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Hi guys. So I am struggling to decide to which course to accept and which uni to choose... I want to do a course that has the highest chance to lead me to a job afterwards. I am interested in pharmaceutical industry and I would go in that direction if I could after graduation, but I enjoy any practical lab work, I would also enjoy clinical route, but I am just not 100% sure.
I have the options of University of Bradford - MSc Cancer Drug Discovery and University of Leeds - MSc Infection, Immunity and Human Disease. I also have offers from University of Nottingham - MSc Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Sciences, but I can't pick it as it is too far to commute from Leeds-Bradford area.. I have been offered a place from University of York - MSc Molecular Medicine, but I am not sure this would give me any advantage..
I would appreciate any help if any of you could help me! Thank you!
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Hi guys. So I am struggling to decide to which course to accept and which uni to choose... I want to do a course that has the highest chance to lead me to a job afterwards. I am interested in pharmaceutical industry and I would go in that direction if I could after graduation, but I enjoy any practical lab work, I would also enjoy clinical route, but I am just not 100% sure.
I have the options of University of Bradford - MSc Cancer Drug Discovery and University of Leeds - MSc Infection, Immunity and Human Disease. I also have offers from University of Nottingham - MSc Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Sciences, but I can't pick it as it is too far to commute from Leeds-Bradford area.. I have been offered a place from University of York - MSc Molecular Medicine, but I am not sure this would give me any advantage..
I would appreciate any help if any of you could help me! Thank you!
You could work in pharma with any of these degrees though none are clinical. What is your undergrad degree in? Choose the degree that interests you most. They're all different.
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You could work in pharma with any of these degrees though none are clinical. What is your undergrad degree in? Choose the degree that interests you most. They're all different.
Thank you for you reply!
I do not have any big specific interests in this field, because I do not have much specific experience outside studies, but I do like immunology and cancer related things, and I am interested in the whole drug R&D process. So that is why I am struggling with choosing the right course.

I have graduated from BSc Biomedical Science.
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Thank you for you reply!
I do not have any big specific interests in this field, because I do not have much specific experience outside studies, but I do like immunology and cancer related things, and I am interested in the whole drug R&D process. So that is why I am struggling with choosing the right course.

I have graduated from BSc Biomedical Science.
In that case you're definitely not qualified for anything clinical. Between cancer and immunology, immunology is broader though ideally as you have wide interests the Nottingham one is best suited to you.
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In that case you're definitely not qualified for anything clinical. Between cancer and immunology, immunology is broader though ideally as you have wide interests the Nottingham one is best suited to you.
Thank you!
Can I ask why is that?


Also, if I were to still choose between Leeds and Bradford, what advice could you give me there?
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Thank you!
Can I ask why is that?


Also, if I were to still choose between Leeds and Bradford, what advice could you give me there?
Because you don't have any clinical qualifications! Neither a BSc nor an MSc is a clinical degree. You can get involved with clinical research but will always need a clinical team or supervisor. I have already advised you about choosing between immunology and cancer. Please read my post above. A broader degree makes it easier to move around and explore your interests and while cancer is sexy it is saturated.
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As a clinical route, I meant NHS and I have that option already, but at the moment I think I would prefer the pharmaceutical route and I want to do my masters that could lead me to those type of jobs.
Why I thought that Bradford might be good is that it is the most specific course, which is good when applying after graduation, because I would be in advantage over people that have studied on broader courses. They have a brand new nuilding, Cancer Institute, that is active in cancer research and is focused on it
At the same time, I know Leeds has connections with different companies and it is a university higher up in the ranking...
I think both universities have their advantages. As you said, a broader degree could be better, but I just don't know what to pick.
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The Cancer Institute is not new at Bradford, it's been there at least 5 years, but from my experience it is a fantastic research institute with, as you mention, a department specialising in cancer research which has recently made movements that made mainstream media. It is also a University that is investing heavily in itself, more so than other Universities in my experience.

With the other institutions that you name you get the 'brand' of saying you have an MSc from University of X, but that's just an ego thing. Try and get to see the places before you commit.
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