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    Hi!
    I'm really interested in doing research especially with companies like GSK, Pfizer and Astrazeneca. At the moment I'm really confused between two courses:
    1) Biomedical Science
    2) Genetics and Microbiology with a year in industry (I can change courses though. it doesn't matter what I registered for)

    I've received unconditional offer for both. After studying I'm planning to be a research scientist. So I was just wondering, apart from the modules what are the differences between a biomedical scientist and a research scientist? :confused:
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    Not much really unless you want to work as a biomed scientists in the NHS in which case you'd be doing diagnostic work. The genetics and micro bio courses are more specialised so only go for one of those if you're really sure that you're interested in just that. A year in industry is definitely worth doing as you'll get a chance to work for one of the companies that you mention and see what working for them is really like.
 
 
 
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