms and computerize it. Don't hesitate to lay down your thoughts. Even if that certain career requires doing master's just say so and how long it might take in total.

Thank you and I hope this forum will be helpful for others.
Hello,
I'd advise looking at a broader course like Biological Sciences/Biochemistry/Biomedicine as you'll get to study a bit of everything, and then specialising in neuroscience/genetics etc as a masters. I only say this because it'l be very different studying these things at degree level so if you're not sure then it's best to stay general!
I studied natural sciences at first (Biomedicine and Maths with a minor in Spanish) and then switched to Biological Sciences with Biomedicine which is somewhere between Biological Sciences and a Biomedicine degree (the accredited course allows for no flexibility but you can become a BMS in the NHS). Let me know if you'd like more info about the course or any courses here at Lancaster.
Please ask any questions,
Charlotte
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Hello,
I'd advise looking at a broader course like Biological Sciences/Biochemistry/Biomedicine as you'll get to study a bit of everything, and then specialising in neuroscience/genetics etc as a masters. I only say this because it'l be very different studying these things at degree level so if you're not sure then it's best to stay general!
I studied natural sciences at first (Biomedicine and Maths with a minor in Spanish) and then switched to Biological Sciences with Biomedicine which is somewhere between Biological Sciences and a Biomedicine degree (the accredited course allows for no flexibility but you can become a BMS in the NHS). Let me know if you'd like more info about the course or any courses here at Lancaster.
Please ask any questions,
Charlotte
3rd year Biological Sciences with Biomedicine
I am already looking into biomedicine. Though, I am astounded at the fact that just on this page I have heard way more degrees and opportunities than I could have imagined. I believe the best way for me is to actually have a large list of all science related bachelor's and master's degrees laid out in front of me so I can discover every single one of them. Do you by any chance have such a resource? It would be a dream come true.
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https://www.whatuni.com is a good place to start - you can put in all sorts of degree subjects/titles and see what Unis offer them.
You can also add in your likely grades, and select 'area of country' and other criteria. Try 'Biomedical' or any other related term. Under each Uni entry you get back will be a small link to 'other courses' - worth exploring.

Subject indexes on Uni websites are also useful - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/ if you add 'Biomedical' as a subject it comes up with all sorts of related degrees.
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https://www.whatuni.com is a good place to start - you can put in all sorts of degree subjects/titles and see what Unis offer them.
You can also add in your likely grades, and select 'area of country' and other criteria. Try 'Biomedical' or any other related term. Under each Uni entry you get back will be a small link to 'other courses' - worth exploring.

Subject indexes on Uni websites are also useful - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/ if you add 'Biomedical' as a subject it comes up with all sorts of related degrees.
The site looks promising thank you. I'll have to fiddle with it for a while before informing you of the results.
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Hello,
I'd advise looking at a broader course like Biological Sciences/Biochemistry/Biomedicine as you'll get to study a bit of everything, and then specialising in neuroscience/genetics etc as a masters. I only say this because it'l be very different studying these things at degree level so if you're not sure then it's best to stay general!
I studied natural sciences at first (Biomedicine and Maths with a minor in Spanish) and then switched to Biological Sciences with Biomedicine which is somewhere between Biological Sciences and a Biomedicine degree (the accredited course allows for no flexibility but you can become a BMS in the NHS). Let me know if you'd like more info about the course or any courses here at Lancaster.
Please ask any questions,
Charlotte
3rd year Biological Sciences with Biomedicine
I'd like to take you upon your request and ask a single question, if I may? I have discovered an interest of mine which I had for quiet some time but couldn't figure out what it was specifically. Anyways, to get to the point, in looking at a degree bachelor's or masters, may it be, which involves the research on BCI technology (Brain Computer Interface). It is basically an interface like our smart phones and desktops but is controlled via our brain. So if you know what degree contains content about this technology, I would be very thankful. 😄
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I'd like to take you upon your request and ask a single question, if I may? I have discovered an interest of mine which I had for quiet some time but couldn't figure out what it was specifically. Anyways, to get to the point, in looking at a degree bachelor's or masters, may it be, which involves the research on BCI technology (Brain Computer Interface). It is basically an interface like our smart phones and desktops but is controlled via our brain. So if you know what degree contains content about this technology, I would be very thankful. 😄
I've only managed to find a master's degree in computational neuroscience. it's offered by Birmingham University.
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgra...-robotics.aspx
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I've only managed to find a master's degree in computational neuroscience. it's offered by Birmingham University.
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgra...-robotics.aspx
It looks like what I want! I'll have to check if it's really what I want to study or not but by looking at the modules and titles of the topics taught I can say 95% that this seems to be the one! But I still have to do undergraduate anyways first but wow... Only one year! Thanks I'll take another look.
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I've only managed to find a master's degree in computational neuroscience. it's offered by Birmingham University.
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgra...-robotics.aspx
Btw, what's the difference between "computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics" and "human computer interactions"?
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Btw, what's the difference between "computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics" and "human computer interactions"?
I suggest you email Birmingham and ask them.
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