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    I’m trying to decide over whether to firm Durham or Southampton for Biomedical Science!
    I liked Durham’s collegiate system and the new labs in Southampton. Durham’s course is accredited but Southampton is not, but I’m not sure if I want to work in the NHS and the Durham admissions tutor said at the moment having an accredited degree isn’t completely necessary to work in the NHS. Also Durham is considered to have more prestige than Southampton, which is a big reason why I can’t decide. However i slightly prefer Southampton’s location over Durham.
    Really interested in haematology and would like to research or work in that field

    Any thoughts please? Thanks

    You can still work in the NHS with a non-accredited degree, just not as a biomedical scientist. But that is just one role out of the millions of others out there.

    I don't know much about Durham, but Southampton has amazing research and extremely good links with other research institutions such as Cancer Research, MRC, Imperial, UCL etc. Look at how good the facilities are in Durham and their research. I would suggest doing a non-accredited degree, so that way you can have more choice in what you want to learn and specialise in rather than following a strict syllabus that you may not like.
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    Thank you so much for your help! im really leaning towards firming southampton now
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