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    I am going through clearing and have an offer each from Birmingham and Sheffield but I can't decide between the two. They are both different courses.
    From Birmingham it is medical science and Sheffield is biology. Any opinions would be much appreciated thank you!

    Medical science and biology are fairly different degrees. Medical science will be more applied to one specific area. Is this something you are really passionate about, and could focus on for the next three years, or would you prefer the more general nature of biology? Research the courses carefully, and list the pros and cons for each one. What did you originally apply for?

    How long do you have to decide? Could you visit the universities before doing so? Some universities even hold open days for post clearing applicants. If this isn't an option, try to research the universities too, and see if there's anything you prefer about either one.

    Good Luck!
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