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Through what course at Cambridge will it lead to Biochemical engineering/ Biotechnology postgraduate courses later in life.
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Through what course at Cambridge will it lead to Biochemical engineering/ Biotechnology postgraduate courses later in life.
Does the Engineering course have relevant options in years 3 & 4? Or NatSci? I imagine either would do if you want to go on to do a Biotech MSc or MPhil.

However, don't apply to Cambridge just because it's "Cambridge". Only apply if they have the best course for you.

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Does the Engineering course have relevant options in years 3 & 4? Or NatSci? I imagine either would do if you want to go on to do a Biotech MSc or MPhil.

However, don't apply to Cambridge just because it's "Cambridge". Only apply if they have the best course for you.

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The problem is that I absolutely love chemical engineering and natural sciences courses offered, but I'm really struggling to choose which one. So I'm just thinking which one would prepare better for MSc Biochemical engineering/Biotechnology.
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The problem is that I absolutely love chemical engineering and natural sciences courses offered, but I'm really struggling to choose which one. So I'm just thinking which one would prepare better for MSc Biochemical engineering/Biotechnology.
Unless they have a pathway for scientists (such as UCL's MSc in the same) then they will probably require a background in Chemical Engineering. The Cambridge Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology tripos, as indicated by the name, does include aspects of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering - more so than many other Chemical Engineering courses in face.

The difference between (Bio)Chemical Engineering and bench sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc) is huge - they prepare differently for different aims, and while there are ways to go from one to the other, this can restrict your options in the path to your eventual career.

However you don't need to make a decision until towards the end of the first year at Cambridge whether you continue in NatSci or go into Chemical Engineering. However, your personal statement will need to be oriented to either Chemical Engineering or basic sciences, and this will then determine what the other 4 courses you apply to will be.
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