Chemistry at Durham or Medicine at Liverpool - what's the more respected degree?Watch
You should not be choosing between the degrees based on which is more respected, only on which you would honestly be happy to commit to- they are too demanding otherwise
If you are honestly not fussed about whether to do medicine or chemistry, then you may not have the same level of commitment, or certainty about the career. Medicine is not just about being academic, and it is very career focussed
Whether you have done a reputable degree will not be the thing which drives you through medical school
I might be faced with this option in a few months.So which degree is more respected in your opinion a Chemistry degree from Durham or a degree in Medicine from Liverpool?
In your opinion. It's an opinion I happen to agree with as you should have a passion in a job. But I've met people who hate the career they've fallen into but are more than capable of doing it.
Of course, you can be a great doctor even if you do hate your career. My argument was more for the sake of this thread - I think OP would be applying for the wrong reasons if they're just looking to study a well respected degree. Especially since the medicine application process is so rigorous and the admissions teams are looking for applicants with genuine passion.
If you want to do medicine, do medicine.
If you want to do Chemistry, do Chemistry.
It couldnt be easier, the University doesnt even come into question.
Durham isn't even on a level close to KCL, let alone UCL, Imperial and Oxbridge. Why would you think doing Chemistry at Durham is prestigious? I wish you said Oxford or Imperial, at least that would have made a tougher choice, but Medicine would still come top for prestige (just).