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I was just wondering if anyone could share what they do in their average week in Uni for Biomedical Science? I'm interested in it and can't choose between that and Biochemistry. Which is better for doing Graduate Entry Medicine/Teaching at A-level Biology and Chemistry/Lecturing at a University.
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I was just wondering if anyone could share what they do in their average week in Uni for Biomedical Science? I'm interested in it and can't choose between that and Biochemistry. Which is better for doing Graduate Entry Medicine/Teaching at A-level Biology and Chemistry/Lecturing at a University.
I'm not actually at Uni yet...starting at Queen Mary this year for Biochemistry though

I had the same dilemma back when I was choosing my course, and really, I think it depends more on what you're interested in. The Biochemistry course will typically be more Chemistry-focussed, whereas Biomedical Science will be more Medically-focussed.

When we did practice interviews at our school, I had a lady interview me who worked in a lab (can't remember where), but she said that to an employer, Biochemistry is quite clear about what it is. Biomedical Science is a bit more vague, so that was one thing that swayed me more towards Biochemistry, but ultimately more me it was more that I had a bigger interest in Chemistry
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First things first, I HATE YOU AND ENVY YOU. Just kidding, lol i really want to study Biochemistry or Bio medical science but i'm struggling to decide. I like Biology and Chemistry as well as the Medical side to science. Could i use that in my personal statement because it is kinda true for me lol. I love chemistry 1 of my 3 favorite subjects. I was thinking about doing a chemistry degree but I don't like the "Industry" part of it.

Could you answer some questions Please :P like What Did you get in your AS? your A2? What was your interview like? What questions did they ask? What extra curricular activities did you do? What was your predicted grades for A2? What was the offer they gave you? How many people applied along side you? how many people did they take on? How many do they take on through clearing?

If you have time, please could you PM me what it's like and what you do over a weeks period when you start?
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I'm not actually at Uni yet...starting at Queen Mary this year for Biochemistry though

I had the same dilemma back when I was choosing my course, and really, I think it depends more on what you're interested in. The Biochemistry course will typically be more Chemistry-focussed, whereas Biomedical Science will be more Medically-focussed.

When we did practice interviews at our school, I had a lady interview me who worked in a lab (can't remember where), but she said that to an employer, Biochemistry is quite clear about what it is. Biomedical Science is a bit more vague, so that was one thing that swayed me more towards Biochemistry, but ultimately more me it was more that I had a bigger interest in Chemistry
Congratulations!
I am having that dilemma right now, and it sort of sucks.
My brain wants me to go for Biochemistry, since I love both biology and Chemistry. But, after university I want to work on medicinal drugs and study diseases etc.
Do you have any advice on how to choose between those degrees?
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Congratulations!
I am having that dilemma right now, and it sort of sucks.
My brain wants me to go for Biochemistry, since I love both biology and Chemistry. But, after university I want to work on medicinal drugs and study diseases etc.
Do you have any advice on how to choose between those degrees?
Thanks
Going on to work as a medical researcher (ie developing new drugs) is what I'm hoping to do - a Biochemistry degree is fine for that it seems When you're looking at courses, look for optional modules such as 'Pharmaceutical Chemistry' (that's one on the Queen Mary course) - those will be beneficial Or there's an actual Medical Biochemistry degree (C741 is the code on UCAS I think?), which is biochemistry with a stronger weighting on the medical side of things

It's a tough one choosing between it and Biomedical Science, but I'd say one good thing is to just look at what modules are covered...not a lot else I can say on Biomed really, I think it's clear I researched Biochemistry more
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Going on to work as a medical researcher (ie developing new drugs) is what I'm hoping to do - a Biochemistry degree is fine for that it seems When you're looking at courses, look for optional modules such as 'Pharmaceutical Chemistry' (that's one on the Queen Mary course) - those will be beneficial Or there's an actual Medical Biochemistry degree (C741 is the code on UCAS I think?), which is biochemistry with a stronger weighting on the medical side of things

It's a tough one choosing between it and Biomedical Science, but I'd say one good thing is to just look at what modules are covered...not a lot else I can say on Biomed really, I think it's clear I researched Biochemistry more
I would want to do something like drug development and things. At least it's doable with a Biochemistry degree if I do that one Whew.
I think I am more biased towards the Biochemistry side since I really like chemistry, and Biochemistry seems to be more accredited. I don't think I want to get that specific yet, since I might change my mind so I am trying to stick to more common degrees, rather than Microbiology etc.
I think a lot of people have that problem, and my school advisers are so useless in this topic.
Thank you
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Same here, my teachers are not very helpful in this area. Mainly the reason why i asoed on here.

I think queen mary courses are quite flexible compared to other universities so, depending on what you want to do you can choose different modules. Check their website? Theres also a video on youtube about biomedical science and specialising into a like pharmacology biomedical scientist? Im not completely sure but i think you should check it out
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