Biological sciences or Biomedical sciences? Watch
I am struggling to decide between studying Biological Sciences at Exeter or Biomedical Sciences at Bath. I do not know whether it is seen as better to have one degree over the other or if one leads to better job prospects. In some ways I feel the broader biology degree would leave more options open, but at the same time I am really interested in physiology and there is hardly any in the biology degree. Does anybody have any advice? The Biomed degree is not accredited, but I don't think I would want to work in an nhs lab anyway. What are the pros and cons of each course?
Any advice would be great
Biomedical Science is far more medically oriented, as the name suggests. If you have any interest in working in medical research following your undergraduate degree, this would be the better choice.
Biomed is more of a training to be an NHS biomedical scientist, biological sciences is more broadly biology and not aimed towards medical sciences, hope that helps!
The purpose of unaccredited courses is to promote more flexibility with module options, which will enable you to undertake more specialised study at Master's level. It effectively encourages you to go down the research route, rather than to train as an NHS biomedical scientist.
Take a look and see if they interest you.
You're right, there isn't much physiology, but in some cases it's possible to choose a couple of modules from other disciplines, I'm sure you could wrangle it so that you take some medicine courses that would include physiology.
I'm have a similar interest to you, but I enjoy the broad course because it has opened my eyes to so many other options, and I can always specialise later on.
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