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    I'm having a hard time deciding which undergraduate degree to pursue, as I really enjoy both Chemistry and Geology, particularly Geology, yet I've heard Geology is inferior to the physical sciences in terms of how highly it is rated by employers as Chemistry builds a lot more mathematical skills sought out by employers.

    I only want to get a degree to study Graduate medicine in any case but just in case it doesn't work out I'd probably need to have studied a degree that is more competitive.
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    Anyone on here done a chemistry or geology degree?
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    GEM is expensive compared to UGM.
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    (Original post by Maker)
    GEM is expensive compared to UGM.
    Sadly I can't do UGM because I've already started a course of higher education and I don't have £36,000+ lying around
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Sadly I can't do UGM because I've already started a course of higher education and I don't have £36,000+ lying around
    You need that for GEM
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    (Original post by Maker)
    You need that for GEM
    Only if you're going to do the 5 year UGM course as a graduate
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    Geology is a bit of a weird degree. It's very specialised and good if you want to get into looking at rocks for the rest of your life.


    On the other hand, Chemistry is useful in more areas, medicine and the like. As well as being considered "stronger" degree.


    That said, a 1:1 or a 2:1 in Geo is probably better than a 2:2 or 3 in Chem, so it's important to pick the one you're more interested in too!


    Best of luck.

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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Geology is a bit of a weird degree. It's very specialised and good if you want to get into looking at rocks for the rest of your life.


    On the other hand, Chemistry is useful in more areas, medicine and the like. As well as being considered "stronger" degree.


    That said, a 1:1 or a 2:1 in Geo is probably better than a 2:2 or 3 in Chem, so it's important to pick the one you're more interested in too!


    Best of luck.

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    Good advice

    I am extremely passionate about geology yet I'm concerned it would put me at a disadvantage in applying for medicine when compared to something like Med Chem
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Good advice

    I am extremely passionate about geology yet I'm concerned it would put me at a disadvantage in applying for medicine when compared to something like Med Chem
    I'm the furthest thing from an expert in the matter but I think your fears may be correct. Medicine is obviously very competitive and I get the impression one needs all the help one can get to obtain a place. Graduate medicine may be very different, though.
 
 
 
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