Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey everyone,

    I have applied for Biochemistry courses at various universities and some of the courses are MSci courses (4 year integrated masters), while one is a 3 year BSc, after which I would do a 1 year MSc.

    Does anyone know if there is a difference between the MSci and BSc+MSc routes in terms of getting the best all-round education and getting into PhD programmes?

    Thanks!
    • Community Assistant
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Em B)
    Hey everyone,

    I have applied for Biochemistry courses at various universities and some of the courses are MSci courses (4 year integrated masters), while one is a 3 year BSc, after which I would do a 1 year MSc.

    Does anyone know if there is a difference between the MSci and BSc+MSc routes in terms of getting the best all-round education and getting into PhD programmes?

    Thanks!
    If your goal is to do a PhD then it doesn't matter which you do.

    A MSc is more work and has a higher research content than the last year of a MSci (a MSc is made up of 180 credits, the final year of a MSci is 120 credits), but it is not necessary to do a MSc before a PhD. Doing a MSc would end up costing you a lot more money (because postgraduate loans are repaid concurrently with undergraduate student loans), so I think you should do a MSci.
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Em B)
    Hey everyone,

    I have applied for Biochemistry courses at various universities and some of the courses are MSci courses (4 year integrated masters), while one is a 3 year BSc, after which I would do a 1 year MSc.

    Does anyone know if there is a difference between the MSci and BSc+MSc routes in terms of getting the best all-round education and getting into PhD programmes?

    Thanks!
    Hi Em,

    We run both BSc and MSci degrees but the MSci is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to our current three-year BSc degrees. Most of the first three years will be in common for these schemes, but the MSci offers specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques during the third year as preparation for an intensive year-long advanced research project during the fourth year.

    Hope this helps; if you'd like further information, please visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/le...mistrydegrees/
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources

    Quick Link:

    Unanswered Life Sciences Threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.