I am currently on an access to science course and have offers from the above uni's to study Biology BSc in September, a subject I am really passionate about but haven't figured out which area to focus on yet. Aside from trying to power through my discovery that the career prospects for this degree are potentially low, I'm having trouble deciding which university I should choose.
Surrey offers a professional placement year which I think will be really important, however I will be privately renting with my partner and we cannot realistically afford to live there.
Nottingham is really calling to me and is very affordable but it offers no professional placement.
Birmingham sounds like a good option in theory, it doesn't offer a professional placement but they speak a lot about 'career focus' and their biology course is accredited by the RSB.
Sheffield well.... it's a bit too far north for my liking, but I have heard good things.
My question is, is there anybody out there studying biological sciences at one of these uni's that can give me a little review/advice? Also what's the careers advice like?
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Last edited by Mitochondrosome; 11-01-2017 at 22:36.
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The placement year would be the winner for me as nothing really can replace or make up for research experience and it will really help you to work out what you want to do. Just for the record, RSB accreditation doesn't mean much so don't worry too much about it.