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    I'm considering doing a MOOC in medicinal chem to add to my personal statement/ further my knowledge in the field I want to work in. However, it'll cost about £70 - is it worth paying for the certificate? In terms of increasing my chances of getting a place at uni?
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    i've heard that it's free on unifrog and you don't need the certificate at proof, it's pointless as the uni will still know that you have done a MOOC.
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    (Original post by wheresmejumper)
    I'm considering doing a MOOC in medicinal chem to add to my personal statement/ further my knowledge in the field I want to work in. However, it'll cost about £70 - is it worth paying for the certificate? In terms of increasing my chances of getting a place at uni?
    why not look for a free one like MIT OCW or similar.
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    answering your question, yes it is worth it because you will really stand out in your application to uni
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    So, in reference to the above: it's worth it if you're interested in the course, have a suitable background, and believe you will benefit from it intellectually. It is not worth it just to get CV/PS "fodder". In either case it's probably not worth paying to have it certificated as it's a fairly meaningless piece of paper - you get the experience whether you get the paper or not, so you can still discuss what you learned and your experience of learning in such a format without it.
 
 
 
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