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    Hi,
    i just want some rough guidance on courses...if there are any courses i havent mentioned that you think i might be interested in then that would be good.

    I don’t know what the employment prospects are like as there is a lot of contradicting information but I don’t know whether to do biochemistry or chemistry and im looking at Southampton and surrey for both. If I picked surrey I could do chemistry with forensics which im also quite interested in.

    If I did chemistry, how hard is it? is there a lot of maths? And If i picked biology optional modules could this make up for not doing biochem.
    Ive also considered pharmacy as the prospects are good but again, seems more maths based and im not sure.
    i could do biochem with pharmacology optionals
    Im doing bio chem and psy this year so any advice?
    Just to sum up, I have interests in biology, chemistry, pharmacy and forensics (not by itself)
    Thank you!
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    also, im not a massive fan of physics, is there alot in chemistry? especially at soton or surrey?
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    (Original post by diggerz)
    Hi,
    i just want some rough guidance on courses...if there are any courses i havent mentioned that you think i might be interested in then that would be good.

    I don’t know what the employment prospects are like as there is a lot of contradicting information but I don’t know whether to do biochemistry or chemistry and im looking at Southampton and surrey for both. If I picked surrey I could do chemistry with forensics which im also quite interested in.

    If I did chemistry, how hard is it? is there a lot of maths? And If i picked biology optional modules could this make up for not doing biochem.
    Ive also considered pharmacy as the prospects are good but again, seems more maths based and im not sure.
    i could do biochem with pharmacology optionals
    Im doing bio chem and psy this year so any advice?
    Just to sum up, I have interests in biology, chemistry, pharmacy and forensics (not by itself)
    Thank you!
    By the sounds of it, your not a mathsy person. I'd back out of Chemistry. All the Physical Sciences use alot of Maths. Chemistry also uses alot of Physics. I'd go with Biochem/Some other Biological degree. But if you can up your game, (and take A level Maths) you can do Chemistry, but the Maths part could be a real drawback.
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    (Original post by TheFOMaster)
    By the sounds of it, your not a mathsy person. I'd back out of Chemistry. All the Physical Sciences use alot of Maths. Chemistry also uses alot of Physics. I'd go with Biochem/Some other Biological degree. But if you can up your game, (and take A level Maths) you can do Chemistry, but the Maths part could be a real drawback.
    its too late for me to change and i wouldnt be able to cope :P i guess biochem is my better bet, thank you!
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    (Original post by diggerz)
    Hi,
    i just want some rough guidance on courses...if there are any courses i havent mentioned that you think i might be interested in then that would be good.

    I don’t know what the employment prospects are like as there is a lot of contradicting information but I don’t know whether to do biochemistry or chemistry and im looking at Southampton and surrey for both. If I picked surrey I could do chemistry with forensics which im also quite interested in.

    If I did chemistry, how hard is it? is there a lot of maths? And If i picked biology optional modules could this make up for not doing biochem.
    Ive also considered pharmacy as the prospects are good but again, seems more maths based and im not sure.
    i could do biochem with pharmacology optionals
    Im doing bio chem and psy this year so any advice?
    Just to sum up, I have interests in biology, chemistry, pharmacy and forensics (not by itself)
    Thank you!
    I picked straight chemistry because I had so many interests (like yourself!) before Uni and didn't want to commit to just one (i.e. forensic chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry)
    Picking pure Chemistry has allowed me to choose modules in:
    • Analytical
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Pharmaceutical

    which has been really interesting, and now I definitely know my 3rd year project will be focusing on BioChem :cool:
    There's a lot of Maths and Physics, but you just crack on with it, it gets easier the more you practise just like with anything.
    My advice would be to not specialise too early, otherwise you might end up being stuck on a course you no longer enjoy- a lot of girls started off doing forensic, and then transferred to MChem/BSc (HONS) after first year because they weren't really into it anymore.
    Good Luck with your choices
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    (Original post by Billton)
    I picked straight chemistry because I had so many interests (like yourself!) before Uni and didn't want to commit to just one (i.e. forensic chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry)
    Picking pure Chemistry has allowed me to choose modules in:
    • Analytical
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Pharmaceutical
    which has been really interesting, and now I definitely know my 3rd year project will be focusing on BioChem :cool:
    There's a lot of Maths and Physics, but you just crack on with it, it gets easier the more you practise just like with anything.
    My advice would be to not specialise too early, otherwise you might end up being stuck on a course you no longer enjoy- a lot of girls started off doing forensic, and then transferred to MChem/BSc (HONS) after first year because they weren't really into it anymore.
    Good Luck with your choices
    This was actually very useful info for me also as I am in a similar situation. So thank you :-)! I too was considering doing Chem due to my wide range of interests but got put off by Oxford talking of passion for the subject and I don't feel so interested in some aspects, particularly analytical and feeling my practical work is not upto scratch. I am also considering Neuroscience/Pharmacology. Where are you studying :-)? Thanks.
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    (Original post by caitgriffiths1)
    This was actually very useful info for me also as I am in a similar situation. So thank you :-)! I too was considering doing Chem due to my wide range of interests but got put off by Oxford talking of passion for the subject and I don't feel so interested in some aspects, particularly analytical and feeling my practical work is not upto scratch. I am also considering Neuroscience/Pharmacology. Where are you studying :-)? Thanks.
    Analytical is realllllly hard!
    I love my practical work though, only had 2 accidents in as many years, I have developed asbestos hands though :cool:
    I'm studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, about to start my 3rd year.
 
 
 
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