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    Hey all,
    I am currently an AS student and I'm unsure whether I want to do a BSc in Neuroscience or just Biology on it's own ("Biological Sciences"). I find Neuroscience very interesting and the most interesting part of biology, but I do enjoy biology as a whole. I've heard that it's better to do a more diverse Biology degree as it opens more doors. Is this true? Either way, I'm still looking at a Masters in Neuroscience so would it be better to do the Biology BSc route?

    In summary - which would be better in terms of graduate employment, modules and accessibility?


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    Doing a more diverse degree does open more doors and is better if you're unsure as it allows you to explore your interests. They may change when you work out what studying at this level is really like.
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    (Original post by bioenthusiast)
    Hey all,
    I am currently an AS student and I'm unsure whether I want to do a BSc in Neuroscience or just Biology on it's own ("Biological Sciences". I find Neuroscience very interesting and the most interesting part of biology, but I do enjoy biology as a whole. I've heard that it's better to do a more diverse Biology degree as it opens more doors. Is this true? Either way, I'm still looking at a Masters in Neuroscience so would it be better to do the Biology BSc route?

    In summary - which would be better in terms of graduate employment, modules and accessibility?


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    A generic degree does have many routes but at the same time it can completely rule out, or at least make them very difficult, more specific routes.
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    (Original post by TraineeBMS)
    A generic degree does have many routes but at the same time it can completely rule out, or at least make them very difficult, more specific routes.
    I think this needs a bit of clarification. If the OP does a degree in biology that definitely won't rule our a nero career or degree later on!
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    I think this needs a bit of clarification. If the OP does a degree in biology that definitely won't rule our a nero career or degree later on!
    It won't completely rule out things but most things will take longer to get to as it will require more specialising.
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    (Original post by TraineeBMS)
    It won't completely rule out things but most things will take longer to get to as it will require more specialising.
    Well the OP is wanting to do neuro so while what you're saying may be true of other things in the OP's case they can still do neuro after a degree in bio and it won't take any longer.
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    (Original post by bioenthusiast)
    Hey all,
    I am currently an AS student and I'm unsure whether I want to do a BSc in Neuroscience or just Biology on it's own ("Biological Sciences". I find Neuroscience very interesting and the most interesting part of biology, but I do enjoy biology as a whole. I've heard that it's better to do a more diverse Biology degree as it opens more doors. Is this true? Either way, I'm still looking at a Masters in Neuroscience so would it be better to do the Biology BSc route?

    In summary - which would be better in terms of graduate employment, modules and accessibility?


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    I'd personally apply to do Biology then after your 1st year ask to move to Neuroscience if your uni allow it. I think most do. Double check with the places you're applying to though. Gives you a bit more time to make an informed decision.
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    (Original post by bioenthusiast)
    Hey all,
    I am currently an AS student and I'm unsure whether I want to do a BSc in Neuroscience or just Biology on it's own ("Biological Sciences". I find Neuroscience very interesting and the most interesting part of biology, but I do enjoy biology as a whole. I've heard that it's better to do a more diverse Biology degree as it opens more doors. Is this true? Either way, I'm still looking at a Masters in Neuroscience so would it be better to do the Biology BSc route?

    In summary - which would be better in terms of graduate employment, modules and accessibility?


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    Course material will overlap with Biology, and employability is almost exactly the same. You could always take the Biology route, and then specialise in Neuroscience during your 3rd yr.

    Also another option is to choose Biological Sciences (it offers a wide variety of subject within Biology, so you may be able to take neuroscience modules early on at some universities).
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    So the general consensus is that a Biology degree would be better in terms of opening my doors?
    Also, I don't do AS chem but may pick it up next year alongside A2. Is this a good idea? Because I know some courses such as Sheffield Biomedical Science want chem to AS level
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    (Original post by Moura)
    I'd personally apply to do Biology then after your 1st year ask to move to Neuroscience if your uni allow it. I think most do. Double check with the places you're applying to though. Gives you a bit more time to make an informed decision.
    Thanks this helps a lot. I think some universities such as Manchester and Leeds do this, so it's about getting the grades to access those courses
 
 
 
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