Hello. I need advice on whether to study chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry. I want to know the difference in what is involved in the actual course and the difference in terms of job prospective.
Many thanks in advance
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- 16-08-2014 00:54
- 16-08-2014 01:29
The first year will pretty much be the same for each degree but then start to specialise as you reach second year. A general chemistry degree covers all aspects really like isomerisms and chilate effects, whereas a pharmaceutical one focuses of drug development and industry. If you're interested in that side of chem then go for it I can't comment on the job prospects though. Although if I'm honest and I've read this in a lot of places - it's better to do an MChem degree rather than a BSc to increase your chances of being employed in industry etc. (But this is my opinion only. I chose to study this at university and did quite a bit of research (but now I'll be studying nursing at uni next year instead).) Hope this helps.