I have applied for Biochem at bath and Biomed at UCL. Both courses are very broad and similar and i'm having issues picking between the two. Both have offered me AAA. I'm going to put Southampton (AAB) as my insurance. After uni, i would like to go into academic research.
The Bath course offers a year placement that i could go into a research lab etc. However they do not offer a masters programme.
At UCL, they don't offer a placement however, i could get a masters is i transferred to a more specialised degree after 1st year.
Would i benefit more from a placement or masters?
I love London and the vibe and it feels a bit out my comfort zone but i think it would be a good risk to take. I want to go to a city with a good nightlife; would i feel like i was missing out if i opted for Bath rather than London?
By being in london do you think I'd have more research experience opportunities than if i was in Bath?
UCL vs. Bath - Biomed/Biochem Watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-02-2016 14:26
- 18-02-2016 14:42
Placement is by far more useful. Think about the number of people graduating with a biochemistry/biomedicine MSci every year.
Then think about how many of those people actually have any relevant experience, let alone a year long relevant placement.
A placement obviously isn't a guaranteed way of landing a job, but it sure does help.
But you have to bear in mind that not everyone who's on the placement course actually gets one - you still have to apply for it like a normal job/internship.
You would miss out on a good nightlife by going to Bath, but many Bath students go to Bristol for big nights; but yes, UCL will obviously have the better nightlife out of the three, for obvious reasons.