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    I have a strange dilemma...I simply don't know which university to pick! Here's the two universities I will be applying for both for a biomedicine degree.

    Liverpool Uni
    I've got a scholarship here that gurantees me a conditional offer, with bursarys and UCAS points reduction. But the course here is a BSc(Hons) that isn't accredited by the HPC/IBMS who are the guys giving certificates so that you can progress in your career, which is what I want to do.

    It's possible to get the certificate 8 weeks after graduation and paying the IBMS who have to review your degree etc but is it worth doing the degree here only to wait a while till I can start work?

    John Moores Uni
    Here I'll be taking a sandwich course BA(Hons) that will provide me with the certificate at graduation allowing me to go straight into work.

    But I'm so confused!!! Which university will be worth it in the long run if I want to progress into specialist diplomas
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    I think the one which will allow you to get straight into work is best because at least you will get experience of working in the profession whilst still continuing at uni so the John Moores Uni could be better but just look at more background info such as do they provide the placement etc. PS the experience helps u decide what u really want to specialise in, in a way.
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    (Original post by RaspBerry5)
    I have a strange dilemma...I simply don't know which university to pick! Here's the two universities I will be applying for both for a biomedicine degree.

    Liverpool Uni
    I've got a scholarship here that gurantees me a conditional offer, with bursarys and UCAS points reduction. But the course here is a BSc(Hons) that isn't accredited by the HPC/IBMS who are the guys giving certificates so that you can progress in your career, which is what I want to do.

    It's possible to get the certificate 8 weeks after graduation and paying the IBMS who have to review your degree etc but is it worth doing the degree here only to wait a while till I can start work?

    John Moores Uni
    Here I'll be taking a sandwich course BA(Hons) that will provide me with the certificate at graduation allowing me to go straight into work.


    But I'm so confused!!! Which university will be worth it in the long run if I want to progress into specialist diplomas
    A BA(Hons) in Biomedicine????
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    I go for John moore for your situation because you are starting 2011 you will not experience the fee increase so your debt at the end will not be that much of a big deal (if you were entering 2012 I would have said differently).

    You could also apply for a scholarship at John Moores: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding/117544.htm
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    (Original post by RaspBerry5)
    I have a strange dilemma...I simply don't know which university to pick! Here's the two universities I will be applying for both for a biomedicine degree.

    Liverpool Uni
    I've got a scholarship here that gurantees me a conditional offer, with bursarys and UCAS points reduction. But the course here is a BSc(Hons) that isn't accredited by the HPC/IBMS who are the guys giving certificates so that you can progress in your career, which is what I want to do.

    It's possible to get the certificate 8 weeks after graduation and paying the IBMS who have to review your degree etc but is it worth doing the degree here only to wait a while till I can start work?

    John Moores Uni
    Here I'll be taking a sandwich course BA(Hons) that will provide me with the certificate at graduation allowing me to go straight into work.

    But I'm so confused!!! Which university will be worth it in the long run if I want to progress into specialist diplomas
    I second going John Moores too, since you will meet the HPC standards upon graduation, allowing registration and employment whenever you see fit
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    I would go to the uni I like the best

    if I had a change to go to Liverpool uni I wouldn't turn it down, unless you are 100% sure you want to end up as a biomed in a NHS lab

    you can do top up courses for the accredited stuff, the year in placement really helps as jobs are pretty much next to know to come by

    if you 100% sure you want that career, than it be easier to go to john moores because of accredited stuff, but the NHS itself are just cutting budgets on lab work big time
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    Thanks guys, I do want to become a biomedical scientist very much... Although it turns out that in Liverpool Uni, their "Biological and Medical Sciences" degree doesn't give you a biomed degree, instead you specialise in a subject area like haemotology and gain a degree in that. Overall I am starting in 2012, and prefer Liverpool Uni over JMU...despite the disadvantages =S

    Cheers xx
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    I'd personally go for liverpool uni and top up afterwards if you decided you wanted to be a bms in an nhs lab.
 
 
 
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