I firmed an offer for Biochemistry at Nottingham.
But recently I have been looking into Microbiology, and I kinda wished that I applied for that course instead. Microbiology seems to better in terms of job prospects that Biochemistry and just a bit more interesting.
I am not sure exactly what I want to do in the future (the main reason why I want to do a basic science), but something along the lines of pharmacology, food sciences, cosmetic sciences etc. I'm hoping to do a masters anyway in a more specific subject
Would I be able to change my degree from Biochemistry to Microbiology during my course?
Thanks in advanced
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- 10-04-2013 22:31
- 10-04-2013 23:22
I think selecting biochemistry was a wise choice. I am also unsure of future prospects and have chosen a similar course in the fact that it allows you flexibility. Biochemistry should keep your options open and this is likely to allow you to specialise in microbiology at a higher level, although you may have to change universities
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- 11-04-2013 13:32
You should be able to do some microbio modules as part of your biochem degree. It's better to do a broad course like biochem so you can explore a range of specialities rather than specialising early and being 'stuck' if you change your mind.
As far as changing courses is concerned, it depends on the uni, how much of the course you've completed and which modules you've done.
- 16-05-2013 17:55
You should stick with Biochemistry because you need it to understand Microbiology. biochemistry helps you specialise later on and even so, after your first year you can ask the head of the department to change-I'm sure you can. Moreover if you want to stick with Biochemistry, just pick more Microbiology modules!