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    What are the key differences between the two courses? I've had a look at the course outline for both courses but I'd be interested in hearing what current students have to stay about their courses.

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    That you get to study virtually no humans in one and comparatively little biology in the other?

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    Human biologists share first year genetics lectures (and maybe cells too?) with biologists, and can pick up some of the general animal behaviour stuff later. Other than that they're very separate subjects.

    In Biological Sciences you will study microbiology, plants and animals at a cellular, organismal and population level with no mention ever of humans, apart from the odd bit of human impact, three lectures on sociology in your first year, and some reference to diseases that infect humans. In Human Sciences you can choose to be relatively biological after your first year, but generally speaking you'll also spend a lot of your time studying sociology, human geography, anthropology etc.

    Basically, they're pretty fundamentally different courses, with maybe one third of material overlapping in first year and not that much from that point onwards. That said, it's entirely possible to go on from Human Sciences to do research in medical sciences or biology.
 
 
 

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