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    I am unsure as to what course I should apply for at university. I enjoy science, especially in the bio/chem areas, I am looking at pharmacology, biomedical science and biochemistry. I really like most of the modules in pharmacology and biomed, although pharmacology is not offered at pretty much all universities I really like. I sat my a levels last year, but I know I would need to re sit an a level if I apply for biochem or biomed, which is fine as that was the plan anyway but im unsure whether this is a good option as I may still not achieve the grade they want.
    In addition, I also dont know which is the best option for after university in terms of jobs? Any help?
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    Try thinking about what job you want to do first and go from there?
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    (Original post by TraineeBMS)
    Try thinking about what job you want to do first and go from there?
    I think I want to go into research, but as I understand any of these courses could send me in that direction, which is why im unsure as what to do
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    Most of them are fairly even. A lot of people aren't certain, but it's okay because you don't generally specialise until MSc/PhD level in science anyway unless you have a very particular interest. Generally universities appreciate this and give a 'common first year' to most subjects within their Life Science school, allowing you to experience all areas and then transfer to something else if you like.

    For Pharmacology and Biomed (unsure about biochem) this doesn't usually apply, you would need to apply off the bat for that course or something similar. Biomed especially is worth noting because it is one of the few with a vocational path at the end if you do an accredited IBMS course.

    All of them allow access to the Scientist Training Program upon graduation, though.
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    Most of them are fairly even. A lot of people aren't certain, but it's okay because you don't generally specialise until MSc/PhD level in science anyway unless you have a very particular interest. Generally universities appreciate this and give a 'common first year' to most subjects within their Life Science school, allowing you to experience all areas and then transfer to something else if you like.

    For Pharmacology and Biomed (unsure about biochem) this doesn't usually apply, you would need to apply off the bat for that course or something similar. Biomed especially is worth noting because it is one of the few with a vocational path at the end if you do an accredited IBMS course.

    All of them allow access to the Scientist Training Program upon graduation, though.
    And by the time most people notice that vocational path it's too late to realise that they've taken the long route!
 
 
 
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