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I'm a little confused as to which degree i should be doing. I would like to work in a lab as a career, researching diseases and sort sort of on the analytical side of things. i don't know what degree would be better suited in to helping me get that sort of job. HELP!
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I'm a little confused as to which degree i should be doing. I would like to work in a lab as a career, researching diseases and sort sort of on the analytical side of things. i don't know what degree would be better suited in to helping me get that sort of job. HELP!

Definately Biomed, Biomedical science is more focused on lab work as it's more microbiology/biochemistry based. Also biomed usually has modules studying virus', bacteria, and parasites.
Biology still has that but there's more about ecology, and animal behaviour etc.
Biomed is the best (though I am a little biased ).
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Definately Biomed, Biomedical science is more focused on lab work as it's more microbiology/biochemistry based. Also biomed usually has modules studying virus', bacteria, and parasites.
Biology still has that but there's more about ecology, and animal behaviour etc.
Biomed is the best (though I am a little biased ).
thanks for the reply

could you not have a career based on lab work with a degree in biology? looking through the modules of both courses, i preferred the modules in the biology degree, but taking a biology degree would make me worried about future job prospects.

so what sort of job can you do with a biology degree?

thanks alot, would really appreciate your help
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Definately Biomed, Biomedical science is more focused on lab work as it's more microbiology/biochemistry based. Also biomed usually has modules studying virus', bacteria, and parasites.
Biology still has that but there's more about ecology, and animal behaviour etc.
Biomed is the best (though I am a little biased ).
Im guessing you do biomed , i was just wondering does biomed have modules where it looks at the human body overall too?
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thanks for the reply

could you not have a career based on lab work with a degree in biology? looking through the modules of both courses, i preferred the modules in the biology degree, but taking a biology degree would make me worried about future job prospects.

so what sort of job can you do with a biology degree?

thanks alot, would really appreciate your help
probably mainly research but the degree has lots of transferable skills so any other job too i guess except the ones that require specific degrees . oh yeah theres always a high school teacher job lol
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Both degrees can lead to lab based careers though you will have to do some further study. Both degrees also give you a load of transferable skills so you can do anything that requires those.
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Im guessing you do biomed , i was just wondering does biomed have modules where it looks at the human body overall too?
Well i've just applied for biomed.
Yes there's always an anatomy and physiology module everywhere i've looked.
You can still have a lab-based career if you do biology, because you can specialise as the degree goes on.
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I'm going into my second year of a biology degree and last year I had to do absolutely nothing with ecology. Biology is a very broad degree which varies from institution to institution. That's what you'll need to research for both biomed and biology.

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I'm going into my second year of a biology degree and last year I had to do absolutely nothing with ecology. Biology is a very broad degree which varies from institution to institution. That's what you'll need to research for both biomed and biology.

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If u dont mind me asking where do you go because i kinda want do less of the environment and more of like humans lol if that makes sense. Im really confused because I cant decide what degree to do like I know I want it to be either biology or chem based. How do you find biology as a degree?
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If u dont mind me asking where do you go because i kinda want do less of the environment and more of like humans lol if that makes sense. Im really confused because I cant decide what degree to do like I know I want it to be either biology or chem based. How do you find biology as a degree?
I'm studying at UCL. It's a great degree but the fact that it is so broad makes choosing which university you go to very important.
Have you considered Natural Sciences?

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