Human sciences (UCL) or Genetics (QMUL)?Watch
So I'm choosing between Human sciences at UCL and Genetics at QMUL. (It's a long story but this choice has to be in London and it cannot require 2 A/Higher-level sciences) Genetics is closer to what I want to do in the future, but UCL is far more attractive for all kinds of reasons (I don't subscribe to the structural QMUL hate on TSR, but UCL is clearly better for biology). Also, I don't mind doing some humanities/soft science modules
To the point:
1. Do you know if it is possible to clearly specialise within the Human sciences degree towards the more molecular/cellular aspects of bio? It does seem to be quite focused on genetics/evolution, and that's right up my alley.
2. Will a BSc Genetics from QMUL be valued more highly than a BSc Human sciences from UCL by universities when applying for e.g. a MSc in Biochemistry? (Obv this is presuming same grades etc)
3. Do Human sciences students share modules with other bio degrees in the department? Are the first year modules 'light' versions or is this degree a proper biology degree with some 'soft science' (anthropology etc) elements?
Thanks in advance! I would be forever grateful (or at least quite grateful) to any UCL or QMUL student who bothers answering one or more of my questions.
The first year you share modules with BioMed and Natural Sciences in genetics, cell biology, physiology and anatomy.
You also delve into abit of anthropology and psychology. The degree falls under the life sciences department at UCL and focuses on bioloigcal sciences but allows you to dip into psychology, anthropology, and science and technology modules.