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    How to write a personal statement for biological science AND human biology
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    (Original post by kaur00)
    How to write a personal statement for biological science AND human biology
    Hi kaur00


    What part of it are you struggling with in particular, is it just making it relevant to both subjects?

    As your courses are both biology related, I would try and make everything you put in relevant to both of the courses and make sure you include both of the courses in some way. It may seem strange that you are writing about a human biology course in the same application for biological science, but universities understand that students apply for a range of courses.

    With this you could also explicitly say why you have chosen these two different courses, and how you would benefit from them, and explain each of them individually, universities will really appreciate your honesty.

    If you're still really struggling with putting the personal statement together, see if the universities have any personal statement writing tips on their websites, or even contact their admissions teams or a contact from the department and let them know your concern - they'll be able to advise you much more specifically about what they're looking for, and how you can include both courses.

    I hope this helps in some way! What universities are you applying to by the way? It would be great to know how you're application is progressing.

    Thanks
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    Thank you for this!

    However, I really can’t make up my mind. My strong point is science and I love it, but really dislike practicals. The thing with a degree in Biological Science or Human Biology is that the job options afterwards are limited and little pay.
    I’m now thinking of going into Finance, yet I have no work experience related to it. The jobs afterwards are great though!
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    (Original post by kaur00)
    Thank you for this!

    However, I really can’t make up my mind. My strong point is science and I love it, but really dislike practicals. The thing with a degree in Biological Science or Human Biology is that the job options afterwards are limited and little pay.
    I’m now thinking of going into Finance, yet I have no work experience related to it. The jobs afterwards are great though!
    If I were you, I'd take a bit of time to get some experience in finance but also jobs related to the science subjects you are thinking about, even if that means taking a year out before going to university. It's better to go later, with a strong desire to do something and with an end-goal of a job you actually want to do, then spend so much money going to university, maybe hating it, and then dropping out. I imagine the science subjects will have quite a bit of practical stuff too.

    Having said that, even if you did the science degrees, there's nothing stopping you going into a job that is very vaguely related to science. A lot of employers only care that you've got a degree because it shows you've worked hard and have the skills needed to commit to something and get things done. Even with a science degree, you might end up in something financial...
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    Okay thank you.

    Quick question: is Biomedical Science really that lab-intensive?
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    (Original post by kaur00)
    Okay thank you.

    Quick question: is Biomedical Science really that lab-intensive?
    You'd be better off asking about the courses here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=631
 
 
 
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