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    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!
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    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.
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    (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/
 
 
 
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