Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi there!
    I understand that according to league tables that the universities which offer IBMS accreditation arent among the best.
    I have had an unconditional offer from Sheffield Hallam and Aston University and have also applied to University of Sheffield and Uo Birmingham.
    I am undecided as to the course to go for.
    What careers will a non-accredited degree lead to? Would it be better pay than a Biomedical scientist in the NHS?

    Thanks!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    A biomed degree whether accredited or unaccredited can lead to a range of careers and jobs because you gain a load of transferable skills. No one can predict which will help you get better pay because it all depends on where your career takes you. You need an accredited degree to work as a biomed scientist in the NHS.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Essentially lab work including diagnosis requires accreditation. Research work does not require it.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by YselklaHosking)
    Essentially lab work including diagnosis requires accreditation. Research work does not require it.
    In reality this is false. IBMS accreditation really only serves one purpose and it's as a precursor to HCPC registration which is in order to work in the NHS as a Biomedical Scicentist. There are benefits to being an IBMS member but in terms of career paths its only really applicable for your IBMS Certificate of Competence.

    It's worth noting, you don't really get non-NHS diagnostic laboratories when it comes to healthcare. Even private healthcare go through NHS laboratories.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Useful resources

    Quick Link:

    Unanswered Life Sciences Threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.