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Hi!

I wish to go into Medicine but if I couldn't get in and had to take another degree and wish to apply as a graduate........ I would probably want to work for a year or two first.

I wouldn't want a strictly forensic science degree and I would like to go to a top uni. ( which most unis who provide Forensic Sci aren't , but good nevertheless)

Can I get a career in Forensics or Forensic Science with a Biomedical Sciences or Biochemistry degree?


or even Medicinal Chemistry?


Thanks.
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No.

I don't see how it would work.
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Yes. A biochemistry degree would be directly relevant to forensic biology disciplines (DNA analysis, etc.) and medicinal chemistry would be relevant to both forensic biology and chemistry disciplines. Biomedicine, however, would not be such a good option (it's still relevant to forensic biology, but wouldn't provide as good a basis as biochemistry would).
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Can I get a career in Forensics or Forensic Science...
Unlikely, no matter which degree you do. It's one of the most over-supplied careers: loads of people want to do it, but there are very very few jobs in it. It's known as the 'CSI effect'.

Biomed and Biochem would definitely give you many career options though, particularly Biochem (there's no opportunities that a Biomed can get that a Biochem cannot, but the reverse is not true) which is the harder, and as far as I have seen, less fun degree. Medicinal Chemistry would be more narrow.

Did Biol Sci myself. I wouldn't worry about your career goals, more about development. I had loose plans, and it lead me into Cancer Biology by way of Fruit Fly Development!
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(Original post by Jale)
Unlikely, no matter which degree you do. It's one of the most over-supplied careers: loads of people want to do it, but there are very very few jobs in it. It's known as the 'CSI effect'.

Biomed and Biochem would definitely give you many career options though, particularly Biochem (there's no opportunities that a Biomed can get that a Biochem cannot, but the reverse is not true) which is the harder, and as far as I have seen, less fun degree. Medicinal Chemistry would be more narrow.

Did Biol Sci myself. I wouldn't worry about your career goals, more about development. I had loose plans, and it lead me into Cancer Biology by way of Fruit Fly Development!
Just to confirm, which one gives you more options?
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All of them give you a wide wide wide range of options (assuming you are talking about an academic Biomed degree, not the vocational one leading to qualification as a 'Biomedical Scientist'). If you don't do Biochemistry and do something else, then you will make it very hard to go into certain chemistry-focussed industries.

Really I don't think there's much difference though.
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No.

I don't see how it would work.
Can you eleborate why?
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