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My current A Level subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

I am really interested in human biology and genetics. I also enjoy learning about metabolism/nutrition. I like chemistry and would like to incorporate that into my studies too (however, I would rather focus more on biology).

I would like to have a job in the research and development sector, and possibly work in a lab and test samples of blood/urine, etc. I'd prefer to work more independently rather than work with patients, which is why I don't want to study medicine.

Which university course will cover my interests, as well as allowing me to get a job in research?

I was thinking about biochemistry, but I'm worried that will mainly cover biological molecules e.g. monosaccharides, lipids, proteins. I want to connect this all to human biology too, such as learning about bodily functions. I may be completely wrong, so what do you think I should take?

Thank you.
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My current A Level subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

I am really interested in human biology and genetics. I also enjoy learning about metabolism/nutrition. I like chemistry and would like to incorporate that into my studies too (however, I would rather focus more on biology).

I would like to have a job in the research and development sector, and possibly work in a lab and test samples of blood/urine, etc. I'd prefer to work more independently rather than work with patients, which is why I don't want to study medicine.

Which university course will cover my interests, as well as allowing me to get a job in research?

I was thinking about biochemistry, but I'm worried that will mainly cover biological molecules e.g. monosaccharides, lipids, proteins. I want to connect this all to human biology too, such as learning about bodily functions. I may be completely wrong, so what do you think I should take?

Thank you.
biomedical?biological science?
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Maybe biomedical or human biology?
Or a very flexible biological sciences course that lets you specialise in your areas of interest (remember to check the course content of different unis)
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My current A Level subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

I am really interested in human biology and genetics. I also enjoy learning about metabolism/nutrition. I like chemistry and would like to incorporate that into my studies too (however, I would rather focus more on biology).

I would like to have a job in the research and development sector, and possibly work in a lab and test samples of blood/urine, etc. I'd prefer to work more independently rather than work with patients, which is why I don't want to study medicine.

Which university course will cover my interests, as well as allowing me to get a job in research?

I was thinking about biochemistry, but I'm worried that will mainly cover biological molecules e.g. monosaccharides, lipids, proteins. I want to connect this all to human biology too, such as learning about bodily functions. I may be completely wrong, so what do you think I should take?

Thank you.
Hey,

if you are interested in studying Biology at University, University of Leicester offers Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. In both biological and Medical sciences you can choose to specialise in Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology and Microbiology.

If you would like to see the course content, here is the link to our website:
Biological Sciences-https://le.ac.uk/biosciences
Medical Sciences-https://le.ac.uk/medicine-and-health

University of Leicester also offer a Year in Industry, where you can work in a particular field you are interested in. Previous students have worked for pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, and in research institutions such as the Animal Health Institute and Kew Gardens.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message.

I hope this helps.

Antonia
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My current A Level subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

I am really interested in human biology and genetics. I also enjoy learning about metabolism/nutrition. I like chemistry and would like to incorporate that into my studies too (however, I would rather focus more on biology).

I would like to have a job in the research and development sector, and possibly work in a lab and test samples of blood/urine, etc. I'd prefer to work more independently rather than work with patients, which is why I don't want to study medicine.

Which university course will cover my interests, as well as allowing me to get a job in research?

I was thinking about biochemistry, but I'm worried that will mainly cover biological molecules e.g. monosaccharides, lipids, proteins. I want to connect this all to human biology too, such as learning about bodily functions. I may be completely wrong, so what do you think I should take?

Thank you.
You state that you want to work in R&D and then that you want to work in a laboratory testing urines and bloods etc.

If you want to work testing urines and bloods then working in a NHS laboratory is the main way to go. You don't have patient contact. For this BSc Healthcare Science is the route.

For R&D then just any old generic Biomedical Science course would suffice.
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