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    I'm currently in the overwhelming process of firming my university choice, and its between chemistry and biomedical sciences at the same university, but I'm struggling to make the decision.

    I know I will find biomedical sciences far more interesting, I've always preferred biological sciences and found them much easier. But I know chemistry is far better in terms of employment and after uni (I also enjoy it, just not as much).

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

    p.s. Not sure whether it makes a difference, but the chemistry degree is a masters, whereas the biomed is a BSc.
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    Heart, anytime. Just remember the courses are pretty long, 3 and 4 years respectively I assume, so if your heart isn't in them... its in for a lot of ache!
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    The MSc / BSc thing I wouldn't worry about, as most unis allow you to switch after your first year if you change your mind.

    But yeah, you have to go with the one you love :yep: you'll regret it otherwise...
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Heart, anytime. Just remember the courses are pretty long, 3 and 4 years respectively I assume, so if your heart isn't in them... its in for a lot of ache!
    This is what I'm leaning towards, but (with any luck) my career is going to be much longer, and there's always a lot of talk of a closed market in terms of biology/biomedical-based jobs. I'm not particularly bothered about making a lot of money, but I want my degree to be worth it and I certainly don't want to be without a job or be in a position where I have to go into the only job that has an opening.
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    Well it depends how much you dislike the other one, if it is just a little head, if you know you will find it so boring heart
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    Not sure the employment prospects are that great in chemistry. I have two relatives, one with a PhD in chemistry who works a generic science "grad" job (effectively working as a technician to set up mass spectrometers), the other with a BSc in chemical engineering who had to join the army to get a job after graduating. Both went to Russell group universities.
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    (Original post by CharlieGEM)
    Not sure the employment prospects are that great in chemistry. I have two relatives, one with a PhD in chemistry who works a generic science "grad" job (effectively working as a technician to set up mass spectrometers), the other with a BSc in chemical engineering who had to join the army to get a job after graduating. Both went to Russell group universities.
    That's very interesting, its usually heralded as one of the most employable degrees, although I suppose what they say and what its really like are two different things
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    (Original post by MCmnbvgyuio)
    This is what I'm leaning towards, but (with any luck) my career is going to be much longer, and there's always a lot of talk of a closed market in terms of biology/biomedical-based jobs. I'm not particularly bothered about making a lot of money, but I want my degree to be worth it and I certainly don't want to be without a job or be in a position where I have to go into the only job that has an opening.
    If you're going for further study, then I assume there is an awful lot going for biomedicine - as you can further specialise in a masters and then PhD.

    I would look at tentative prospective jobs which you wouldn't mind, and what degree would be good to get there - you may find that biomed does get you to some nice places.

    Happiness seems to be a main ingredient in being successful in what you choose to do. If you enjoy it, it won't feel so much like a job. But as you say, as long as you get reasonable return on your investment (of the degree), then all is well.
 
 
 
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