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    Well I've heard of people doing bio degrees, doing law conversion courses and specialising in areas of law to do with chemical companies so its not out of the question

    according to the government website "uni-stats" graduate job types really varies with UCL, its something like 10% go into finance or something, 25% into science lab jobs / research / tech jobs etc., 10% go into admin jobs and so on

    http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/topJobs.do
    It is very much possible to get onto a Law conversion as a Biochemistry graduate- my uncle's friend did that and is now a successful patent lawyer. I also read somewhere about someone doing Sheffield Biochem being recruited by KPMG (Big 4 accountancy firm) following graduation. Having said that, there was a UCL Biosci student on tsr predicted a 1st who was trying to get into IB- he received rejections from all his internship applications cos they prefer graduates with quantitative degrees. I guess it all depends but overall we are open to most careers...
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    Well I've heard of people doing bio degrees, doing law conversion courses and specialising in areas of law to do with chemical companies so its not out of the question

    according to the government website "uni-stats" graduate job types really varies with UCL, its something like 10% go into finance or something, 25% into science lab jobs / research / tech jobs etc., 10% go into admin jobs and so on

    http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/topJobs.do
    I was wondering how liverpool is regarded by employers, I'm doing biochemistry in september and i'm planning on doing it for four years and doing a PHD in UCL/Imperial. Is this likely to happen provided I get a first?
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    Who doesn't have a first from UCL? Or even from a good uni?? A degree no more sets you apart from the rest of the field than does having two hands or a basic command of English.
    I don't agree with that. My (now ex)girlfriend recently graduated UCL with a 1st in biochem and there were only a few people in her year who got a 1st.
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    I was wondering how liverpool is regarded by employers, I'm doing biochemistry in september and i'm planning on doing it for four years and doing a PHD in UCL/Imperial. Is this likely to happen provided I get a first?
    Wow can't believe this thread has been dug up again lol after such a long time


    Honestly I have no idea, no one can tell how things can change over time especially after four years

    Just try your hardest I guess, good luck
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    Wow can't believe this thread has been dug up again lol after such a long time


    Honestly I have no idea, no one can tell how things can change over time especially after four years

    Just try your hardest I guess, good luck
    Though I want to do research, and liverpool is good for research in the sciences. I could have got into warwick and sheffield but they didn't have an industry year so I would have no idea what to do when i've finished. Though seeing as Liverpool is russell group it should also make up for it being in the 15-30 spot.
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    Though I want to do research, and liverpool is good for research in the sciences. I could have got into warwick and sheffield but they didn't have an industry year so I would have no idea what to do when i've finished. Though seeing as Liverpool is russell group it should also make up for it being in the 15-30 spot.
    I don't think your university choice for undergrad will have much bearing on your career in research. If anything, you'd be at an advantage because the year in industry scheme is v. respected by employers.
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    I don't think your university choice for undergrad will have much bearing on your career in research. If anything, you'd be at an advantage because the year in industry scheme is v. respected by employers.
    Thanks, yeah that's what I thought when I first applied there, but I had some second thoughts recently. I didn't trust applying to UCL because chances are I'll get a B in a subject, manchester was a bit iffy because they had an interview and the range of grades are AAA-ABB.
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    Thanks, yeah that's what I thought when I first applied there, but I had some second thoughts recently. I didn't trust applying to UCL because chances are I'll get a B in a subject, manchester was a bit iffy because they had an interview and the range of grades are AAA-ABB.
    I wasn't keen on applying to Imperial/UCL as I don't want to be a student in London- living costs are so expensive there and with the likelihood of us having to do PhDs/further study, getting into debt this early on isn't the wisest option. I'll be starting at Sheffield in September
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    I wasn't keen on applying to Imperial/UCL as I don't want to be a student in London- living costs are so expensive there and with the likelihood of us having to do PhDs/further study, getting into debt this early on isn't the wisest option. I'll be starting at Sheffield in September
    Yeah, that's the thing with biochem, if you want a good job with a nice salary you need a PHD or a masters, plus I always wanted one anyway.
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    and lol I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that the majority of people don't hold firsts from UCL
    Around 25% get a 1st from UCL on such courses.
    (sourced from Unistats)
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    Around 25% get a 1st from UCL on such courses.
    (sourced from Unistats)
    The people in UCL who do biochemistry, not all the people who do biochemistry in all the different unis?
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    The people in UCL who do biochemistry, not all the people who do biochemistry in all the different unis?
    Yes that data refers to UCL specifically.
 
 
 

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