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    Hey all
    Just finished AS's and i was lookin to do medicine but dropped out due to the usual, now looking for a new career path, taking Economics, Biology and Chemistry at A-level, (dropped maths at AS)

    Anyone recomend Biology at uni or a related course preferably with high employment rate after the degree and an interesting job?

    thanks for your time
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    (Original post by gnikcin)
    Hey all
    Just finished AS's and i was lookin to do medicine but dropped out due to the usual, now looking for a new career path, taking Economics, Biology and Chemistry at A-level, (dropped maths at AS)

    Anyone recomend Biology at uni or a related course preferably with high employment rate after the degree and an interesting job?

    thanks for your time
    I'm not doing anything science related at uni..so feel free to disregard my post completely...but people i know doing biology related courses are mainly doing either:

    1) Biochemistry
    2) Natural Sciences

    Genetics might also be an option??

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    Genetics at Swansea
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    thanks those are cool
    but is genetics no boring?
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    There are lots of different types of Biology course... even with the same name. It depends what type of Biology you're interested in. Look at the courses you do very carefully. I'm at Warwick doing Biology, it's all molecular based, there's a lot of Proteins, Genes and Genetics in the first year, a bit of metabolism (krebs etc) and loads of virology/microbiology because that's what the university specialises in. With a degree like that you can go into lots of things, there's a bit of epidemiology included as well, everyone seem sto want microbiologists and virologists at the moment. Personally, I'm going the medical route, not as a doctor (although you can do that from the course as postgrad) but as clinical research. At Exeter it's more animal biology, especially marine biology, they have a seperate campus down in cornwall as well for field trips.
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    (Original post by gnikcin)
    but is genetics no boring?
    No

    I love genetics! Therefore so should everyone else!!! (Only joking!)

    What sort of 'biology' interests you?

    Molecular (if so consider biochem/genetics/biophys)
    mammaly stuff (look at zoologoy based degrees)
    watery stuff (look at Marine biology)
    planty stuff (never got this, but look at botony based degrees).

    Some places will let you take joint honors - I have a friend how did biology with genetics - not as hard core genetics as the genetics degree, but with a degree of specialisation.
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    (Original post by gnikcin)
    Hey all
    Just finished AS's and i was lookin to do medicine but dropped out due to the usual, now looking for a new career path,
    Hey..so what was 'usual'...?

    I initially thought Id being doing med too but i realised it really wasnt for me - so I chose the biology route, and (fingers crossed) will being reading human genetics this sept! I dont think the job prospects are too great are they? Fluffy first job was only £6000, even still I think I made the right decision. What part of biology do you like? You could always do a broad-based biology degree, or something like biomedical sciences,or human sciences/biology.
 
 
 
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